Jackson & Area Trip Planner
Welcome to Jackson & Area!
This WorldWeb.com travel and tourism guide for Jackson, featuring hotels and other accommodations, tours, attractions, events, shopping and more, will help you plan a successful visit to Jackson , Mississippi, U.S.A.
Jackson, founded in 1821, was once a trading post named LeFleur's Bluff after the French-Canadian trader, Louis LeFleur. Today, Mississippi's capital city is growing in both population and cultural attractions. The new State Capitol building, a Beaux Arts structure, was constructed between the years 1901 and 1903. It houses Legislative, Judicial and Executive levels of government. The old State Capitol building, although an attraction in itself, now houses the Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History. The museum features exhibits that outline Jackson's history, ranging from the colonial period through to the Civil Rights Movement. Other attractions in and around the area include the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, with a large collection of plants and animals, as well as the Mississippi Museum of Art, which boasts Mississippi's largest art collection.