Once you get to the Vicksburg National Military Park, the first thing that you need to do is to drop by the visitor center to plan out your entire day's visit. Watch a 20 minute orientation to learn more about the park's history then check out a fascinating outdoor exhibit that includes a Cannon Display, the Fortification Exhibit as well as Historic Monuments. After your visit you will have a greater appreciation for American History and for all the brave souls who fought during the civil war.
Located in Jackson, Mississippi, this 73,000-square foot complex introduces you to a world of exciting exhibits, nature trails and an open-air amphitheater. Here you will enjoy a series of life-size displays like the Monsters of the Deep exhibit as well as a 1,700-square foot gigantic greenhouse aptly called The Swamp. Children will enjoy their interactive aquarium where they can handle live marine creatures and learn more about how to conserve the environment.
Enjoy this 444-mile drive of breathtaking scenery and beautiful landscapes where American Indians used to settle some 10,000 years ago. Today the park is one of the top attractions in Mississippi where visitors can explore challenging trails, go biking, horseback riding and even camping for an overnight stay or two.
A trip to Mississippi would not be complete without spending a day lounging around on the magnificent shores of the Gulf Coast Beaches. Here your kids can enjoy building sandcastles on the shore while the adults can enjoy water activities like paddle sports, kayaking, and exciting boat cruises.
The Jackson Zoo is currently home to 776 animals from 120 different species. Take your children here so they can get up close and personal with their favorite exotic animals. Get on the replica steam train, which can take you around the park to observe the animals in their natural habitats. Let your kids join the Zoo Camp where they will learn more about the animals and what they can do to help conserve them.