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Jackson
Hospitality and history make the capital city a great choice for a weekend jaunt. At Smith Robertson Museum, examine African-American struggles and triumphs. Historic Farish Street, a growing entertainment district, reveals a rich Blues heritage. Visit the Old Capitol Museum, the Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural Science, the Zoo, the Mississippi Children’s Museum and more. Find events, accommodations and restaurants to complete your experience in a city with soul.

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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: Meet over 200 living species in our 100,000 gallon aquarium network. See native reptiles, fishes, and amphibians! Explore an entire wall of fossil specimens, Zygorhiza... more Owner description: Meet over 200 living species in our 100,000 gallon aquarium network. See native reptiles, fishes, and amphibians! Explore an entire wall of fossil specimens, Zygorhiza, Mosasaurus, and a giant Sloth. Check out deer, waterfowl, and Mississippi's endangered species exhibits. The Preschool Discovery Room features colorful murals and an iconic, giant treehouse with a slide. Plus, two miles of outdoor walking trails that wind through natural habitats. The museum was named the "2014 Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year" by the Southeast Tourism Society. 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: Government Buildings; 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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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

Walker's
Walker's
Ranked #1 of 380 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Pig & Pint
The Pig & Pint
Ranked #2 of 380 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: USD 6 - USD 25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Gastropub
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Babalu Tapas & Tacos
Babalu Tapas & Tacos
Ranked #3 of 380 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Iron Horse Grill
The Iron Horse Grill
Ranked #4 of 380 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: USD 9 - USD 31
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Char Restaurant
Char Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 380 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, 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

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

WoodSpring Suites Jackson South
2.5 of 5
WoodSpring Suites Jackson South
USD 41 - USD 78
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Byram
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Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Madison
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Madison
USD 96 - USD 210
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Madison
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2.5 of 5 Luxury Inn and Suites
USD 89 - USD 104
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Florence
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Inn
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn
USD 70 - USD 96
Ranked #7 of 39 Hotels in Jackson
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Hampton Inn Jackson- Flowood
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jackson- Flowood
USD 106 - USD 162
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Flowood
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Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Flowood
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Flowood
USD 100 - USD 169
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Flowood
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Fairview Inn
4.0 of 5
Fairview Inn
USD 225 - USD 358
Ranked #1 of 5 Jackson B&B and Inns
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