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Looking for an incredible city, with soul, culture, history, and of course, amazingly fun things to do with kids? Then Jackson - the mighty capitol of Mississippi - might be for you!

Jackson is a city with personality, and gives kids a range of incredible things to see. There are museums galore where the kids can learn all about amazing things, like the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural Science and the very hands-on Mississippi Children’s Museum.  Great family Mississippi fun!

Kids can even delve deep into Civil War history at the Old Capitol Museum, and visit the new home for the state at the State Capitol Building.

Want to journey back 36 million years? (No, we don’t mean in a time machine). The Petrified Forest is an amazing feat of nature where kids can experience a unique natural wonder. Great for those outdoor loving families! 

Kids into sports? Then they might love the Sports Hall of Fame, with great exhibits on their favorite sporting stars! Touch down! And of course, kids who love animals can’t miss Jackson Zoo - adults, you will love it too!

A great city for great families!

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  • Russell C Davis Planetarium

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    (0 miles)Jackson

    Experience the universe in our magnificent hemispheric theater whose programs have been delighting visitors of all ages for over twenty-five years. One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Mississippi Museum of Art

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    (0 miles)Jackson

    The Museum's new location allows it, for the first time ever, to display some of the more than 4,000 works of art from its permanent collection.

  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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    (2 miles)Jackson

    Mississippi is home to a uniqueand uniquely variednatural heritage. The remarkable Mississippi Museum of Natural Science assembles that heritage and places it on display for the education and ...

  • Mississippi Petrified Forrest

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    (2 miles)Jackson

    Take an unforgettable journey back in time... 36 million years to an ancient log jam deposited by a river from halfway across our young continent.

  • Mississippi Childrens Museum

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    (3 miles)Jackson

    A great, creative and educational museum for kids where they can learn through fun hands-on experiments and exhibits. Great family Mississippi fun!

  • Jumpin Jax Bounce House

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    (4 miles)Jackson

    An Awsome place to bring your children. It brings out the kid in the parents also. lots of activities, Really nice party rooms. The worker take care of ther customers.

  • The Bounce Palace Pearl

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    (4 miles)Pearl

    Family Entertainment Center conveniently located in Pearl MS. 20,000 sq ft of fun, with 7 inflatables and 36 holes of indoor mini-golf.

  • The Bounce Palace

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    (8 miles)Ridgeland

    Indoor facility with 7 spacious inflatables, open 7 days a week for children 12 and under. Cable tv, WiFi and plenty of seating for adults.

  • Wilson Castle

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    (11 miles)Brandon

    This architectural masterpiece was built in the middle of the 19th Century in the heart of the Green Mountains. The Castle stands as a monument to the heritage of the past. The Castle has been the ...

  • Roosevelt State Park

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    (31 miles)Morton

    Roosevelt State Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting. The park scenic overlook provides a panoramic view of the Bienville National Forest. The ...

  • Vicksburg Battlefield Museum

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    (39 miles)Vicksburg

    People who have lived in Vicksburg all their lives have said they did not fully understand the Siege, the naval operations, or the impact on local citizens until they visited the Vicksburg ...

  • Vicksburg National Military Park

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    (39 miles)Vicksburg

    Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg. Vicksburg was a fortress located on high ground guarding the Mississippi River. The Vicksburg battlefield ...

  • Mississippi River Tours

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    (41 miles)Vicksburg

    Daily Tours: approx. 1 hour and 15 min. in length. An entertaining narrative history about the Mississippi River and its surroundings. Sunset Cruise: approx. 1 hour and 15 min. in length. Sit ...

  • Lake Lincoln State Park

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    (44 miles)Wesson

    Nestled in the shade of towering hardwood trees, Lake Lincoln State Park is the quintessence of serenity. Located in the northeast corner of Lincoln County, the park\'s close proximity to Interstate ...

  • Holmes County State Park

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    (53 miles)Durant

    The beautiful hardwood forests of Holmes County State Park are home to an abundant of wildlife, and provide the scenic backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities.

  • Grand Paradise Waterpark

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    (59 miles)Collins

    Lazy river, bowl ride, interactive kids' water play area, tube slides, mat-racing slide, and body slides!

  • Lake Bruin State Park

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    (64 miles)St Joseph

    There are over 3,000 acres of water surface on Lake Bruin, and the visitors to Lake Bruin State Park have access to every acre for incomparable freshwater fishing, superb water sports and fine ...

  • Geyser Falls Waterpark

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    (65 miles)Choctaw

    Enjoy eight acres of white sand beaches and crystal clear pools in an amazing tropical environment. More than 300 palm trees surround guests catching some rays on the beach. One of the many fun ...

  • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

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    (77 miles)Delhi

    The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl ...

  • Bogue Chitto Water Park

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    (79 miles)McComb

    Offers a calm and gentle river ride with small rapids by your choice of canoe or inflatable tube ring.

  • Percy Quin State Park

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    (79 miles)Mccomb

    Percy Quin is today a delightful blend of the old and new. Located just two and a half hours from New Orleans. The 1700 acre Percy Quin State Park, which includes a 700 acre lake and a championship ...

  • The Gator Ranch

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    (80 miles)Moss Point

    105 acres to explore, with all manner of natural wildlife to be spotted as well as the alligators themselves. Experienced wetland guides steer you safely through and provided informed commentary.

  • Greenwood Little Theatre

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    (84 miles)Greenwood

    Founded in 1956, GLT continues to produce four productions each season in addition to a children’s/youth summer workshop.

  • Hattiesburg Zoo

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    (85 miles)Hattiesburg

    The 40 acre park houses a 12 acre zoological garden. Enter the Zoo, take a stroll down the promenade and get face-to-face with prairie dogs or continue on to the African Veldt to encounter antelope, ...

  • Cottonlandia Museum

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    (85 miles)West Greenwood

    Our name is Cottonlandia, but our museum is about so much more than cotton. Mississippi artwork combines with history - local, military, and agricultural - along with an immense collection of Native ...

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