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Jackson
Good old-fashioned Southern hospitality combined with a rich history make the capital of Mississippi a great choice for a weekend jaunt. A major player in the civil-rights struggle of the 1960s, Jackson is home to a number of fine museums that focus on the conflict and the profound change that followed. The exhibit at the Old Capitol Museum displays photographs and film footage of this tumultuous time, while museums such as the Smith Robertson, housed in the first school for black children from the area, examine the struggles and achievements of African-Americans in art and literature. A stroll around the Farish Street Historical District presents many opportunities to view old houses, churches and other buildings... more Good old-fashioned Southern hospitality combined with a rich history make the capital of Mississippi a great choice for a weekend jaunt. A major player in the civil-rights struggle of the 1960s, Jackson is home to a number of fine museums that focus on the conflict and the profound change that followed. The exhibit at the Old Capitol Museum displays photographs and film footage of this tumultuous time, while museums such as the Smith Robertson, housed in the first school for black children from the area, examine the struggles and achievements of African-Americans in art and literature. A stroll around the Farish Street Historical District presents many opportunities to view old houses, churches and other buildings, many of which were built by former slaves. Dont miss contemporary attractions like the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, the Russell C. Davis Planetarium and the "New Capitol", where the government of Mississippi addresses the issues of the day. The warmth and friendliness of the local people, an array of accommodation choices, and a range of restaurants serving up the best in Southern fare make Jackson feel like a home away from home. less

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Mississippi Children's Museum
Mississippi Children's Museum
Owner description: The Mississippi Children's Museum is your Destination for Imagination. MCM wants to ignite the spark of creativity that is inside each and everyone of us and awaken a lifelong... more Owner description: The Mississippi Children's Museum is your Destination for Imagination. MCM wants to ignite the spark of creativity that is inside each and everyone of us and awaken a lifelong passion for learning, exploration and discovery. Visit the Mississippi Children's Museum and get inspired! Open Tuesday through Saturday 9a-5p and Sunday 1p-6p. Admission is $10 per person; children under the age of 1 year are free. less
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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State Capitol
State Capitol
Owner description: Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction as well as the focus of... more Owner description: Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction as well as the focus of Mississippi state government activities. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Government Buildings
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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Owner description: Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that includes indoor exhibits: a 100,000-gallon aquarium filled with native fishes, reptiles and amphibians... more Owner description: Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that includes indoor exhibits: a 100,000-gallon aquarium filled with native fishes, reptiles and amphibians, plus more than two miles of outdoor walking trails that wind through natural habitats. less
Attraction type: Natural History Museums
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Eudora Welty House
Eudora Welty House
The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Old Capitol Museum
Old Capitol Museum
Owner description: The Old Capitol building served the state from 1832-1903 and was later converted into a State Historical Museum. Visitors can tour the grand dam of Mississippi politics, plus view... more Owner description: The Old Capitol building served the state from 1832-1903 and was later converted into a State Historical Museum. Visitors can tour the grand dam of Mississippi politics, plus view dioramas and exhibits that trace the city's history. The museum also includes a large collection of Jefferson Davis memorabilia. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Lou's Full-Serv Southern Restaurant
Lou's Full-Serv Southern Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 350 Restaurants in Jackson
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
La Finestra
La Finestra
Ranked #2 of 350 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: USD 25 - 30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Walker's
Walker's
Ranked #3 of 350 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Char
Char
Ranked #4 of 350 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: USD 31 - 50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Babalu's Tacos and Tapas
Babalu's Tacos and Tapas
Ranked #5 of 350 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Hamburgers, Tapas
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Value Place Jackson, MS (Byram)
2.5 of 5
Value Place Jackson, MS (Byram)
USD 38 - 74
Ranked #21 of 46 Hotels in Jackson
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Comfort Inn & Suites Byram
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites Byram
USD 97 - 105
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Byram
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Byram
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Byram
USD 86 - 116
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Byram
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

BEST WESTERN PLUS Flowood Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Flowood Inn & Suites
USD 91 - 131
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Flowood
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Hampton Inn Richland
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Richland
USD 80 - 128
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Richland
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Hampton Inn Jackson- Flowood
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jackson- Flowood
USD 105 - 159
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Flowood
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