With average high temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to about 90 degrees, Jackson is a great place to visit any time of the year. If you are looking for Jackson, Mississippi hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable accommodations and exceptional rates. Click on a local area below for Extended Stay Hotels or view all metropolitan Jackson hotels.
Located roughly in the center of Mississippi, Jackson offers visitors a variety of attractions. Scientifically curious visitors may want to begin at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium near Jackson State University. Built in 2000, the Davis Planetarium has more than just a sky show. The planetarium is also used for showing large-format films projected across most of its dome, delivering visitors an amazing experience.
Just three miles from the Planetarium is the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. This complex includes a 73,000 square-foot building as well as a 300-acre nature area, complete with 2.5 miles of nature trails. The indoor exhibits depict Mississippi’s unique natural heritage, and the outdoor areas provides wonderful opportunities for nature viewing, photography or a relaxing walk.
After viewing these local natural wonders, head to the Jackson Zoo to see amazing creatures from around the world. With over 120 species, the Zoo is the perfect place to learn about new and different species. Be sure to visit the recently renovated Orangutan Exhibit and Wilderness Mississippi. Opened in 2010, the Mississippi Children’s Museum is an ideal learning place for most every child. Covering subjects ranging from literacy to science, the Museum is a popular family-friendly attraction.
Jackson is also home to the Mississippi Museum of Art. This elegant showpiece, with permanent collections featuring famous Americans as well as works by top Mississippi artists, is an important center for culture in Jackson.
Sports fans have plenty to cheer about when they come to Jackson. Minor League Baseball excites audiences all across the US, and the Mississippi Braves have proven their skills by being the 2008 Southern League Champions. While baseball may be the national pastime, soccer is among the fastest growing professional sports in the U.S. Catch the heart-pounding action of the Mississippi Brilla from May through July.
This part of Mississippi is rich in history as well as natural beauty. Less than an hour from Jackson is the Vicksburg National Military Park. The loss of Vicksburg was a major turning point in the Civil War. Once you have toured the war memorial, head north to the Delta National Forest. Preserved in its natural state, this forest offers a glimpse of native wildlife and amazing vistas you are not likely to see elsewhere.
Near Flora, Mississippi, just 25 miles north of Jackson, is the Mississippi Petrified Forest. This is the only place in the eastern United States where you can view an entire petrified forest. Some of the trees date back over 35 million years.
Given the picturesque lakes and rivers near Jackson, it is no surprise that this is a favorite area for hiking and fishing. Anglers may want to go to Ross R. Barnett Reservoir, just a short drive from Jackson. Described as one of Mississippi’s most beautiful areas, Clark Creek Natural Area is a great place to hike. With over 50 waterfalls and numerous species of birds, you will not likely be disappointed.
With nice weather most of the year, Jackson is a good place to golf. Opened in 1954, Brookwood Byram Country Club is a wonderful example of the terrific golf facilities available. Whether you are looking to knock a few strokes off your handicap or just take a leisurely walk through the park, you will enjoy golfing in Jackson.
No matter how you spend your days in Jackson, be sure to plan for some excitement when the sun goes down. Jackson’s moniker “the City with Soul” is quite apt; music is virtually everywhere in this city. Since performance schedules frequently change, you should consult the Jackson Free Press to find an enjoyable venue. Whether your style is blues, jazz, hip-hop or even classical music, you are sure to find a great night’s entertainment in this exciting, modern city.
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