Jackson Attractions

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Attractions in Jackson, Mississippi

D'Lo Water Park - If you are into canoeing, camping or other outdoor fun, D'Lo Water Park has something to offer you. Situated on the scenic Strong River, the park offers complete canoe outfitting and shuttle service.

Doc 36 Skatepark - Come and see the amazing tricks that these talented skateboarders do at Doc 36 Skatepark! Do you have what it takes to be one of them too? Come and try it out, let us see your moves!

International Museum of Muslim - The International Museum of Muslim Cultures is dedicated to educating the public about Islamic History and Culture. The Museum also celebrates the contributions Muslims have made to the city of Jackson, the state of Mississippi, the region, the nation, and the world.

Jackson Zoo - The Zoo is a living classroom for children, parents, and grandparents of all ages. Come see over 120 species of birds, animals, reptiles, and more at the Jackson Zoo!

Mississippi Department of Archives & History - The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902. It is the second-oldest state department of archives and history in the country. The Historic Properties Division administers several sites open to the public.

Mississippi Museum of Art - The newly renovated Mississippi Museum of Art, creates a beautiful new home for its permanent collection of art. The renovation project, which took just under a year to complete, marks a historical day for Mississippi and its artistic legacy.

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum - The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is a large exhibit containing just about everything sports. Interactive kiosks dot the Museum. During their self-directed experience, visitors can retrieve archival footage, interviews and achievement data at their own pace with just the touch of a finger. The Museum is designed for visitors to learn by doing, listening and reading.

Museum of Mississippi History - In this state-of-the-art facility, the museum will tell Mississippi’s history from the earliest times to the present, exploring all aspects of the state’s rich cultural heritage. It is the second-oldest state department of archives and history in the country.

Mynelle Gardens - Visit a beautiful seven-acre collage of several distinct botanical gardens with winding pathways, cascading pools, and distinctive bridges that lead across the pond to an island oasis. It typifies the southern garden with features worth emulating in our own backyards.

Natural Science Museum - Inside the park, the Museum's buildings and grounds feature a 73,000-square foot complex overlooking a 300-acre natural landscape, 2.5 miles of nature trails, and an open-air amphitheater. Located inside the Museum are a variety of exciting exhibits, including: a series of life-size displays of the state's diverse habitats, a aquarium network housing over 200 living species, and a greenhouse.

Oaks Museum House - This Greek Revival-style cottage was built about 1853 on four acres of land located near the center of Mississippi’s capital city. The house is one of few structures that survived the burning of Jackson in the Civil War. The Oaks is a Mississippi Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center - A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you inside the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center. Through art, artifacts, and photography, the work, lifestyle, and artistic contributions of African Americans are celebrated, evoking a greater understanding of the African-American experience in the Deep South.

The Mississippi Children’s Museum - Come play at the Mississippi Children's Museum! The rich diversity in Mississippi has allowed the owners and operators of this fabulous museum to design many fantastic hands-on experiences for children of all ages.

The Russell C. Davis Planetarium - Experience the universe in our magnificent hemispheric theater whose programs have been delighting visitors of all ages for over twenty-five years. Whether you immerse yourself in breathtaking sky and space scenes, brilliant colorful laser images, or thrilling large-format films, you're sure to consider us a highlight of your visit to downtown Jackson.