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Old 02-04-2022, 06:58 PM
Location: Boston, MA
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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.
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Old 02-04-2022, 07:49 PM
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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.
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Old 02-06-2022, 04:28 PM
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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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?
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