Geographically located in the center of the state, the capital city of Jackson is also the center of Mississippi life, culture, government, and history. The unique qualities of the renowned Mississippi Delta, The Hills, The Pine Belt and the Mississippi Gulf Coast collide together in Jackson to create a true Mississippi experience.
Recognized throughout the world as The Birthplace of American Music, Mississippi has a song waiting for all of her guests. Local juke joints and concert halls offer nightly entertainment ranging from Delta blues to roots country, while area festivals bring those sounds to family-friendly venues.
In addition to the many festivals, families visiting Jackson will enjoy trips to the Mississippi Children’s Museum where kids of all ages can engage and explore the 40,000 square foot interactive exhibit space. The Mississippi Museum of Natural Sciences is a nationally-recognized center for discovery. Museum guests get to see many of the wildlife creatures that are native to the state as well as escape the confines of the city on the winding nature trail that birding enthusiasts are sure to love.
Just like other population centers in the South, Jackson can certainly hold its own in the ever competitive restaurant and dining scene. Trendy restaurants in the newly-revitalized Fondren District capture the soul of Mississippi cuisine while creating fusion dishes inspired by Cuban, Indian, and Mediterranean influences.
Located on the famed Natchez Trace, Jackson is also home to area attractions like the Viking Cooking School, a PGA golf course, multiple shopping venues, The Mississippi Craft Center and Trustmark Park-home of the Double-A Affiliate to the Atlanta Braves, The Mississippi Braves.
DID YOU KNOW?: Jackson is the annual site of the international ballet competition, bringing international visitors from dozens of foreign countries.
Jackson, MS – JAN – Atlantic Aviation: no less than 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. If a ticketed passenger arrives at a ticket counter and no agent is available, the passenger should call Carrier’s Customer Service Center at 800-329-0485 for assistance.
Jackson International Airport (JAN)
120 North Hangar Drive
Jackson, MS 39208