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Old Capitol Museum
Old Capitol Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
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.


All American Rose Garden at USM
All American Rose Garden at USM Top Attraction!
Botanical Garden in Hattiesburg, MS USA

Located in the front of the USM campus, this garden features more than 750 award winning All-American Rose and Hybrid-T selections. Free admission All American Rose Garden at USM in Hattiesburg, MS. The garden features more than 750 award winning roses, carefully cared for by the University. Blooms are at their fullest in May.

African American Military History Museum
African American Military History Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Hattiesburg, MS
Museum in Hattiesburg, MS USA

The museum contains more than 150 years of African American Military history, including hundreds of artifacts, photos, and tributes to these soldiers. Located in America's only remainging, original African American USO club. This Landmark building contains more than 150 years of African American Military history, including hundreds of artifacts, photos, and tributes to these African American Soldiers.

Historic Downtown Hattiesburg
Historic Downtown Hattiesburg Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Hattiesburg, MS
Historic Site in Hattiesburg, MS USA

Explore the cultural district of Hattiesburg brimming with business and energy. Spend a day visiting our unique boutiques, locally owned resteraunts and bakeries and specialty shops.

Hattiesburg Zoo
Hattiesburg Zoo Top Attraction!
Zoo in Hattiesburg, MS USA

80 species, train, carousel, animal encounters, splash pad. At the heart of Hattiesburg, the Zoo at Kamper Park spreads over 14 acres. Named one of America's Great Small Zoos, it has 20 exhibits and nearly 100 species of animals.


Ridgeland Recreational Trail
Ridgeland Recreational Trail Top Attraction!
Recreation in Ridgeland, MS USA
User Rating:  User Rating 4.0
More than 7 miles of path and travels from Harbor Drive to Highland Colony Pkwy near the Natchez Trace Parkway. Several side trails bring users of the path to schools, shops, and businesses.

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.

Ross Barnett Reservoir
Ross Barnett Reservoir Top Attraction!
Boating in Ridgeland, MS USA

105 Miles of shoreline and 33,000 acres of surface area provide a haven for boaters, skiers, anglers, picnickers, birdwatchers and campers.

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.


Ms Children's Museum
Ms Children's Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Childrens Museum in Jackson, MS USA

Hands-on and engaging exhibits and programs beckon all children to this dynamic museum. Explore cultural arts, science and technology, literacy, health and nutrition, and Mississippi heritage.

Ship Island Excursions
Ship Island Excursions Top Attraction!
Tour in Gulfport, MS USA

Offering daily ferry service to West Ship Island Travel to a special place where the main attractions are outstanding beaches, beautiful water and clean gulf air. Locals and visitors consistently rate the 22-mile round trip to Ship Island as the coast's premier waterborne experience.

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Gulfport, MS
Museum in Gulfport, MS USA

Mississippi's first children's museum The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining exhibitions and programs.

Natchez Trace Parkway
Natchez Trace Parkway Top Attraction!
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
Jackson Zoo Top Attraction!
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.

All-American Rose Garden
All-American Rose Garden
Botanical Garden in Hattiesburg, MS USA

Located at the front of the Southern Miss campus, this garden features more than 750 award-winning All-American Rose and Hybrid-T selections. Located at the front of the Southern Miss campus, this garden features more than 750 award-winning All-American Rose and Hybrid-T selections in 36 varieties. Blooming season is from late spring through the summer. Admission is free.

Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
National Park in Baldwyn, MS USA

National Battlefield Located on MS Hwy 370 six miles west of Baldwyn, this one-acre site commemorates a battle which had one objective-- make impossible the threat of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to interfere with General William T.

Building Blocks
Building Blocks things to do on a rainy day in Tupelo, MS
Shopping in Tupelo, MS USA

eco-friendly building and home supply Building Blocks mission is to provide low-cost building and home supplies, help the environment by reducing landfill waste, and provide materials for children at the Learning Skills Center.

Catch A Game at The Southern Miss Rock
Catch A Game at The Southern Miss Rock
Sport in Hattiesburg, MS USA

Stroll down the Eagle Walk under the M.M. Roberts Stadium where the names of great football legends, such as Brett Farve and Ray Guy are displayed. The Rock is a focal point of the Southern Miss campus, especially on game days.

Cottonlandia Museum
Cottonlandia Museum things to do on a rainy day in Mississippi
Museum in Greenwood, MS USA

Changed the name to Museum of the Mississippi Delta Our extensive collection includes artifacts related to agriculture, Native America, regional military history and one of the Delta's most extensive collections of regional art. Focusing on the five A's: art, archaeology, agriculture, antiques and animals.

Harrah's Casino Tunica
Harrah's Casino Tunica things to do on a rainy day in Mississippi
Casino in Tunica Resorts, MS USA

Harrah's Casino Tunica is the largest gaming resort between Harrah's Casino Resort Tunica Harrah's Casino Tunica is the largest gaming resort between Las Vegas and Atlantic City, offering 140,000 square feet of non-stop, 24-hour gambling.

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Best Places to Stay in Mississippi


Best Western Gateway Inn
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From $95 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Comfort Inn & Suites Grenada
Guest Score:
From $98 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Comfort Suites Greenwood
Guest Score:
From $103 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn Moss Point Ms
Guest Score:
From $93 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Corinth
Guest Score:
From $96 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.

Best Time to Visit Mississippi


The best time to visit Mississippi is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the upper 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the upper 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Fall nights are cool with lows in the low 50's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Mississippi


Month Low Avg High
January 36.2 45.9 55.5
February 39.4 49.9 60.4
March 46.4 57.2 67.9
April 53.1 64.2 75.1
May 61.9 72.0 82.2
June 68.9 78.7 88.4
July 72.1 81.6 91.1
August 71.1 81.0 90.8
September 65.7 76.0 86.1
October 53.9 65.6 77.2
November 45.2 56.0 66.7
December 38.8 48.6 58.4

Destinations in and around Mississippi to Visit



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