If you’re road-tripping from Memphis to New Orleans, you’ll almost certainly stop in Jackson. It’s a perfect stopping point if you’re following Route 55 and a great place for a little day trip, or overnight stay to rest up. Not only that, there are heaps of the best things to do in Jackson that are dotted all across the city.
So, to make your road trip through Mississippi nice and easy, I’m sharing some of our favourite finds and places in Jackson that are worth visiting whilst in the city.
Have an amazing time exploring the city and driving through Mississippi itself!
1.) Mississippi Museum of Art
Okay, so one of our favourite spots in Jackson has to be the Mississippi Museum of Art. Taking a few hours to stroll around, you’ll be able to explore some of the state’s most prized pieces of art.
Not only that, it hosts heaps of temporary exhibitions around culture that change throughout the year.
Oh yeah, and don’t forget; The Museum of Art offers free admission on Thursday evenings which makes for a totally easy stop whilst driving through the city.
2.) Duling Hall (and music venues)
If you’re staying for a night or two in Jackson, be sure to look out for any show or gigs that might be coinciding with your visit.
Make sure to check out places like the Duling Hall, or even the Jackson Convention Center and see your favourite band or comedians live. It’s a great way to get a ‘feel’ for Jackson and the surrounding area around Fondren.
Alternatively, you can head to see a comedy show at the Fondren Playhouse and laugh the night away. The Fondren Playhouse is a great theatre that hosts a variety of comedy shows and has a show for every taste. Just be sure to book your tickets in advance.
Also, if you’re in this area of Jackson, pop over to the unfussy spot of Bully’s – a soul food restaurant just on the fringes of Jackson. It’s a totally Southern affair and their beef ribs and catfish are so good.
3.) Mississippi State Capitol Building
Built-in the early part of the 20th Century, visiting the Mississippi State Capitol Building is one of the best things to do in Jackson if you want to explore some of the city’s older buildings.
Perched just off High Street, the Mississippi State Capitol Building is best seen with this official guided tour (which is totally free). Not only…