Things to do in Mississippi with kids

The birthplace of American music and home to the fourth longest river in the world,  Mississippi is an incredible state with beaches, forests, wildlife, parks, and of course some of the best food kids will ever experience (Just like Momma made!)

The state was home to some of the country’s bloodiest battles, and sites like Vicksburg National Military Park are perfect stops for those little history buffs, and some museums continue these stories like the Armed Forces Museum.  Of course, the incredibly diverse history can be found in other museums like the Delta Blues Museum and Museum of the Mississippi Delta!

Step back in time in nature with the Mississippi Petrified Forest, and kids will love exploring the stunning state parks - including Roosevelt, Holmes County and Clarkco - just to name a few!

Kids will love to cool off in summer with waterparks like Barnacle Bills or Geyser Falls, very cool animals are waiting at places like The Gator Ranch or Hattiesburg Zoo, and they can even test a space shuttle engine at the NASA Infinity Science Center!

And what would a trip to Mississippi be without exploring those rivers! Eco Tours of South Mississippi is just one place that has you covered!

Embrace that old Deep South, and let kids soak up the magic!

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  • Geyser Falls Waterpark

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    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!

  • Grand Paradise Waterpark

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    Collins

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

  • Gulf Islands Waterpark

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    Gulfport

    2 uphill water coasters, tube slides, body slides, wave pool, interactive water play structure, and lazy river.

  • Barnacle Bills Waterpark and Mini Golf

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    Waveland

    What’s wet, fun, and has a pirate ship? Barnacle Bills Water Park!

  • Bogue Chitto Water Park

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    McComb

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

  • Salvation Army Kroc Centre

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    Biloxi

    Standard swimming and learning pools plus zero depth entry leisure pool with one small and one large slide, water play structure and splashpads.

  • The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo

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    Tupelo

    It's the ULTIMATE FAMILY ADVENTURE! And it is ONLY at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oklahoma

  • Hattiesburg Zoo

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    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!

  • Meridian Zoological Park

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    Meridian

    This zoo features lots of animal interaction and over 100 different varieties of birds!

  • The Gator Ranch

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    Moss Point

    105 acres to explore for those over 4 years, with all manner of natural wildlife to be spotted as well as the alligators themselves! Fun and informative narrated tours through the swamps of the ...

  • Jackson Zoo

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    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 ...

  • Tunica Riverpark

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    Tunica

    Right in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, The Tunica RiverPark offers a new learning experience like no other. The RiverPark Museum is an extensive, one-of-a-kind interactive, interpretive center ...

  • The Mighty Tunica Queen Riverboat

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    Robinsonville

    Cruise along the Mighty Mississippi on an authentic riverboat! Classic Southern fun for the whole family in the Deep South.

  • The Birthplace of Elvis Presley

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    Tupelo

    The Birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi is the only location in the world where you can see, feel and touch where the King of Rock & Roll began his musical journey. Only in Tupelo ...

  • Eco Tours of South Mississippi

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    Gautier

    Tours from 2 hours to 3 days in the Pascagoula River Swamp, with amazing wildlife and unique wilderness in this Mississippi family day out!

  • Time In Family Fun Center

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    Biloxi

    Large indoor playground with putt putt golf, video games,soft playground and more. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Mississippi

  • Kangarooz Family Fun Center

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    D Iberville

    Features inflatable jumpers, obstacle course and slides, with toddler area. Plus face painting, interactive music stage and DJ.

  • The Bounce Palace

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    Ridgeland

    MIssissippi indoor fun at Bounce Palace with 7 spacious inflatables, open 7 days a week for kids 12 and under!

  • RebeLanes Bowling Center

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    Tupelo

    Bowling Center with 22 lanes. Bumper Lanes available. Snack Bar. Arcade with Billiards. INTERNET JUKEBOX.

  • Acme Fun Center

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    Long beach

    Unique large UFO bounce house, GIANT outdoor tiger slide, 18 hole indoor glow in the dark golf course, skeeball, bastketball games, Coasts' only commercial slot car track, toddler attractions include ...

  • 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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    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 ...

  • Museum of the Mississippi Delta

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    West Greenwood

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

  • Center for Marine Education

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    Gulfport

    isitors of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will help them understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique.

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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    Gulfport

    The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining ...

  • Maritime And Seafood Industries Museum

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    Bilox

    The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Delta Blues Museum

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    Clarksdale

    Feel that soul and beat at the Delta Blues Museum, where families and kids can explore the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.

  • Tunica County Museum

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    Tunica

    Take a trip from Tunica's past to present in the new Tunica County Museum. Experience what life was like before the casinos. Interesting fact filled fun tour.See how the Mississippi River has changed ...

  • Armed Forces Museum

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    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.

  • Vicksburg Battlefield Museum

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    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 ...

  • Tupelo Automobile Museum

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    Tupelo

    Featuring 120,000 square feet of automobile displays and open viewing restoration bays. Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles, chronologically displayed, illustrate the progress of ...

  • NASA Infinity Science Center

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    Kiln

    An award winning NASA visitors center which offers exciting new exhibits and stage shows. Kids can test a space shuttle main engine, and land the space shuttle!

  • Mississippi Childrens Museum

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    Jackson

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

  • Busted Wrench Garage Museum

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    Gulfport

    For the “Classic Car Enthusiast”, a visit to Busted Wrench Garage, Museum, & Gift Shop is an absolute MUST! Classic cars, motorcycles, and even boats displayed in a 6,000 square foot exhibit ...

  • Old Capitol Museum

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    Jackson

    Explore Mississippi's most historic building at the Old Capitol Museum, with FREE admission!