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You’ll be hard-pressed to fit all of Jackson’s museums and other attractions into a single day; it’s best to pick and choose based on your interests. Here are our top sites and experiences to check out if you only have a day in Jackson:
Begin with a leisurely walking tour of downtown, including the Mississippi State Capitol, Old Capitol Museum, Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Smith Park and City Hall. After a lunch at The Palette Café, check out the Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame or Mississippi Art Museum. Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, where locals go for outdoor fun, including fishing, boating and water-skiing. Have dinner at Nick’s, and if you’re up for it, check out Jackson’s nightlife in one of its many live music clubs.