- 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
Operation City Quest Jackson MoreLess Info
Beginning at a designated starting point, groups of two, four, or six use smartphones to explore the city, searching for hidden objects
Used primarily for sports, Liberty Park features five baseball and softball fields, five soccer fields and two beach volleyball courts. It has a large children's playground known as Liberty Village, a 1.5-mile paved walking trail and an archery range.
Housed on the grounds of an 1820 plantation, the Linden Plantation Gardens are an eight acre collection of carefully landscaped gardens, both formal and informal. Tours of the gardens are available on request.
The site of Missouri's most important Civil War battle now operates as the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum. The museum documents Vickburg's role in the Confederate army and the events that led to its eventual surrender.
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Old Court House, 1008 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 MoreLess Info
Featuring old Confederate flags from the Civil War, Old Court House Museum displays Antebellum artifacts for visitors to view. The courthouse was built in 1858 and hosted some of America's well-known presidents.
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Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, MS 39183 MoreLess Info
Located in the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the U.S.S. Cairo Museum is a unique structure crafted from the remains of an iron gunboat. It offers a fascinating glimpse into sea warfare as it was practiced in the mid-19th century. The Cairo has thirteen cannons.
An important Civil War site, the Vicksburg National Cemetery is home to hundreds of former Confederate soldiers. Vicksburg was the last city in Mississippi to defy Union Forces, and was only surrenderred after extreme bloodshed.
Vicksburg, Mississippi is home to the Vicksburg National Military Park. It is open throughout the year, and during open hours visitors may bike, hike, jog, practice yoga and engage in other physical activities. Camping is not permitted.
Vicksburg's Anchuca Mansion is a palatial home erected shortly before the onset of the Civil War. It is open for tours and contains a popular cafe. There are also a limited number of lodging accommodations available. Reservations are mandatory.
Eight different ziplines with roughly 3,200 feet of cable are offered at the Batey Zipline Adventure. The ziplines are places around a space that was held sacred to the Taino Native Americans, and each tour ranges from three to five hours in length.