A green oasis on the banks of the Pearl River in Jackson, this state park offers a rewarding walk on a series of nature trails, leading from one end of the park to the fine facility that is the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, where you can combine your trek with some indoor learning at one of the Magnolia State’s educational jewels.
The trail system meanders along the greater Pearl River floodplain and bluffs above it, connecting state park sections to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. This museum, the crown jewel of natural history in the Magnolia State, offers ever-changing exhibits, life-size habitats displaying Mississippi’s biodiversity, a huge aquarium, and an open building encouraging the meshing of the outdoors and indoors, along with open-air and indoor auditoriums. You can access the museum by auto as well, following the above directions but turning onto Highland Drive from Highway 25 instead of Lakeland Terrace.
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