Journey to Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Mississippi’s largest city unites history and hospitality. Fondly nicknamed the “City with Soul,” Jackson has rich roots and brimming possibilities that are attractive to tourists and residents alike. With three cultural districts, a plethora of performing arts space, and a vibrant night life, Jackson offers innumerable opportunities for fun!

The Freedom Trail runs through the city and highlights several significant historical sights. A variety of restaurants feature cuisine ranging from the most satisfying soul food to exquisite international fare. Explore unique museums and outdoor attractions or enjoy numerous events and festivals. Then, consider attending notable sporting events, like the Mississippi Blues Marathon and the Dixie National Rodeo.

In addition to Jackson’s many points of interest, Optimum Permanent Placement has a current opportunity for medical professionals looking to settle down in Mississippi’s capital city. When you check out your potential new home, be sure to visit these popular attractions and noted restaurants:

Top 5 Attractions

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science – Nestled inside LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, the indoor and outdoor museum overlooks a 300-acre natural landscape, an open-air amphitheater, and 2.5 miles of nature trails. Inside, check out over 200 living species in a giant aquarium and explore 73,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibits, including some of Mississippi’s endangered species.

Providence Hill Farm – This 1,250-acre retreat is in central Mississippi atop beautiful, rolling hills. Hunters, fishing fans, and horseback riders unite! The picturesque sporting range, lakes, and equestrian complex offer plenty of adventure for a variety of sporting enthusiasts!

Mississippi State Capitol – The state capitol building houses all three branches of government and operates state policy and business. Additionally, it serves as a major tourist attraction, named a Mississippi Landmark in 1986 and a National Historic Landmark in 2016.

LeFleur’s Bluff State Park – The state park is home to the Pearl River and Mayes Lake. Travel an abundance of meandering nature trails that are open for year-round recreation, including hiking, boating, and fishing. After exploring the trails and lake, check out the on-site golf course and make sure to stop at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science!

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum – This museum is dedicated to highlighting strength and sacrifice throughout a fight for equality. Walk through eight interactive galleries to learn the stories of a movement that changed the nation.

Top 5 Dining

Aladdin Mediterranean Grill – Looking for authentic Mediterranean cuisine? Aladdin is a charming dine-in restaurant with delicious dishes made from scratch. It’s no surprise that Aladdin is the metro area’s favorite spot for shawarma, gyros, baklava, and many other Mediterranean specialties.

Fenian’s Pub – Locally owned and operated, this Irish pub is dedicated to creating an authentic environment with special attention to celebrating Celtic heritage and history. Fenian’s has much more than excellent food, including friendly bartenders, servers, and cooks who ensure your dining experience is superb!

Gumbo Girl – Locals say Gumbo Girl has the best gumbo in town! From the House Surf & Turf Gumbo to a variety of other specialty Cajun dishes, this restaurant uses fresh, high-quality ingredients for a diverse menu bursting with rich flavors. Even better, they cater!

Pig & Pint – Pig & Pint boasts award-winning BBQ and one of the largest selections of craft beer in Mississippi! With a casual atmosphere and decadent aromas, this place offers many delicious selections to satisfy your palate. (We’ve heard the BBQ Chicken Tacos with Mango Jimca Slaw are unparalleled.)

The Manship– Chef Alex Eaton and entrepreneur Steven O’Neill work to capture Mediterranean cuisine and enhance it with a special southern flair. Chef Eaton combines fresh, locally sourced ingredients with authentically produced Mediterranean ingredients from European import companies, creating incredible seasonal meals. Pair any dish with a craft cocktail—each made with a unique twist!

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