Visit Jackson

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Hotels43
Convention center30,658 sq. m
Guest Rooms4,600
Guest rooms at 1 hotel
Special event venues18
Average room rate$70.00
Restaurants310
Daily food cost$46.00
Occupancy rate4%
Tax rate7%

Visit Jackson

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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. A LEED certified facility. • Accommodations with Meeting Space: - Cabot Lodge Millsaps – 205 Rooms - 4,412 Sq. Ft. of meeting space - Hilton Garden Inn Downtown/Formerly the Historic King Edward Hotel – 180 Rooms - 7,000 Sq. Ft. of meeting space - Hilton Jackson – 276 Rooms - 20,626 Sq. Ft. of meeting space - Jackson Marriott Downtown – 303 Rooms - 33,000 Sq. Ft. of meeting space - The Westin Jackson – 203 Rooms - 11,602 Sq. Ft. of meeting space • Hotels: 43 Hotels 4,000+ 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

Nearby


Local Attractions

Museum of Mississippi History

Museum
1 mi. away
The Museum of Mississippi History encourages people to explore and appreciate our state's history. We present rich and complex stories that illustrate how our shared past influences our future together. Located in the heart of downtown Jackson, the museum explores over 15,000 years of state history. Visitors will enjoy innovative exhibits, educational programs, and hundreds of artifacts.
222 North Street
Jackson, MS, US 39201

Old Capitol Museum

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

Eudora Welty House and Garden

Historical landmark
1 mi. away
For 76 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty lived and wrote in her Jackson home at 1119 Pinehurst Street. Her parents finished construction of the house in 1925, when Eudora was 16 years old and had recently graduated from high school. Restored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History after her death in 2001, the Eudora Welty House and Garden is open for tours by reservation Tuesday - Friday, four times a day at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. and 9 and 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month.
1109 Pinehurst Street
Jackson, MS, US 39202

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 Civil Rights Museum

Museum
1 mi. away
The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the nation. The museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its peoples. Visitors will witness the freedom struggle in eight interactive galleries that show the systematic oppression of black Mississippians and their fight for equality that transformed the state and nation. Seven of the galleries encircle a central space called “This Little Light of Mine.” There, a dramatic sculpture glows brighter and the music of the Movement swells as visitors gather.
222 North Street
Jackson, MS, US 39201

Mississippi Children's Museum

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

Smith Robertson Museum

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

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

Convention Centers

  • Jackson Convention Complex an SMG Managed Facility

    Located in the very center of a city filled with passion, warmth, and heart, the new Jackson Convention Complex is set to become the Southeast’s premier showplace. The Complex will feature 128,000 sq ft of meeting space, 60,000 sq ft exhibit hall.

    • Exhibit Space5,574 sq. m
      Total meeting space10,219 sq. m

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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.