Visit Jackson

Convention Center30,658 sq. m
Guest Rooms4,600
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel
Special Event Venues18
Average Room Rate$70.00
Daily Food Cost$46.00
Occupancy Rate4%
Tax Rate7%

Visit Jackson


Why Choose Our Destination?

Discover an authentic setting for your meetings in Jackson, Mississippi, the “City with Soul” that’s just the right size. Jackson affords the meeting planner the ability to offer its delegates a plethora of options through its rich music heritage, cultural offerings, seasonal festivals and sporting events, not to mention its friendly people and culinary charm. A growing number of meeting planners looking for state-of-the-art facilities find Jackson full of warm hospitality and exceptional service, superb venues, and economically savvy. • Venue/Meeting Space: Jackson Convention Complex - 330,000 Sq. Ft. total luxurious meeting space - 150,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space - LEED certified as a “green” facility • Accommodations with Meeting Space: - Cabot Lodge Millsaps – 205 Rooms - 3300 Sq. Ft. of meeting space - Hilton Garden Inn Downtown/Formerly the Historic King Edward Hotel – 186 Rooms - 3120 Sq. Ft. of meeting space – Restaurant, Lounge - Hilton Jackson – 273 Rooms - 8100 Sq. Ft. of meeting space – Restaurant, Lounge - Jackson Marriott Downtown – 303 Rooms - 11,342 Sq. Ft. of meeting space Restaurant, Lounge • Hotels: 46 Hotels 4,600 Sleeping Rooms 1800 Sleeping Rooms - Downtown • Things to do: 28 Attractions/Museums Arts • Theater • Concerts • Festivals • Sports • Cuisine: 300+ Restaurants Soul Food • Seafood • Southern Fusion

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Getting Here

Located at the crossroads of I-20 and I-55, Jackson is easily accessible by all modes of transportation. The Jackson International Airport is only 15 minutes from downtown. Bus/Train Station is conveniently housed downtown. Ground distances (miles) to other major cities: Atlanta: 441 - Birmingham: 248 - Chicago: 753 - Dallas: 412 - Memphis: 208 - Miami: 979 - New Orleans: 185 - St. Louis: 505

Distance from Airport

  • Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Air (JAN)

    16.09 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Smith Robertson Museum

5 minutes away
A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you inside the Smith Robertson Museum and Diamond shaped Glass Cultural Center. Located a stone's throw from the State Capitol building, it's just within walking distance of principal businesses and attractions in downtown Jackson. Through art, artifacts, and photography, the work, lifestyle, and artistic contributions of African Americans are celebrated, evoking a greater understanding of the African-American experience in the deep south.
528 Bloom St.
Jackson, MS, US 39202

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

This 40-acre complex, located in the heart of the city, brings to life Mississippi's rich agricultural history. A 40,000-square-foot Heritage Center traces the history of agriculture and forestry through an extensive collection of artifacts and lifelike exhibits. Outside, the Fortenberry-Parkman Farm restoration and Bisland Cotton Gin, both circa 1860, tell the story of farm life in early Mississippi. Walk down Main Street of the "Small Town, Mississippi" restoration (circa 1920) and imagine a day in the lives of people who once toiled and worshiped in these buildings. A visit to the Fitzgerald Collection and the Ethnic Heritage Center complete this walk through history. Award-winning rose gardens and special interest gardens provide enjoyment year-round.
1150 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS, US

Old Capitol Museum

A National Historic Landmark and one of America's finest examples of Greek Revival public architecture, the Old Capitol building served as state capitol from 1839 to 1903, housing such notable events as the passage of the Ordinance of Secession. The Old Capitol was restored from 1959-1961 from use as the state historical museum. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina damaged the building's roof and flooded the museum. Most of the artifacts and exhibits were safely removed for relocation to a future, all-new Museum of Mississippi History. Restored to its original glory, the Old Capitol returned as a state house museum in 2009.
100 S. State Street
Jackson, MS, US 39201

Jackson Zoo

An afternoon wandering along the walkways of the Jackson Zoo will delight kids of any age. The Jackson Zoo has one of the finest collections of wild animals from throughout the world, with over 700 animals shown in natural surroundings. Don't miss Wilderness Mississippi, the zoo's exhibit of indigenous animals. Enjoy an outdoor picnic at the Elephant House Cafe.
2918 W. Capitol Street
Jackson, MS, US

Mississippi Governor's Mansion

Historical Landmark
Constructed in 1841, this beautiful Greek revival mansion was designed, according to the architect William Nichols, "to adhere to plain republication simplicity." Having served as the official residence of Mississippi's first family since January 1842, the mansion is the second-oldest continuously occupied gubernatorial residence in the United States. In 1975, the mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark.
300 E. Capitol Street
Jackson, MS, US 39201

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Named one of the Top 10 "Most Amazing Baseball Museums in America" by ESPN, the museum contains an array of sports-related, interactive exhibits. Touch-screen television kiosks allow museum visitors to access archival footage, achievement data, biographical information, and more than 500 interviews with famous Mississippi athletes like Jerry Rice, Brett Farve, Archie Manning, Ralph Boston, and Dizzy Dean.
1152 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS, US

Mississippi Children's Museum

Hands-on and engaging exhibits are programs beckon all children to this dynamic museum. Explore cultural arts, science and technology, literacy, health and nutrition, and Mississippi heritage. Come play!
2145 Highland Drive
Jackson, MS, US

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Experience Mississippi's living heritage through a visit to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. An aquarium system housing over 200 species of native fish, reptiles, and amphibians tells an ecological story of rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, marshes, and the Mississippi Sound. "The Swamp" is home to an assortment of alligators, turtles, and fish surrounded by a native garden. The 300-acre nature area, with native trees, shrubs, and vines, is a great place for bird watching or enjoying a stroll over the 2.5-mile nature trail with interpretive stops along the way.
2148 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS, US 39216


Additional Information

Feel the Heartbeat of the South in the "City with Soul" Jackson, Mississippi the State Capital Why do they call us the "City with Soul"? Well, for one thing, the people here are just about the friendliest you’ll ever meet. And there are so many fun things to do in Jackson, the largest city in Mississippi. So many family-friendly places to discover in the metro area -- not to mention a hundred events, from heritage festivals to antique shows and symphony concerts to sports classics. Open up a world of new adventures when you travel to the City of Jackson, Mississippi -- the State Capital.