A Look At Our Town

A Look At Our Town

Cool Things to do in Jackson MS

  • One of three pre Civil War structures still standing: the Old Capitol. The Old Capitol was built in 1839 and restored to its original appearance. The new capitol building took its place in 1903.
  • The Eudora Welty Library’s namesake won the Pulitzer prize in 1973 for the book “The Optimist’s Daughter, and her home is a museum as well.
  • The King Edward Apartments was built as a 5-star hotel in 1923 and is repurposed into luxury apartments.
  • The Standard Life Building was built in 1919 in the art deco style. It’s the fourth largest building in Jackson and was the largest concrete building globally at one time.
  • During World War Two, the Army used Hawkins Field, and the Netherlands had their flying school there.
  • Malaco Records releases gospel, blues, and soul records and owns a recording studio. It’s known all over the world.
  • You can’t see it, but there’s an ancient extinct volcano that sits 2,900 feet under the Mississippi Coliseum.
  • Spend an afternoon taking in all the great works of art at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
  • The Mississippi Childrens’ Museum is a hands-on experience for the kids with art and science sections.
  • The Jackson Zoo is world-class, with a zoo train the whole family will love. \
  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will appeal to the nature lover and scientist in you.
  • You’ll have a great time at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park fishing, camping, and golfing.
  • Take a look at the replica 1920s town at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum.
  • Trace the history of the civil rights movement at the Museum of Mississippi History
  • Relax and take in the flora at the Mynelle Gardens Arboretum & Botanical Center


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Standard Life Building https://goo.gl/maps/aH7zQV58hSAVJ5kS8

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Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum https://goo.gl/maps/P2iEu6TFi2ttzHss8

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