Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
1004 Treetops Boulevard
Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: (601) 939-2676
Fax: (601) 939-7029
Whether you are bringing a carload of youngsters or an entire industry's worth of executives, this full-service receptive agency can make your tour of Jackson memorable and efficient. Offering customized tour planning and step-on guides to the city and area, Harold Johnson and his friendly staff can cater a sightseeing plan for groups ranging in size from one to 100. As the company operates its own fleet of tour buses, you will not be encumbered with middle men and extra charges. The company's years of local experience translate into a comprehensive and informed tour for all.
What was once a rural town is now home to a thriving arts revival district known as Fondren. This region was once the location of the Mississippi Lunatic Asylum, and has since evolved immensely to become a diverse community of residences, shops and performance spaces.
To the casual visitor, this may seem like a peculiar attraction, but not when one considers the role that Mississippi's two most significant industries have played in the history and economy of the state. The Agriculture and Forestry Museum features over 40,000 square feet of exhibition space, displaying artifacts, machinery and documents that pay tribute to farmers and lumbermen throughout Mississippi's history. The museum gift shop serves a limited menu of refreshments and offers a variety of unique and educational souvenirs. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children ages 6-18, and $.50 for children 3-5.
Come explore "Mississippi's Web of Life" with a visit to this natural science museum. An octagonal skylight dominates the building, and beyond the perimeter of glass walls are replicated habitats of many of Mississippi's indigenous animals. A 100,000-gallon aquarium is home to more than 200 fish, reptiles and amphibians. Take a peak into the swamp, which contains alligators and such, or hike through 300 acres of carefully preserved forest.
The Eudora Welty House & Garden offers a glimpse into the world of award-winning author Miss Welty and her love for plants. Laid by her mother in 1925, the garden spreads over a vast three-quarters of an acre and displays a colorful array of stunning blossoms. Poppies, daylilies, daffodils, and many more beautiful creations thrive here. Benches at regular intervals offer a restful break while you walk leisurely through the five sections. The carefully retained house throws a light on the life of Miss Welty and has some other interesting works of this accomplished writer and photographer. A walk to this location is a surely enriching experience.
Founded in 1890 by the United Methodist Church, Millsaps College exists today as a coeducational liberal arts school with a strong focus on faith. The pleasant 100-acre campus near downtown Jackson is a frequent host to lectures, art exhibitions, conferences and a broad variety of community-oriented student activities. The Millsaps Forum Series holds events throughout the year, including dance and music performances, lectures, recitals and films. The Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series also brings many educational and cultural forums to town. For enrollment or visiting information, or to schedule a guided tour, call the Admissions Office or the general campus line.
Thought to be the oldest standing house in Jackson, this handsome residence was built by James Hervey Boyd, Jackson's three-time mayor during the 1850s. Now owned by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, the museum is furnished with period furniture throughout, including a sofa from Abraham Lincoln's law office in Springfield, Illinois.
Operated by the city of Jackson, this art gallery is housed in one of the oldest buildings in the area, dating back to the 1860s. Dedicated to promoting local contemporary artists, it features the work of up-and-coming Mississippi artisans. The permanent collection includes the work of Andrew Bucci and William Hollingsworth. On the first Sunday of each month, a reception is given, and a new exhibition is unveiled. Admission is free.
"Dedicated to exposing Jackson's unique capabilities to the business world," this accessible group of specialists is ready to assist in planning for local business affairs, family reunions, vacations and more. A full staff is on hand to distribute visitor and accommodation guides, maps, tour information, and restaurant and catering advice. Located just north of the Capitol building in downtown Jackson, these capable advisors will convince you that their motto holds true: "There's no better way to sample the South than by a trip to Jackson."
Whether you are planning a full-scale business event in town or just packing up the family for some summertime fun, these folks will help you discover all the opportunities for lodging, gathering and entertaining in Jackson. Plenty of free and in-depth brochures, maps and other resource materials are available to help you find your way around Jackson and the state of Mississippi. Group travel planning and tour information is also available for tourists and business representatives alike.
The Supreme Court of Mississippi Building is located in downtown Jackson, the Mississippi state capital. The Supreme Court Building opens its doors to public access during the week, excluding legal holidays. Please note that a valid photo ID is required to enter the building for security reasons.
Mississippi State Capitol is not only home to the state's legislature, but also a landmark of iconic architecture. Built in 1901, the Italian white marble facade ornamented with metal work is an impressive sight. The interior is just as majestic, with the major attractions being the Hall of Governors, the State Library, the Supreme Court chambers.