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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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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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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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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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Mississippi Museum of Art
Mississippi Museum of Art
Owner description: The Mississippi Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the state and has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years. Come enjoy our exhibitions, events... more Owner description: The Mississippi Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the state and has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years. Come enjoy our exhibitions, events, and The Art Garden year round. Admission to the Museum is free, with the exception of some special ticketed exhibitions. Art is the story. Find it here. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Iron Horse Grill
The Iron Horse Grill
Ranked #1 of 364 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: USD 9 - USD 31
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Babalu Tacos and Tapas
Babalu Tacos and Tapas
Ranked #2 of 364 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Walker's
Walker's
Ranked #3 of 364 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Char Restaurant
Char Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 364 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Lou's Full-Serv
Lou's Full-Serv
Ranked #5 of 364 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: USD 12 - USD 40
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Byram
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Byram
USD 98 - USD 126
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Byram
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Comfort Inn & Suites Byram
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites Byram
USD 93 - USD 106
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Byram
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Comfort Inn
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn
USD 64 - USD 89
Ranked #6 of 46 Hotels in Jackson
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Value Place Jackson, MS (Byram)
2.5 of 5
Value Place Jackson, MS (Byram)
USD 40 - USD 86
Ranked #12 of 46 Hotels in Jackson
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Hampton Inn Jackson- Flowood
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jackson- Flowood
USD 95 - USD 151
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Flowood
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Fairview Inn
4.0 of 5
Fairview Inn
USD 242 - USD 377
Ranked #1 of 5 Jackson B&B and Inns
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