Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
1250 Highway 35 S.
Forest, MS 39074
Phone: (601) 469-2100
Fax: (601) 469-5028
Arts & Museums
Mississippi is rich with musical heritage and has produced some of the past century's most celebrated and successful talent. This storied heritage is well-preserved and on full display at this modern museum just north of downtown. Virtually every genre of music is represented—jazz,country,gospel, rock and the king of it all, the Mississippi Delta blues. Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Ike and Tina Turner, and the king of Mississippi music, Elvis Presley, are well-documented through films, interviews, recordings and memorabilia.
Built and maintained by the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, this facility along the Natchez Trace has offered exhibits and live demonstrations of area folk artists for more than 25 years. Of particular interest are the works of native Choctaw Indians, whose leather goods, pewter ware, and basketry are as functional as they are beautiful. On Saturdays, from spring through fall, Choctaw basket weavers, wood carvers, quilters and more are on hand throughout the day to demonstrate their skills.
Organized in 1992 as a site for preserving history of Neshoba County and Philadelphia with many historical exhibits.
This building was used for the county jail for over 90 years.
Headquarters of the Choctaw Tribal Council, Choctaw Indian Museum, Choctaw crafts store, and it is also a residential area.
Multimedia museum featuring an extensive exhibit on Sister Thea Bowman and over 50 videotaped interviews on topics such as slavery, civil rights, early African American businessmen, education, family, and music.
For more than three decades, this upscale gallery has represented the finest in Jackson art. Geared toward collectors, Bryant Galleries maintains an enviable inventory of sculpture, paintings and graphic artworks by internationally known talents and promising newcomers from all corners of the globe. Refined without being stuffy, the comfortable atmosphere makes for an enjoyable outing for appreciating some of the best art the area has to offer.
If anything, this is one gallery that is stylish, chic and posh. Murals, paintings, canvasses, graphic designs and so much more! That the owner has put in his sincere endeavors in the maintenance of this place is evident from the very ambiance. The moment you enter it, you are tempted to grab one of those beautiful art works, especially the murals. The graphic designs are no less either. Its like getting to appreciate the minutest details of our everyday life, everyday living.
This gallery owner's fund-raising for charities has made them as well-known and beloved in Mississippi as the South's leading artists whose work hangs on their gallery walls. The McCool's fine taste is evidenced by the lovely selection of art, uncommon sculpture, art glass, photographs, and original and limited prints on display here. Prices range from the hundreds to the thousands.
This gallery is dedicated to promoting the work of Mississippi artists. More than 70 artists are represented, working in a wide variety of media including paintings, pottery, stained glass, bone carvings, sculptures and serigraphs. The shop is an excellent place to start building a collection or to spot the work of a budding artist. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and they welcome browsers. The two-story shop is located in upscale Highland Village and provides an excellent preview of its offerings on its website.
Local artists extraordinaire Karl and Mildred Wolfe have long thrilled Jackson with their takes on the area through various artistic mediums. Among the displays, you will find original artwork from the Wolfes, plus limited edition prints, hand-crafted furniture, and hand-carved mirrors.
The Mississippi Children's Museum is a fun-filled place for kids. This museum believes that every child should get ample opportunities to create, explore and discover. Five galleries are permanently on display at the museum. Spread over a large 40,000 square foot area, there are a range of activities and workshops aimed at bringing the creative best in kids. The entire layout of the museum is divided into five key initiatives. These include Health and Nutrition, STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math), Literacy, Mississippi Heritage and Cultural Arts. These areas of exhibits provide children an opportunity to understand the key industries of the state and aspects of its heritage, culture and art. Exhibits on display are quite interactive so that kids get to learn in an engaging environment. Group visits and field trips are organized by the museum during the year. Research-oriented and innovative professional development workshops are also conducted.