Mississippi’s capital is hardly glamorous, but the city has a handful of funky surprises to go along with a cluster of museums and historic sites. Although Jackson is Mississippi’s largest city by far, most modern development has sprawled into plush suburbs leaving the downtown area – essentially a short stretch of Capitol St – something of a ghost town.
The convention & visitors bureau (
The one must-see attraction is the Mississippi Museum of Art (
Also worth a stop, though completely different in its feel and scope, is the Agriculture & Forestry Museum (
Southern literature buffs should make a reservation to tour the Eudora Welty House (
Tucked way back in Lefleur’s Bluff State Park is the Museum of Natural Science (
The Smith Robertson Museum (
Described by a former governor as ‘without question the state’s most historic building, ’ the Old Capitol (