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Jackson Travel Guide, Mississippi

Jackson, MS, US OverviewSynopsis of the city of Jackson

Jackson is a beautiful, genteel and laid back city whose pride rests in the attractive Mississippi capital building built in the center and adds an appealing dimension to the entire city. The main reason why travelers choose a vacation in Jackson is to basically absorb the southern culture, explore the sprawling city’s neighborhood and shop for the antique items. With its total population of about 400,000 residents, the city is widely spread over a huge geographical area.

The attractive city of Jackson stretches along the winding Pearl River’s banks. Being an exceptionally well-ordered city due to the thoughtful city panning, it attracts a large number of travelers from different parts of the world. Downtown are historical buildings, museums and cultural centers but it is a good option for the visitors to travel to places such as Ridgeland for shopping, lodging, nightlife and eating opportunities. The Mid North neighborhood has some excellent recreational places such as the Le Fleur’s Bluff State Park and the Farish Street Historical District.  

While you are traveling to this great city, it is better to get prepared for the rainy weather as the city has a wet and warm climate. The best time to have a great vacation in Jackson is the mid February to mid March time when the place indulges in great festivities and program based around Dixie National Rodeo.

Some of the attractive and most admired tourist spots in Jackson include:

The Governor’s Mansion- It is the second oldest governor’s residence in the entire US. It was at first taken in the year 1842. Presently the mansion is considered as one of the best surviving instances of the Greek style in the whole country. In the year 1975, the establishment was honored a National Historical Landmark. The historical section that is ideally furnished in the Empire style is open for the general masses to visit.  

Mississippi Museum of Art- This is the biggest and most liked art museum in the whole state. The museum is popular for housing more than about 4000 works and also includes the biggest collection by the artists from Mississippi in the entire world.

Also, the city is well known for its fantastic events, including Southern Farm Bureau Golf Classic, Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade and Festival, Country Cajun Crawfish Festival and the Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show. So, plan a trip to Jackson and make the best out of it.

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