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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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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Geyser Falls Waterpark

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    (65 miles) Choctaw

    Eight acres of sand beaches and crystal clear pools all in a tropical environment? Must be your next family day out in Mississippi that is going to make a SPLASH!

  • Hattiesburg Zoo

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    (85 miles) Hattiesburg

    A family fun zoo nestled in 40 acres of park, where kids can get face to face with amazing animals. A fun, entertaining and educational experience in your Mississippi family day out!

  • Jackson Zoo

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    (3 miles) Jackson

    125 species are waiting for your family to visit in this historic zoo dating back from 1919. With over 300 animals for kids to experience and learn about, Jackson Zoo is wholesome, family ...

  • Crossland Zoo

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    (118 miles) Crossett

    The Crossland Zoo was established in 1953 and has over 50 different mammal, reptile and avian species. Special educational programs are presented throughout the year.

  • 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

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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.

  • Armed Forces Museum

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    (98 miles) Camp Shelby

    Fascinating exhibits in Mississippi's Armed Forces Museum which tell personal stories of the heroes and heroines that paid the price for freedom.

  • Mississippi Museum of Art

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    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 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!

  • 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 ...

  • Museum of the Mississippi Delta

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    (85 miles) West Greenwood

    Formerly "Cottonlandia", this fascinating museum immerses the family in artifacts from Native Americans, regional military history and art.

  • Paul B Johnson State Park

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    (98 miles) Hattiesburg

    Located in the heart of Mississippi\'s pine belt region, Paul B. Johnson is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods and ancient oaks. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Roosevelt State Park

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    (30 miles) Morton

    A beautiful state park where the family can spend the day with an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting, with camping, fun annual events, and hiking.

  • 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 ...

  • Mississippi Petrified Forest

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    (17 miles) Flora

    Journey back 36 million years into the fascinating Mississippi Petrified Forest, including an Earth Science Museum.

  • Chemin-A-Haut State Park

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    (106 miles) Bastrop

    Chemin-A-Haut State Park was designed with children in mind. Two playgrounds in the day-use area are a favorite spot of the younger patrons as is the wading pool in the swimming complex. Also, the ...

  • Holmes County State Park

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    (53 miles) Durant

    Spend the day among the beautiful hardwood forests of Holmes County State Park, with an abundance of wildlife, and a host of fun outdoor activities!

  • Legion State Park

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    (89 miles) Louisville

    Hidden in the red hills country of Mississippi, Legion State Park strikes the perfect balance of natural beauty and modern comfort with all man-made structures in the park designed to complement the ...

  • Lake Chicot State Park

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    (94 miles) Lake Village

    Arkansas's largest natural lake can be found in this beautiful state park. Perfect for bird watching, boating, and fishing, tours of the levee and camping, it's makes for an amazing family day out in ...

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