- Our list of the best things to do in Jackson, Mississippi, features the top 41 nearby activities — including 13 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Jackson, MS has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 29 things to do within the city of Jackson, MS , followed by 12 popular activities in nearby cities, including Ridgeland and Madison
Outcry Summer Tour 2017 Jackson MoreLess Info
Grammy nominated artist Lauren Daigle and outreach ministry Jesus Culture headline a 12-city Christian music tour
Located in Jackson, Mississippi, the Mississippi Children's Museum offers a panoply of fun things to see and do. Its most popular exhibits touch on topics such as active play, nutrition, sports, cooking and careers.
The former home of revered author Eudora Welty, the Eudora Welty House was also Welty's lifelong writing workshop. The house has vintage appointments (most originally belonging to Welty herself) and regular tours are available.
Mississippi's State Capitol building is in Jacksonville, where its gleaming stone dome is visible for miles. The Capitol houses the State Legislature and the offices of many government officials. Tours are available for families, small groups and school field trips.
Jackson's Old Capitol Museum preserves the legacy of one of Mississippi's most important buildings. It has a rich history and is particularly notable for events that occurred within its walls during the Civil War. Admission is free.
93% 221 votes
2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202 MoreLess Info
Science education is front and center at the 7,000-square foot Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Its diverse holdings include dinosaur bones, gemstones, raw minerals, taxidermied animals and geological displays. The museum is appropriate for children and adults.
87% 109 votes
201 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201 MoreLess Info
Among the many works of art from its permanent collections, collected from all over the world, the highlights of the Mississippi Museum of Art are the impressions of Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt and Marc Chagall.
87% 99 votes
1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216 MoreLess Info
There are plenty of things to see at the Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum: a heritage center, a rose garden, several mills, a blacksmith shop, and others, all of them dedicated to agriculture and forestry, the state's most important industries.
90% 52 votes
2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, Jackson, MS 39213 MoreLess Info
The Medgar Evers Home is most known as the site of the civil right leader's assassination in 1963. Now the house contains a museum that include text and photographs that tell the story of Evers' life.
As one of the oldest occupied Governor's mansions in the Unite States, Mississippi Governor's Mansion offers visitors tours of the home with a knowledgeable guide. The mansion retains many of its original furnishings and decor.