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Attractions in Jackson, MS

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Ms Museum of Natural Science
Ms Museum of Natural Science Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Science Museum in Jackson, MS USA

Experience Mississippi's living heritage through a visit to the Mississippi Natural Science Museum. An aquarium system housing over 200 species of native fish, reptiles, and amphibians tells an ecological story of rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, marshes, and the story of the Mississippi Sound.

Ms Museum of Art
Ms Museum of Art Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Museum in Jackson, MS USA

Mississippi's largest art museum holds an extensive collection of more than 4,000 works including the world's largest collection by and relating to Mississippians and their culturally diverse heritage. Many of these works can be seen in the museum's permanent exhibition, The Mississippi Story, which is free for all visitors. The museum features changing exhibitions of local to national and international importance.

Natchez Trace Parkway
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Scenic in Ridgeland, MS USA

444-miles of scenic miles of parkway that links Natchez to Nashville. The Parkway has been declared a National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road.

Jackson Zoo
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Zoo in Jackson, MS USA

An afternoon wandering along the walkways of the Jackson Zoo will delight kids of any age. The Jackson Zoo has one of the finest collections of wild animals from throughout the world, with over 700 animals shown in natural surrounding. Don't miss Wilderness Mississippi, the zoo's newest exhibit of indigenous animals.

Old Capitol Museum
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Museum in Jackson, MS USA

A National Historic Landmark and one of America's finest examples of Greek Revival public architecture, the Old Capitol building served as the state capitol from 1839 to 1903, housing such notable events as the passage of the Ordinance of Secession. The Old Capitol was restored from 1959 to 1961 from the use as the state historical museum. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina damaged the building's roof and flooded the museum.


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