Hotels in Capital-River Region

You’ll find plenty of exciting things to do while visiting the central area of Mississippi. From touring the Mississippi Arts Museum to catch a Braves game at Trustmark Park, this destination rewards you with pleasant year-round temperatures allowing for great outdoor recreations, events, and festivals.

When the sun is shining, you will find the outdoors is where you want to be. Whether you feel like spending time on the water at Ross Barnett Reservoir or teeing it up at Patrick Farms Golf Club, you will find lots of fun things to do in the Capital River region.

Pack your running shoes when you visit Jackson this winter. Give if it your all and compete in the Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon held every January. You and hundreds of other runners will follow a course through downtown Jackson and the Historic Fondren District, with a portion of the proceeds helps the Mississippi Blues Foundation.

Make the most of your holiday visit to central Mississippi. Head for the Mississippi Agricultural Museum during the month of December for the annual Small-Town Country Christmas event. This event will feature hayrides, train rides, live music, a complimentary breakfast, and Story Time with Mrs. Clause.


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Historic Sites

Also known as the Old Capitol Museum, the Old Mississippi State Capitol in downtown Jackson is the most historic building in the Magnolia State. Listed as a National Historic Landmark, this building was the site of the 1839 Married Women’s Property Act, Mississippi’s secession from the Union in 1861, and the crafting of the 1868 and 1890 state constitutions. The Old Capital is the oldest building in Jackson, Mississippi.


The Capital-River region of Mississippi has much to love, and that includes a great selection of events and festivals happening all year long.

Held every September, the annual CelticFest Mississippi kicks off at the Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum. This three-day event features a multitude of Celtic artisans, and over 300 performers across six stages. In October, you can join in the fun at the Mississippi State Fair held at the Mississippi State Fairground in Jackson.

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Museums & Arts

From the world-famous Civil Rights Museum to the Mississippi Children’s Museum, central Mississippi is filled with museums and an art scene to introduce to local culture or help you explore the culture from around the globe. Head downtown to see the impressive collections of art that are on display. Then visit the Mississippi Ag Museum and take a step back in time to experience what life would have looked like in the 1920’s in Smalltown, Mississippi.

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Outdoor Adventure

You will want to carve out a full day to spend on the waters of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Launch a ski boat and go tubing and skiing, hop on a pontoon with family and cruise around, or head up the Pearl River for a relaxing lunch on a sandbar. You can also pull right up and dock your boat for lunch or a snack at Pelican Cove Grill and enjoy the scenic views of the Reservoir.

Golf in Mississippi


There is no shortage of great golf courses to be played in the Capital-River region of Mississippi. The Randy Watkins Golf Group is comprised of three of the top golf courses in the area: Lake Caroline Golf Club, Whisper Lake Country Club, and Patrick Farms Golf Club. Another fantastic course in the reservoir area is Bay Pointe Country Club. The fairways are lined with tall pine trees, so make sure your tee shots are accurate!

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