Jackson Mississippi Travel Guide
Head down south to Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson. The bustling city of about 170,000 residents is full of unique history, beautiful nature, and hidden gems around every corner. The metropolitan area, with a population of over 500,000, is the 23rd largest in the country, and the largest in the state of Mississippi.
Things to do in Jackson Mississippi
While in Jackson, check out some of the many museums. Interested in learning more about civil rights? Head to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum for exhibits on the Civil Rights Movement, or learn about African American history at the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center. Art fan? Check out the Mississippi Museum of Art for collections from local and national artists. Looking to get out into nature? Enjoy the trails and paths at Mississippi Petrified Forest or hang out in the grass at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. Other popular attractions include the Old Capitol Museum, the Jackson Zoo, and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
Best Places to Stay in Jackson Mississippi
Looking for the best neighborhoods? Jackson’s Fondren area is popular for quirky shops and funky streets, and quaint cafes. Midtown is another popular spot for all things artsy and creative, with dozens of music venues, cafes, and art galleries all around. Downtown is always abuzz and is home to many great hotels for your stay.
Best Time to Visit Jackson Mississippi
The best time to visit Jackson is from March to May when all the flowers and plants are in bloom and the spring weather is not too hot but not cold.