Cultured yet laid back Jackson Mississippi is an intriguing
combination of new and old located along the banks of
the twisting Pearl River. Jackson Mississippi tourism
encompasses a wealth of southern culture with many one-of-a-kind
neighborhoods and attractions to explore. Incorporated
as the capital of Mississippi in 1833, the excellent design
of the city proves the thoughtfulness and care that went
into planning Jackson Mississippi. Some forethought is
beneficial when planning on visiting the city and most
often a car is the most convenient mode of transportation as numerous sights, shopping and dining are found spread out over the large region.
Flying into the Jackson Mississippi airport offers great aerial views of the city, especially at night when it's lit up beautifully. Non-stop daily air service is provided by Jackson-Evers International Airport to eleven cities through eight different airlines including Delta, Southwest, Continental and Northwest.
The Jackson Mississippi airport is an excellent facility that has a convenient baggage claim area, gift shops offering many kinds of merchandise and souvenirs and a variety of bars and restaurants perfect for grabbing a bite or biding time between flights. Ground transportation from the Jackson Mississippi airport connects visitors easily to their Jackson hotels via rental cars, limos, buses and taxis.
The unique neighborhoods in Jackson are an attraction themselves. The heart of the city sees the most action during the day. Bordered by High Street the State Capital, built in 1903, is striking against the city skyline. Things to do in the city include a visit the Governor's Mansion which exemplifies Greek Revival style architecture at its best. Fortunately this building survived the battles in history of the Civil War. Jackson City Hall and the Old State Capital are two interesting antebellum structures located near the Governors Mansion. One of the best museums to visit during Jackson Mississippi tourism is the one found inside the Old State Capital focusing on the city's culture and dynamic history.
When downtown don't miss the Russell C. Davis Planetarium just two blocks from City Hall and adjacent Mississippi Museum of Art which is home to the biggest collection of crafts and folk art in the world. Directly across the street visitors can take in a ballet, symphony performance or an opera at Thalia Mara Hall for a cultured evening out. The Mid North district in Jackson Mississippi is home to the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium where many exciting concerts and sporting events take place.
Visitors will also find the Mississippi Museum of Natural
Science in LeFleur's Bluff State Park. Head out to the
beautiful park for great Mississippi
fishing and camping or take in a game of golf at the nine-hole course. The
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame and the Mississippi
Sports Hall of Fame are housed in a large complex across
the street and are favored attractions during Jackson
Mississippi tourism. The Jackson
Zoo is also a favorite attraction among visiting families.
The Historically important Fair Street is found west of downtown Jackson Mississippi. This area was the center of vibrant black culture, business, politics and religion during the years of racial segregation following the Civil War. Civil Rights shrines, buildings and churches are some of the landmarks that define the neighborhood as well as the Alamo Theater where famous acts such as Louis Armstrong can be seen.
The Farish Street Heritage Festival kicks off in July and is definitely worth attending if in the area. The sweeping grounds of the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, west of the Old State Capital, is where many shows, exhibitions and the State Fair happen every year. A visit to Jackson encompasses fun and exciting times. Make sure to check through the city's calender of events so as not to miss any of the numerous special celebrations happening year-round.