Things To Do in Jackson





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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.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - 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.

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.

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Crossroads Film Festival - This annual event previews new and exciting films. During the festival each year entries from Mississippi and around the world compete to win cash and prizes in our categories: Youth, Student, Documentary, Short Documentary, Feature, Music Video, Experimental, Short and Animation.

The Trail of Honor - The Trail of Honor features historically accurate demonstrations or military life throughout our history from the French Indian War to the current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Visitors are given an insight into what our service men and women have endured while fighting for our freedom.

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Shapley's Restaurant - Since 1985, Shapley's Restaurant has set the standard for fine dining in the Jackson area. Although we are well known for having the finest steaks in town, customers also choose Shapley's for its fresh seafood, intimate bar area, and award-winning wine list.

Sal and Mookie's New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint - We start with home-made, hand-tossed pizza dough and are topped with the finest whole milk mozzarella cheese and Italian imported plum tomatoes. We bake each pie slowly in brick-lined, gas-fired deck ovens the old fashioned way.

Aladdin Mediterranean Grill - For a taste of the Mediterranean, head to this small but kitschy restaurant and see what the fuss is all about. This restaurant brings together delicious Mediterranean authentic dishes, made from scratch, and a fusion of culture and cuisine that is a feast for your eyes, as well as your plate.

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