Mississippi Petrified Forest - Located in Flora, 24 miles north of Jackson, MS. Take a self-guided walking tour through the Mississippi Petrified Forest on a paved trail. At the end of the trail, you can enter the earth science museum where you can view a collection of fossils, petrified wood and minerals from around the world. You can also enjoy the “Gem Flume” activity where you can wash a bag of “mine muck” loaded with gemstones to keep. There is also a place to picnic and camp.
Mississippi Cultural Crossroads - This center provides an outlet for the talents of local and regional quilters. On display are handcrafted heirloom quilts and children's art exhibits. Home to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Children's Theater.
Rosswood Plantation - Once a cotton plantation, this beautiful Greek Revival mansion is now the centerpiece of a thriving tree farm. Tour the mansion and examine 1800s plantation diaries and documents.
Russell C. Davis Planetarium - Sky Shows feature topics in popular astronomy, in a multimedia format that the entire family will enjoy. Laser Light Concerts feature the music of contemporary and classic rock and roll artists and the vibrant imagery of the powerful indoor laser system. Backyard Astronomy hobby courses provide the information and encouragement needed to begin enjoying nature's sky events.
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience - The museum's mission is to collect artifacts, photographs, art, and manuscripts to tell this story through oral histories, research, exhibitions, and community programs. The collection, which includes synagogue architectural elements, furnishings, stained glass, sculpture, a historic pipe organ, ceremonial objects, and textiles, reflects both Jewish and southern culture.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum - Facility with touch-screen kiosks and participatory exhibits. Artifacts, memorabilia, interviews and film footage of great Mississippi athletes.
Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center - Collections include exhibits that feature life in the Farish Street Historic District and in Mississippi, as well as the contributions of African-Americans to education, business, politics, and folk arts.
Oaks Museum House - One of Jackson's oldest dwellings. This Greek Revival-style cottage was built about 1853 on four acres of land located near the center of Mississippi's capital city.
McComb Railroad Museum - Home to one of the South's best preserved collections of railroad history. All aboard for a visit to the past of railroad history!
The Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum - Features the history of one of the Nation's beloved beverages, along with equipment of the type that Joseph Biedenharn used to bottle Coke for the first time anywhere in the world in 1894.
McRaven Home Tour - As a visitor guided through McRaven, the experience is an authentic visual unfolding of the way in which people lived in the Old South from the primitive pioneer beginnings of the Frontier Days, up through the prosperous Empire Period, and on to the golden days of the last 30 years before the Civil War.
Actor's Playhouse - Come and enjoy live theater here at the Actor's Playhouse. Check to see what is currently playing.
Rosalie Mansion - In 1716 the French built a fort on the bluffs of Natchez. It was named Rosalie in honor of the Duchess of Ponchartrain. In 1820 Peter Little, a native of Pennsylvania, purchased a portion of that land on which to build his home. Come and see this beautiful home.
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum / National Agricultural Aviation Museum - Discover Mississippi's rich agricultural history at the Jim Buck Ross Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry/National Agricultural Aviation Museum. Step back in time and retrace the agricultural progress that played such a vital role in this state's history, as you rediscover the spirit of Mississippi's small-town living.
Lansdowne Plantation - Experience the gracious lifestyle of an antebellum plantation home at Lansdowne. Over one hundred wooded acres provide a park-like setting for the house, its two dependencies and old family cemetery.
Mississippi Museum of Art - As Mississippi's largest art museum, Mississippi Museum of Art is home to some very extraordinary works of art. The museum's collection includes more than 3,100 works of art spanning thousands of years of art history.
Magnolia Hall - One of the three most outstanding examples of Greek Revival architecture in Natchez. Downstairs, elegant and spacious rooms are filled with beautiful antiques of the period while the upper floor showcases the only costume museum in Natchez, featuring Victorian clothing and original gowns of the Pilgrimage queens.
Museum of Mississippi History - The museum tells Mississippi's history from the earliest times to the present, exploring all aspects of the state's rich cultural heritage.
Auburn Museum & Historic Home - As a National Historic Landmark, Auburn has quite a story to tell. It was the first major building in Natchez to follow an actual architectural plan. In the years leading to the Civil War several Natchez homes emulated the style of Auburn's facade. The home's spiral staircase stands entirely unsupported, a feat unmatched even in modern buildings.
The Clinton Community Nature Center - A place for you to enjoy and learn about nature in all its aspects. It consists of 33 acres of woodlands near Olde Towne Clinton and is open to the public without charge. 2.5 miles of all weather walking trails with plants and historic sites labeled and benches where one may sit in solitude and appreciate nature.
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - Life-size habitat displays reveal the rich diversity of Mississippi's living heritage. A 100,000-gallon aquarium system houses over 200 species of native fishes, reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates. A 1,700-square foot greenhouse provides a home for alligators, turtles, fish, and a lush native plant garden. The facility also offers over 2.5 miles of walking trails.
Jackson Zoo - The Zoo serves up to 175,000 visitors annually. The Zoo is a remarkable interactive family facility. Bring your family to the Zoo.