Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Jackson, Mississippi

Founded in 1822, Jackson is the capital of the state of Mississippi, a beautiful place with much history to tell you through its multiple and wonderful places and attractions. You must definitely visit this place, and once you're there, you'll want to know where to go. That's why we present this Top 10 Tourist Attractions, do not hesitate to start your tour of Jackson.

1: Mississippi Children's Museum

Mississippi Children's Museum

A space designed for the learning of children through the experience of experiences without equal. The museum provides educational programs that seek to make children, good people in the future, able to be productive for society. It has permanent exhibits as well as programs that can last up to a full year, there are even camp experiences available for children.

Address: 2145 Museum Boulevard, Jackson, MS 39202

2: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
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The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is a site that houses habitats, animals, plants and even fossils that summarize the natural history of the state of Mississippi. This beautiful place consists of 300 acres of tours and exhibitions that include fish, reptiles, and amphibians. There is also a greenhouse, which is popularly called "The Swamp," a site that focuses on the conservation of live species of turtles and alligators.

Address: 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202

3: Mississippi State Capitol

Mississippi State Capitol
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Located in downtown Jackson, The Mississippi State Capitol has housed the Mississippi's state legislature since 1903. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most emblematic buildings of the city and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours of the State Capitol are available Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and are conducted free of charge by staff and volunteers from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Address: 400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201

4: Old Capitol Museum

Old Capitol Museum
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Chris Lawrence

The Old Capitol Museum is a beautiful building inspired by the ancient Greek culture that housed the governor's house from 1839, year in which it finished its construction until the early years of 1900. The building was restored to open as a museum that seeks to preserve a very important legacy in the history of the state of Mississippi.

Address: 100 S State St, Jackson, MS 39201

5: Eudora Welty House and Garden

Eudora Welty House and Garden
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/J R Gordon

Jackson also honors those who have inhabited it throughout its history, and who have extolled the city's name by being influential people and leaders in their fields. One of these people is the writer Eudora Welty, an incomparable woman who lived near 75 in a house located at 1119 Pinehurst Street (where the museum is currently), and from where she wrote her main works. Jackson pays tribute to her with this attraction.

Address: 1119 Pinehurst St, Jackson, MS 39202

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