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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.


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.

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.


17th Annual Jackson Black Rodeo at Mississippi Coliseum
17th Annual Jackson Black Rodeo at Mississippi Coliseum things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Jul 13, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Jackson, MS USA

17th Annual Jackson Black Rodeo July 13, 2019 at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, MS 8:00PM

Air Supply at Thalia Mara Hall
Air Supply at Thalia Mara Hall things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Oct 24, 2019 (Thursday) Concert event in Jackson, MS USA

Air Supply October 24, 2019 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, MS 7:30PM

Biloxi Shuckers at Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park
Biloxi Shuckers at Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
July 4th Weekend, Jul 06, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Pearl, MS USA

Biloxi Shuckers at Mississippi Braves July 06, 2019 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS 6:05PM

Biloxi Shuckers at Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park
Biloxi Shuckers at Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
July 4th, Jul 04, 2019 (Thursday) Sports event in Pearl, MS USA

Biloxi Shuckers at Mississippi Braves July 04, 2019 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS 6:35PM


Birmingham Barons at Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park
Birmingham Barons at Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Aug 17, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Pearl, MS USA

Birmingham Barons at Mississippi Braves August 17, 2019 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS 6:05PM

Cathead Jam at Cathead Distillery
Cathead Jam at Cathead Distillery things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Next Weekend, May 31, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Jackson, MS USA

Cathead Jam May 31, 2019 at Cathead Distillery in Jackson, MS 5:00PM

Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater
Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater
Next Month, Jun 13, 2019 (Thursday) Concert event in Brandon, MS USA

Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019 June 13, 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater in Brandon, MS 7:00PM

Finding Neverland (Touring) at Thalia Mara Hall
Finding Neverland (Touring) at Thalia Mara Hall things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Next Month, Jun 11, 2019 (Tuesday) Theater event in Jackson, MS USA

Finding Neverland (Touring) at Thalia Mara Hall June 11, 2019 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, MS 7:30PM

Jackson State University Football
Jackson State University Football things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Oct 05, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Jackson, MS USA

Jackson State University Football October 05, 2019 at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, MS 6:00PM

Kansas at City Hall Live
Kansas at City Hall Live things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Brandon, MS USA

Kansas May 25, 2019 at City Hall Live in Brandon, MS 8:00PM

Kansas at City Hall Live
Kansas at City Hall Live things to do on a rainy day in Jackson, MS
Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Brandon, MS USA

Kansas May 25, 2019 at City Hall Live in Brandon, MS 8:00PM

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

Little Big Town at Brandon Amphitheater
Little Big Town at Brandon Amphitheater
Aug 15, 2019 (Thursday) Concert event in Brandon, MS USA

Little Big Town August 15, 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater in Brandon, MS 8:00PM

Luke Bryan: Sunset Repeat Tour 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater
Luke Bryan: Sunset Repeat Tour 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater
Jul 21, 2019 (Sunday) Concert event in Brandon, MS USA

Luke Bryan: Sunset Repeat Tour 2019 July 21, 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater in Brandon, MS 7:00PM

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
Sep 27, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Brandon, MS USA

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour September 27, 2019 at Brandon Amphitheater in Brandon, MS 6:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Jackson


Courtyard By Marriott Jackson Madison
Guest Score:
From $98 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Fairview Inn
Guest Score:
From $219 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Hampton Richland South Jackson
Guest Score:
From $101 / night.


Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Clinton Ms
Guest Score:
From $93 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Home2 Suites By Hilton Jackson/Flowood (airport Area) Ms
Guest Score:
From $95 / night.


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


Visitor Guide, Restaurant Guide

Visitor Guide, Restaurant Guide



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