1600 Jerry Clower Blvd.
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: (662) 746-6444
Fax: (662) 746-6448
Delta National Forst is like a green, fascinating jewel enveloped by vast agricultural lands and serene rivers. Delta National Forest is a huge area consisting of timber which floods seasonally, bottomland hardwood jungle and tiny moors that meet the Little and Big Sunflower Rivers. Delta National Forest is the sole ecosystem of bottomland hardwood category in National Forest System. During summers, tourists can soak in the spellbinding visual delight wherein countless butterflies create a panorama of color against a backdrop of dense green forest. Some visitors also participate in a unique contest of counting these butterflies. Delta National Forest is also home to several species of migratory birds including Prothonotary Warblers and Summer Tanagers. It comes as little surprise that Delta National Forest is a bird watchers' paradise.
Just 17 miles northwest of Jackson, visitors find one of nature's most stunning peculiarities. Registered as a National Natural Landmark in 1966, the Petrified Forest features a 1.5-mile walking trail that takes visitors through this frozen woodland. Along the way, trail guides tell how this phenomenon came into existence. After viewing the trees, guests can stop by the museum to learn more, have a basket lunch in the picnic area or stroll through the gift shop. Open daily 9a onwards.
Popular as the 'Little Red Schoolhouse', the Eureka Masonic College was a beautiful educational institution that comprised of two levels brick structure. Spread over 3.6 acres (1.5 hectares) of land, it's Federal architectural style was a beauty. The fanlights above on the doorways and the facade also showcased elements of the Federal architecture. Consisting of two large classrooms on the first level, and a meeting hall on the second level, this school was once said to be the largest structure in the Holmes County.