Mississippi Family Fun
Mississippi has all the ingredients needed for a great family fun holiday offering unspoiled, natural and exciting outdoor destinations and activities throughout the state. From hunting or fishing to extreme sports or something more relaxing like horseback riding or bird watching, there are many adventures to be experienced in Mississippi.
Mississippi has a long and fascinating history from prehistoric times to the era of the American Indian tribes to early settlers to the antebellum period to the modern era and all points in between.
The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science features lifelike displays and living, breathing creatures in a 100,000 gallon network of aquariums with 200 species of fish. Tunica RiverPark is a state-of-the-art interpretive centre on the banks of the Mississippi River. On the coast, discover the unique artistic style of a native Mississippian at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art.
Child-friendly attractions in Mississippi
Make lasting family memories in Jackson's Museum District. The Mississippi Children's Museum is an exciting attraction for children of all ages with engaging and hands-on exhibits. This dynamic museum's Literacy Garden allows for outdoor play and learning, while the Exploring Mississippi Gallery takes little visitors on a trek through the state's heritage and geography. Next door in Lefleur's Bluff State Park is the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, with thrilling exhibits including life-size displays of habitats and a 100,000-gallon aquarium network housing more than 200 living species. Also nearby is the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, which is filled with Smithsonian-quality exhibits on small-town Mississippi. This museum is also home to the National Agricultural Aviation Museum, providing a fascinating look at aviation's drastic impact on the agriculture industry.
In Vicksburg, children are amazed to hear the USS Cairo spent more than 100 years under water before it was raised. The restored ironclad gunboat sank during the Civil War and the USS Cairo Museum contains artefacts found on board.
For a memorable family outing, travel to the Delta Region's Tunica River Park and Museum for an up-close interaction with the awe-inspiring beauty of the Mississippi River.
At 210-acres, Tupelo's Buffalo Park and Zoo is the largest zoo in the state with more than 260-animals on-site including a herd of American buffalo. The park offers guided tours as well as pony rides, a petting zoo, zip lines and playgrounds.
There are also kid-friendly attractions as the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, one of the top 50 children's museums in the nation, the Infinity Space Center and the Birthplace of Kermit the Frog.
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