122 Plaza Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: (601) 261-5555
Fax: (601) 271-2355
Lovely and intriguing, this garden features 750 hybrid-T and grandiflora patented bushes and is located on the front lawn of USM campus.
This two-story brick, seven-by-three bay building was built in 1929-30 in the style of Italian Renaissance. The main entrance to the building is on the 2nd floor. It now serves as the Hattiesburg Cultural Center.
The Hattiesburg Zoo or the Kamper Park Zoo is nestled within the Kamper Park. This zoo is home to animals like zebras, tigers, jaguars and so forth. This zoo also hosts field trips and similar activities on a regular basis. For more details, check website.
This remarkable zoo has something for everyone. The grounds feature Asian, Australian, Mississippi habitat, African veldt and Siberian tiger exhibit.
Housed in the historic USO Club at Hattiesburg, the African American Military History Museum pays homage to the brave African American soldiers who risked it all to serve and honor their country. The museum has found its home within a building that was originally built to serve as a USO Club in 1942. The club is a rare historical specimen in that it was intended to exclusively cater to African American soldiers at the time of its establishment. The museum boasts an impressive collection of photographs, artifacts and intriguing displays that chronicle the history of African American soldiers, and their contributions to the United States Military and its various operations. Apart from serving as a museum, the structure stands today as a heartfelt tribute to the valiant soldiers to whom we owe so much.
Built in 1909-10, its Gothic structure includes magnificent stained-glass windows and wood panel interior. It is also known for being one of the first churches organized in the city.
This Neo-Classical Revival style building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Surrounded on all sides by lush forests and verdant landscapes, the Paul B. Johnson State Park is a welcoming natural retreat that is conveniently located just a short drive away from the city. The park boasts excellent recreational facilities including a visitors center, beach, boat launch, splash pad, playground, nature trails, disc golf and picnic areas. The lake is a haven for fishers, with ample opportunity to catch crappie, bass, and bream. Developed camp sites and cabins are available as well, for those who would like to spend a few days in the midst of the whispering pines and oaks.
Love a good scare? The terror test is for you! This is Mississippi's largest indoor haunted attraction and is open the week before Halloween. State of the art props and live actors make this a hauntingly fun experience. No children under the age of 12 are allowed without an adult.
This lake is 150 acres and offers lots of outdoor fun and natural beauty.