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Jackson Tourism and Sightseeing
Ridgeland is a great destination because we offer a big city atmosphere with small town charm. Ridgeland is home to the two largest malls in the state, over 140 restaurants and 13 hotels. The Ross Barnett Reservoir and the Natchez Trace Parkway are two of our spectacular attractions as well as the Mississippi Crafts Center and the Viking Cooking School.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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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.


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.

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.

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.

The Bounce Palace
The Bounce Palace things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Recreation in Pearl, MS USA

Indoor family fun, 8 large bouncers and 2 indoor mini golf. The Bounce Palace in Pearl MS offers families and individuals something unique. 20,000 sq feet of indoor fun! We offer 8 large inflatable jumpers for children 12 and under. A toddler corner for children 2 and under.

Black Jacket Symphony at Thalia Mara Hall
Black Jacket Symphony at Thalia Mara Hall things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Mar 29, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Jackson, MS USA

Black Jacket Symphony March 29, 2019 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, MS 8:00PM

Casting Crowns at Mississippi Coliseum
Casting Crowns at Mississippi Coliseum things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Mar 23, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Jackson, MS USA

Casting Crowns March 23, 2019 at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, MS 7:00PM


Jackson State University Basketball
Jackson State University Basketball things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Next Month, Feb 23, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Jackson, MS USA

Jackson State University Basketball February 23, 2019 at Lee E Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS 3:00PM

Jackson State University Basketball
Jackson State University Basketball things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Next Weekend, Feb 02, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Jackson, MS USA

Jackson State University Basketball February 02, 2019 at Lee E Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS 3:00PM

Jackson State University Basketball
Jackson State University Basketball things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 04, 2019 (Monday) Sports event in Jackson, MS USA

Jackson State University Basketball February 04, 2019 at Lee E Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS 5:30PM

Jackson State University Basketball
Jackson State University Basketball things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb 16, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Jackson, MS USA

Jackson State University Basketball February 16, 2019 at Lee E Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS 3:00PM

Jackson State University Basketball
Jackson State University Basketball things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Presidents' Day, Feb 18, 2019 (Monday) Sports event in Jackson, MS USA

Jackson State University Basketball February 18, 2019 at Lee E Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS 5:30PM

Jackson State University Basketball
Jackson State University Basketball things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Mar 07, 2019 (Thursday) Sports event in Jackson, MS USA

Jackson State University Basketball March 07, 2019 at Lee E Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS 5:30PM

Jackson State University Basketball
Jackson State University Basketball things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Mar 09, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Jackson, MS USA

Jackson State University Basketball March 09, 2019 at Lee E Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS 3:00PM

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Tour at Brandon Amphitheater
Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Tour at Brandon Amphitheater
Mothers Day Weekend, May 10, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Brandon, MS USA

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Tour May 10, 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater in Brandon, MS 7:30PM

KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater
KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater
Aug 16, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Brandon, MS USA

KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019 August 16, 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater in Brandon, MS 7:00PM

Needtobreathe at Thalia Mara Hall
Needtobreathe at Thalia Mara Hall things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Mar 01, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Jackson, MS USA

Needtobreathe March 01, 2019 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, MS 7:00PM

PBS KIDS LIVE! Really BIG tiny Adventure at City Hall Live
PBS KIDS LIVE! Really BIG tiny Adventure at City Hall Live things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb 16, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Brandon, MS USA

PBS KIDS LIVE! Really BIG tiny Adventure February 16, 2019 at City Hall Live in Brandon, MS 6:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Jackson


Comfort Suites Airport Flowood
Guest Score:
From $90 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Jackson Clinton
Guest Score:
From $89 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Fairview Inn
Guest Score:
From $199 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Sleep Inn & Suites Airport Pearl
Guest Score:
From $64 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Jackson


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.

Spring Visit Jackson in the summerSummer Visit Jackson in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Jackson


Month Low Avg High
January 35.0 45.0 55.1
February 38.2 49.2 60.3
March 45.4 56.8 68.1
April 51.7 63.4 75.0
May 61.0 71.5 82.1
June 68.1 78.5 88.9
July 71.4 81.4 91.4
August 70.3 80.9 91.4
September 64.6 75.5 86.4
October 52.0 64.4 76.8
November 43.4 54.8 66.3
December 37.3 47.6 57.9

Jackson Visitor Bureau


Jackson Convention And Visitors Bureau

Jackson Convention And Visitors Bureau


Free Jackson Visitor Guide


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Visitor Guide, Restaurant Guide



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