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Choose from the following:
Fire Museum Galloway House
Jackson Generals Jackson Municipal Art Gallery
Jackson State University Jackson Zoological Park
Medgar Evers Museum
Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra Mississippi Coliseum & Fairgrounds
Mississippi Museum of Art Mississippi Museum of Natural History
Mississippi Opera Association Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Mynelle Gardens
Oaks House Museum Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History
Planetarium and Space Theater State Capitol Building


 


Mississippi Coliseum & Fairgrounds
1207 Mississippi Street
Jackson, MS
Phone: 601-961-4000

Please call for details on upcoming events. This fairgrounds is the oldest in the Southeast and hosts the Mississippi State Fair each year in October.

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Medgar Evers Museum

2332 Margaret W Alexander Dr
Jackson, MS 39213-6411
Phone: 601-981-2965

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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
111 N. Jefferson Street
Jackson, MS
Phone: 601-354-7303

See displays, dioramas, exhibits, an aquarium exhibit, gardens and many hands-on displays. Over 250,000 items are on display.
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Mississippi Museum of Art
201 E. Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS
Phone: 601-960-1515

See over 3,000 works in this collection. Special exhibits of works of art having to do with Mississippi in some way may be seen. Many other special programs are held throughout the year.
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Jackson Municipal Art Gallery
839 N. State Street
Jackson, MS
Phone: 601-960-1582

See changing exhibits and take advantage of the chance to see many talented artists in action. The Gallery is housed in an old "Southern Mansion" dating from the late 1860's.
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Fire Museum
355 Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, MS
Phone: 601-960-2433

Not only may you see old fire equipment and memorabilia from the past, but also be educated in Fire Safety.

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Russell C. Davis Planetarium/Ronald E. McNair Space Theater
201 E. Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS
Phone: 601-960-1550

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Jackson Zoological Park
2918 W. Capitol Street
Jackson, MS
Phone: 601-352-2580

View hundreds of animals in their natural habitats. Please call for details

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Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
1152 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS
Phone: 601-982-8264
Toll-free: 1-800-280-FAME

See many displays include interactive exhibits. Special interviews on film of famous athletes of Mississippi such as: Dizzy Dean, Archie Manning, Brett Favre, Jerry Rice and Ralph Boston.

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Jackson State University
1700 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS
Phone: 601-968-2272

Originally located in Natchez, the University was relocated to Jackson in 1887. Located on 123 scenic acres, Jackson State attracts students from all over the state.
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The Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History
100 S. State Street
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
Phone: 601-359-6920

Designed by architect, William Nichols, of Bath England, this building was first opened in 1839 only 17 years after the city was founded in 1822. It was the statehouse from 1839 to 1903 where all branches of the government convened. The Rotunda rises up 94 feet from the limestone floor.<br>
Admission is free. Open most days. Closed on major holidays. Group tours are available by appointment.
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The State Capitol Building
Built 1901-1903
The designer of this edifice was Theodore Link of St. Louis, Missouri. It was restored from 1979 - 1982 at a cost of $19 million. Open weekdays. For group tours, please call 601-359-3114

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Mynelle Gardens
4736 Clinton Boulevard<br>
Jackson, MS 39209<br>
Phone: 601-960-1894<br>

FAX: 601-922-5759<br>
Please call for details. Nominal admission fee is charged. Please call for group tours.<br>
See hundreds of beautiful flowers in wonderfully landscaped settings. Each season has its own moods. This garden, created by Mynelle Westbrook Hayward, has bulbs from around the world. The gardens were purchased by the city in 1973. The homes on the premises are often used for weddings and receptions. The gardens are a wildlife sanctuary and a haven for many songbirds of the area.

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Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Mississippi Arts Center
201 E. Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39201
P.O. Box 2052-39225
Phone: 601-960-1565

During each year the orchestra performs in a variety of programs, including full orchestra, touring orchestra and a chamber orchestra

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Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra Society

3615 Hawthorne Drive
Phone: 601-366-3457

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The Galloway House

304 N. Congress Street

This home was completed in 1889. The owner was Methodist Bishop Charles Betts Galloway. This is a two story home in the Victorian style. It was renovated in 1983.

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The Mississippi Opera Association

Mississippi Arts Center
201 E. Pascagoula Street
P.O. Box 1551
Phone: 601-960-1528
Box Office: 601-960-2300

Attend a season of "Grand Opera" and other musical and special events throughout the year.

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The Oaks House Museum

823 N. Jefferson St.
Jackson, MS 39202-4140
Phone: 601-353-9339

This is Jackson's oldest existing home, built about 1850 by the mayor of Jackson at the time, James Hervey Boyd. Stately, old Oak Trees on the property gave the estate its name. Please call for hours and admission costs

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Jackson Generals

The AA club team of the Houston Astros. The Generals are the only professional team in all of Mississippi. The Generals play their games at Smith-Wills Stadium

1200 Lakeland Drive
Phone: 601-981-4664

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