Enjoy museums, racing, and other fun things to do in Byram and Jackson

Whether you’re planning a trip to the Mississippi State Capitol or a visit to Jackson State University, the Country Inn & Suites, Byram/Jackson South, MS provides the perfect place to recharge between activities. Located in the suburbs off I-55, our hotel places you near popular landmarks like the Swinging Bridge. Attend trade shows, seminars, and concerts at the nearby Jackson Convention Complex, or cheer on your favorite driver at Jackson Motor Speedway, which is less than a mile from the hotel. If you’re traveling with kids, you can find plenty of family-friendly things to do, from meeting the animals at The Jackson Zoo to catching an outdoor concert at The Brandon Amphitheater.

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Jackson State University

8.33 mi / 13.4 km from the hotel
This 245-acre campus is home to nearly 10,000 students working to obtain degrees in fields ranging from business and education to engineering and meteorology.

Old Capitol Museum

9.03 mi / 14.54 km from the hotel
This stunning Greek Revival-style building, the oldest in Jackson, served as the first seat of the Mississippi government until 1903. Tour the educational museum to learn about Mississippi’s 1861 secession and the creation of the state’s constitution.

Museum of Mississippi History

9.23 mi / 14.86 km from the hotel
Travel back in time to 13,000 B.C. when you visit this popular museum that covers Mississippi state history over the course of 15,000 years. Visitors can spend hours taking in thousands of artifacts displayed in engaging exhibits throughout the grounds.

Mississippi State Capitol

9.25 mi / 14.89 km from the hotel
Take a self-guided or staff-led tour of this magnificent building, home of the state’s government since 1903. The interior contains public galleries for viewing the state legislature at work as well as the Hall of Governors.

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium

10.93 mi / 17.59 km from the hotel
Join more than 44,000 fans in cheering on the Jackson State University Tigers at this football facility, which has notably hosted NFL preseason games in the past.

Jackson Convention Complex

8.74 mi / 14.07 km from the hotel
This event center features 330,000 square feet of space in downtown Jackson and hosts weddings, sports tournaments, trade shows, concerts, and seminars.

Mississippi Trade Mart

9.48 mi / 15.25 km from the hotel
This 67,140-square-foot complex plays host to banquets, trade shows, conventions, and other special affairs in Jackson. Notable events include The Original Jackson Gun Show in October and the Mistletoe Marketplace in November.

Swinging Bridge

0.84 mi / 1.34 km from the hotel
Don’t miss this locally celebrated bridge that overlooks the Pearl River. The original structure was built in 1905 and has since been restored to a footbridge adorned with love locks placed by visitors and locals alike.

Jackson Motor Speedway

0.81 mi / 1.31 km from the hotel
Fuel your need for speed at this popular racetrack, home to events like the American Sprint Car Series, the Summer Sizzler 40 Factory Stock Race, and the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series.

The Brandon Amphitheater

14.75 mi / 23.74 km from the hotel
Watch live concerts at this performance space inside the Quarry, a 250-acre park. The park also features a baseball facility, a dog area, and running, biking, and nature trails.

Mississippi State Fairgrounds

9.4 mi / 15.13 km from the hotel
There’s always something happening at this complex that welcomes exhibitions, concerts, rodeos, and other forms of entertainment. Check the schedule while visiting the Jackson area.

The Jackson Zoo

9.7 mi / 15.6 km from the hotel
See if you can spot your favorite animal among the 400 that call this zoo home. The Jackson Zoo, a 110-acre facility, houses more than 125 different species, including snow leopards, chimpanzees, and tortoises.