U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi > Jackson
 [Register]
Jackson Includes Jackson, Madison, Canton, Clinton, Byram, Pearl, Brandon, Richland
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-04-2022, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
237 posts, read 509,239 times
Reputation: 282

Advertisements

I am coming to Jackson from NOLA and running a race on a Saturday. Contemplating ideas of how many days to spend before returning. I am interested in history, Farish Street, Greyhound Bus terminal and civil rights museum. More importantly the food options you can find in Jackson like the Big Apple Inn & trying out pig ear.

After Jackson I intend to go towards Driskill Mountain LA so might hit up Vicksburg and Monroe on the way.

After that trying to decide whether take a route through Alexandria until I get to Baton Rouge or take a route to Natchez and along the Mississippi River to get to Baton Rouge.

All in all its 3 days total including day 1 when I run my race. Trying to determine where I am going to sleep for the last 2 days before my flight back from Louis Armstrong. It could be 2 nights in Jackson and then 1 night somewhere closer to NOLA or just 1 night in Jackson.

Open to hear recommendations from folks here on what to check out in Jackson as well as what areas to avoid.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-04-2022, 07:49 PM
 
1,182 posts, read 1,434,463 times
Reputation: 2393
I ran the full at the Blues in 2012, had spent the previous 6 months in the desert and was well conditioned to break 4. Unfortunately, there are no hills to train on over there and, despite living in Jxn for many years, didn't realize how hilly the course would be. I think i clocked in a 4:11. Hopefully better luck for you.

There's really not much to Farish Street, I'm not sure about the Greyhound Bus Terminal. It looks like the museum is open on Saturday and Sunday.

The Mayflower is downtown and has the best cumback sauce. There are plenty of food options in Fondren.

I would certainly take the Natchez route, it is a neat town.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2022, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
5,264 posts, read 12,125,710 times
Reputation: 3148
I was in Jackson for an overnight visit from NO last week and just posted a trip report in a thread I created here. I was bummed that the Civil Rights Museum was closed the day I was there because it would have been a highlight for me. It appears there were lots of civil rights events that occurred in the City back then.
There is a plaque outside the Old Downtown Greyhound Terminal tells about the significance of the building.

An overnight and a full day of sightseeing is all that you might need in Jackson. What about Hattiesburg and Gulfport/Biloxi before heading back to NO?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi > Jackson

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top