Central Region

Attractions

Agriculture and Forest/National Agricultural Aviat - Discover Mississippi's rich agricultural history at the Jim Buck Ross Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry/National Agricultural Aviation Museum. Step back in time and retrace the agricultural progress that played such a vital role in this state's history, as you rediscover the spirit of Mississippi's small-town living.

Mississippi Petrified Forest - Only petrified forest in the eastern U.S. Nature trail, geology museum, gift shop, picnicking, and camping.

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum - Facility with touch-screen kiosks and participatory exhibits. Artifacts, memorabilia, interviews and film footage of great Mississippi athletes.

Mississippi Museum of Art - As Mississippi's largest art museum, Mississippi Museum of Art is home to some very extraordinary works of art. The museum's collection includes more than 3,100 works of art spanning thousands of years of art history.

Rapids Water Park - Mississippi's biggest water park with rides for the whole family including surf's up wavepool, raging rapids waterslides, pirate's cove kid's pool, lazy river ride, arcade and lots more.

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center - Collections include exhibits that feature life in the Farish Street Historic District and in Mississippi, as well as the contributions of African-Americans to education, business, politics, and folk arts.

Russell C. Davis Planetarium - Sky Shows feature topics in popular astronomy, in a multimedia format that the entire family will enjoy. Laser Light Concerts feature the music of contemporary and classic rock and roll artists and the vibrant imagery of the powerful indoor laser system. Backyard Astronomy hobby courses provide the information and encouragement needed to begin enjoying nature's sky events.

Rapids on the Reservoir - Mississippi's biggest water park with rides for the whole family.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - Life-size habitat displays reveal the rich diversity of Mississippi's living heritage. A 100,000-gallon aquarium system houses over 200 species of native fishes, reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates. A 1,700-square foot greenhouse provides a home for alligators, turtles, fish, and a lush native plant garden. The facility also offers over 2.5 miles of walking trails.

Dunn's Falls Water Park - A 65-ft. waterfall once used as the power source for a gristmill. Site where John B. Stetson learned and practiced his trade of hat making. Natural wildlife refuge, picnic area, hiking trails, and swimming.

Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium - The Observatory, the largest in the state, has 16 telescopes plus other optical instruments. These instruments are spread out on our fenced-in hilltop site, which is open, by appointment, to both individuals and groups. The Planetarium, which seats 50 people, is used primarily as a sky orientation device and for slide presentations.

      

    

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