National Parks / Natural World in Mississippi
There are some AMAZING landscapes and environments across the wonderful state of Mississippi, so why not explore them on your next family day out?
A great place to start are the many state parks dotted across the state. Kids can explore the pines and dogwoods of Paul B Johnson State Park, or you might want to explore history on the 444 mile Natchez Trace Parkway that commemorates an ancient trail.
Did you think you'd be spending the day at the beach if you explore Mississippi's state parks? You can, if you head to Buccaneer State Park, with impressive coastal beauty!
Clarkco State Park has been a favorite for locals since 1983, with 85 amazing acres of rolling woodlands, or if it's the water you love, why not explore the 150 acre Lake Lowndes where fishing and camping is a must-do for families!
With state parks perfect for hiking, some with playgrounds, others with hiking trails and plenty with fascinating history, Mississippi is the perfect destination for outdoor loving families. Grab your sense of adventure, kids, because the great outdoors is waiting!
Today's visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Indians centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi.
A day out in Mississippi, Crosby Arboretum is dedicated to educating all who visit on their environment, showcasing three unique ecosystems.
Nestled in the pristine hills along the Chunky River, in South Lauderdale County Mississippi lies Dunn's Fall's Water park. Here, along a shallow stretch of the Chunky River, the bluffs of the eastern bank rise to tree-top level.
On the beach of the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles from New Orleans, Buccaneer State Park is a great vacation with real coastal beauty and lots of fun things to do.
A favorite recreation spot of the Mississippi locals since 1938, this state park gives families 815 amazing acres of rolling woodlands for their family day out!
Situated inside the Mississippi River levee and bordered by the majestic Mississippi river on its western edge, Great River Road State Park offers magnificent views of the "Fathers of Waters"" from a setting unmatched in natural beauty. "
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!
Located on scenic Grenada Lake, Hugh White State Park offers the finest outdoor recreation amenities available, all nestled in a setting unmatched in natural beauty. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids....
John W. Kyle State Park offers a wide array of recreational opportunities in an area abundant in natural beauty. The historic campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is just 25 miles away, making John W. Kyle state Park the perfect spot to....
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 55, U. S. Highway 51 and State Highway 27 provide ea....
Lake Lowndes offers complete recreational facilities for families. Located on beautiful 150 acre Lake Lowndes, the park offers unlimited opportunities for picnicking, fishing and camping, as well as complete facilities for football, soccer, softball,....
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 pristine beauty of the area.
The oldest of Mississippi's state parks, Leroy Percy is characterized by artesian springs, cypress trees and ancient oaks dripping with Spanish moss. Leroy Percy is the only state park featuring a wildlife preserve.
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.
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. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson State Par....
Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country and has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites, 1 bathhouse, tent camping and picnicking and 18 hole disc....
Journey back 36 million years into the fascinating Mississippi Petrified Forest, including an Earth Science Museum.
Trace State Park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of Tupelo, one of Mississippi's fastest growing cities. Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from fishing and water sports to explori....
Offers cabins, camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, disc golf, playgrounds, picnic facilities, a spring-fed lake with fishing and 2 fishing piers and lots of nature.
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 golf course, provides a colorful natural backdrop fo....
This park offers 83 campsites. Yocona Ridge offers 35 waterfront sites, a laundry room, a playground, and a bathhouse. Jones Creek campground offers 48 naturalized wooded camping areas, restrooms, and a small playground.
The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All....
Come face to face with over 260 animals, including exotic creatures, reptiles, and hands-on fun with the petting zoo!
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 Mississippi!
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 entertainment in Mississippi for your family day out!
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!
Visitors of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience exploring creatures of the ocean at this popular Marine Park!
Offers a calm and gentle river ride with small rapids by your choice of canoe or inflatable tube ring.
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!
Salvation Army Community Centre featuring standard swimming and learning pools plus zero depth entry with slides & more!
Grand water fun at this Mississippi water park, where thrills, spills, kiddie fun, and lots of other surprises await!
2 uphill water coasters, tube slides, body slides, wave pool, interactive water play structure, and lazy river.
Over 5,500 works of art in the Mississippi Museum of Art's permanent collection, with a focus on American art from the past 200 years!
Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum preserves and interprets the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast!
The Old Depot Museum features the exhibits from Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, plus plenty of railroad history & model trains!
Fascinating exhibits in Mississippi's Armed Forces Museum which tell personal stories of the heroes and heroines that paid the price for freedom.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center encourages shared learning experiences to enrich the minds of kids & adults through interactive & entertaining exhibitions!
Explore Mississippi's most historic building at the Old Capitol Museum, with FREE admission!
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.
A great, creative and educational museum for kids where they can learn through fun hands-on experiments and exhibits. Great family Mississippi fun!
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!
The remarkable Mississippi Museum of Natural Science explores the rich local heritage in with nature trails, exhibits, an aquarium and more!
Formerly "Cottonlandia", this fascinating museum immerses the family in artifacts from Native Americans, regional military history and art.
It's A Marshall’s World is the largest indoor play center in Desoto County at over 24,000 sq ft of family fun for all ages!
Family Entertainment Center conveniently located in Pearl MS. 20,000 sq ft of fun, with 7 inflatables and 36 holes of indoor mini-golf.
Pirate Adventures is where kids under 12 years can enjoy an unlimited amount of running, sliding, bouncing, jumping and leaping at this indoor play center!
Indoor play with a jungle theme in Mississippi, Zoofari Kidz is for creative, curious and playful kids up to 11 years of age!
Bounce the day away at this popular indoor trampoline park, where even toddlers can find a spring in their step!
There is BIG play waiting for active kids with laser tag, bowling, mini golf, bumper cars and more in Mississippi!
A fun trampoline park with inflatable jumpers, obstacle course, slides, & toddler area too! Fun indoor fun in Mississippi for active kids!
Get creative in Mississippi with open paint, art classes, and studio pick classes. Great artistic fun for kids!
Tours from 2 hours to 3 days in the Pascagoula River Swamp, with amazing wildlife and unique wilderness in this Mississippi family day out!
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 that showcases the legend and the life of the river....
Throughout its history, Natchez has always been a place of opportunity. This is evident throughout Natchez National Historical Park. Guided tours of the Melrose mansion house are offered every hour beginning at 9:00 a.m.
The Birthplace of Elvis Presley is where the King of Rock & Roll began his musical journey in Mississippi!
Winterville Mounds, named for a nearby community, is the site of a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450. The mounds, part of the Winterville society's religious system, were t....
A fascinating and historical family day out that commemorates the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg - a fortress located on high ground guarding the Mississippi River.
Founded in 1956, GLT continues to produce four productions each season in addition to a children’s/youth summer workshop.
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 looking for things to do with kids in Mississippi
A fun carousel ride for the kids on this historic 1896 park centerpiece. Great addition to your family day out in Mississippi's Highland Park!
Farm fun in Mississippi with over 20 rides, a pumpkin patch, and the popular corn maze! A whole day of family fun for all ages!
It's farm time! A fun petting zoo, several play areas, sporting activities as well as seasonal activities with something for all ages.
Fun in Mississippi with 22 bowling lanes, games room and party room. Get bowled over in Tupelo!
A great outdoor water park and campground featuring large and small water slides, plus boating, water skiing and fishing with boat rental available.