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121 Hospitality Drive
Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: (601) 709-4900
Fax: (601) 709-4901
121 Hospitality Drive, Flowood, MS, US, 39232
- Phone: (601) 709-4900
- Fax: (601) 709-4901
If you are looking for family fun and some relief from the hot Southern sun, head for the Rapids. Located near Ridgeland on the western shore of the Ross Barnett Reservoir, this fun park is about a 15-minute trip from downtown Jackson. Covering more than 25 acres, you will thrill to the variety of water activities provided, including swimming and wading pools, water slides and amusement rides.
Christ United Methodist Church is a perfect example of display of love towards children of God. It has become a leader in supplying relief to flood hit areas in North Jackson. The church has become a distribution center for relief materials and also sends numerous work teams to aid recovery efforts. There are more than 400 events scheduled every year for the youth, the poor, the children and the society at large. Recently, they organized a 5km run and the profits from the same were utilized for charity purposes.
This park in Old Brandon offers a paved walking trail, picnic sites and a playground.
Whether you are bringing a carload of youngsters or an entire industry's worth of executives, this full-service receptive agency can make your tour of Jackson memorable and efficient. Offering customized tour planning and step-on guides to the city and area, Harold Johnson and his friendly staff can cater a sightseeing plan for groups ranging in size from one to 100. As the company operates its own fleet of tour buses, you will not be encumbered with middle men and extra charges. The company's years of local experience translate into a comprehensive and informed tour for all.
What was once a rural town is now home to a thriving arts revival district known as Fondren. This region was once the location of the Mississippi Lunatic Asylum, and has since evolved immensely to become a diverse community of residences, shops and performance spaces.
To the casual visitor, this may seem like a peculiar attraction, but not when one considers the role that Mississippi's two most significant industries have played in the history and economy of the state. The Agriculture and Forestry Museum features over 40,000 square feet of exhibition space, displaying artifacts, machinery and documents that pay tribute to farmers and lumbermen throughout Mississippi's history. The museum gift shop serves a limited menu of refreshments and offers a variety of unique and educational souvenirs. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children ages 6-18, and $.50 for children 3-5.
Tougaloo College was founded in 1869, appropriately enough, on the former site of a Mississippi plantation. A pioneer in the education, training and enlightenment of former slaves, Tougaloo now stands as one of the most respected historically black colleges in America. Many of the campus buildings have been preserved and restored, including the impressive Coleman Library, which houses an extensive collection of Civil Rights artifacts and materials as well as a multi million dollar art collection. The museum's collection of African-American artwork is considered the finest in the Southeast.
The Eudora Welty House & Garden offers a glimpse into the world of award-winning author Miss Welty and her love for plants. Laid by her mother in 1925, the garden spreads over a vast three-quarters of an acre and displays a colorful array of stunning blossoms. Poppies, daylilies, daffodils, and many more beautiful creations thrive here. Benches at regular intervals offer a restful break while you walk leisurely through the five sections. The carefully retained house throws a light on the life of Miss Welty and has some other interesting works of this accomplished writer and photographer. A walk to this location is a surely enriching experience.
Founded in 1890 by the United Methodist Church, Millsaps College exists today as a coeducational liberal arts school with a strong focus on faith. The pleasant 100-acre campus near downtown Jackson is a frequent host to lectures, art exhibitions, conferences and a broad variety of community-oriented student activities. The Millsaps Forum Series holds events throughout the year, including dance and music performances, lectures, recitals and films. The Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series also brings many educational and cultural forums to town. For enrollment or visiting information, or to schedule a guided tour, call the Admissions Office or the general campus line.
Thought to be the oldest standing house in Jackson, this handsome residence was built by James Hervey Boyd, Jackson's three-time mayor during the 1850s. Now owned by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, the museum is furnished with period furniture throughout, including a sofa from Abraham Lincoln's law office in Springfield, Illinois.
Operated by the city of Jackson, this art gallery is housed in one of the oldest buildings in the area, dating back to the 1860s. Dedicated to promoting local contemporary artists, it features the work of up-and-coming Mississippi artisans. The permanent collection includes the work of Andrew Bucci and William Hollingsworth. On the first Sunday of each month, a reception is given, and a new exhibition is unveiled. Admission is free.
"Dedicated to exposing Jackson's unique capabilities to the business world," this accessible group of specialists is ready to assist in planning for local business affairs, family reunions, vacations and more. A full staff is on hand to distribute visitor and accommodation guides, maps, tour information, and restaurant and catering advice. Located just north of the Capitol building in downtown Jackson, these capable advisors will convince you that their motto holds true: "There's no better way to sample the South than by a trip to Jackson."