Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi Museum of Art
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6: Mississippi Museum of Art

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Address: 380 N Lamar St, Jackson, MS 39201

A beautiful and modern museum that combines the local art of the city of Jackson and the state of Mississippi, with the best of diverse national and international artists. The Mississippi Museum of Art keeps open to the public several permanent collections, as well as others that are changing during the year, always trying to maintain freshness in their works while preserving and enhancing the traditional.

Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum
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7: Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum

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Address: 1150 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS 39216

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum gives life to the entire agricultural history of the state of Mississippi through 39 acres of spaces and attractions that will allow you to take a tour, probably an entire day, full of information and interaction with natural environments. In its interior are located the Fortenberry-Parkman Farmstead, the National Agricultural Aviation Museum, the Forestry Auditorium, and the Ethnic Heritage Center, among other places that enrich the history of agriculture of a region.

Mississippi Governor's Mansion
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8: Mississippi Governor's Mansion

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Address: 300 E Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201
Website: www.mdah.ms.gov

Built in 1939, this beautiful mansion has been occupied since 1842, being thus the second house destined for a governor who has more time occupied. Its structure and design revive the ancient Greek culture, causing a great visual impact. Getting it is quite easy, you should go to East Capitol Street and stop at the 300th of that street. Currently, the mansion is considered as a national historical site within the United States.

Jackson Zoo
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9: Jackson Zoo

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Address: 2918 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39205

Nothing more traditional than visiting a zoo with your family, in Jackson Zoo you can appreciate more than 300 species, of which there are several endangered and are preserved in this wonderful place. The zoo turns out to be a place focused on educating the children, not only in the knowledge about animals but in the importance of taking care of them and preserving them.

Russell C Davis Planetarium

10: Russell C Davis Planetarium

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Address: 201 E Pascagoula St, Jackson, MS 39201

A trip through science and the arts, this is what the Russell C Davis Planetarium offers. Located on the corner of Lamar and Pascagoula Streets, you can enjoy educational spaces in astronomy, arts, and travel, as well as a show of laser lights. Inside is also the McNair Space Theater, which uses a huge 60-foot planetarium dome theater screen to display movies and documentaries associated with science, especially astronomy. You can go with children, surely, they will be entertained at the same time they learn.

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