Here you will find various lists to aid you in your move to Jackson. These lists are not exhaustive, and none of the listings are officially endorsed by Reformed Theological Seminary. However, we hope this resource will help you as you consider making Jackson your new home.
Several Homeschool Networks (Contact Admissions for more information)
Activities and Attractions
- Barnett Reservoir
Boating, Fishing, and more
- Ridgeland Mountain Bike Trails
10 miles of mountain biking trails
- Pear River Kayaks
Kayaking the Pearl River
- McClain Safari Tours
Experience Exotic Animals like Never Before
- Fleet Feet
Hosts several group runs throughout the week
- Jackson is home to several, beautiful parks providing fun for the entire family
- Mississippi Braves
2021 Double-A South Champions
Museums & Library
- Mississippi Library Commission
Providing Mississippians access to quality library services
- Mississippi Children’s Museum
Inspiring Mississippi’s children from all backgrounds to discover and achieve their potential
- Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Explore the movement that changed the nation. Discover stories of Mississippians like Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer and Vernon Dahmer—as well as those who traveled many miles to stand beside them, come what may, in the name of equal rights for all. The Mississippi Museum of History is also housed here.
- Mississippi Museum of Art
Art Museum, Art Garden, and the Museum Store
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Overlooking a 300-acre natural landscape, an open-air amphitheater, and 2.5 miles of nature trails. Inside, meet over 200 living species in the 100,000 gallon aquarium network and explore the 73,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibits.
- Mississippi Ag Museum
39 acre site with permanent exhibits, a living history farm, an entire crossroads town, and a forest study area.
- Bill Waller Craft Center
Displaying the artwork of more than 400 juried artisans. This unique attraction serves as an information center as well as the site of craft classes and demonstrations.
Shopping and Entertainment
- Renaissance at Colony Parkway
Upscale Shopping with Malco Grill Cinema
- Highland Village
Unique shopping and several local restaurants (Whole Foods adjacent)
- The District at Eastover
Live Music on Thursdays on the Green and more
- Belhaven Town Center
Jackson is one of the best kept secrets of gastronomical delights in all of the south. Highlighted below are some of our favorite local chefs and restaurants.
- Beagle Bagel Café
Beagle Bagel’s freshly-baked, handmade bagels have been a Southern staple for over twenty years.
Basil’s offers a clean Italian menu with paninis, pastas, and salads.
- Brent’s Drugs
Brent’s Drugs opened in 1946 with a pharmacy and soda fountain in the Fondren neighborhood. It has always been a gathering place for friends and neighbors. Today, it is no longer a pharmacy, but remains a favorite among locals for good food and a soda fountain.
- District Donuts
Donuts, sliders and brew (coffee)
Rooster’s, located in the heart of Fondren, stays classic southern with its burgers, country fried steaks, and red beans & rice, focusing on everything homemade and fresh.
- The Trace Grill
Your family’s restaurant with tasty home cooked meals
- Urban Foxes
Our family-owned pie shop is located in Jackson, MS. We offer a rotating menu of small-batch baked goods, coffee and beer in a restored craftsman-style house with courtyard and porch seating.
An Italian favorite with multiple locations in the Jackson area.
A fast-fine Mediterranean restaurant located in the LeFleur East district of Jackson.
- Broad Street
Our artisan bread is made in small batches, right here, every morning, with all-natural ingredients. No additives. No preservatives. Just the way bread is supposed to be! From the croutons in your salad to the bread on your sandwich, you know you’re getting the good stuff.
- Cock of the Walk
You cannot visit Jackson without trying our award-winning fried catfish!
- Crazy Cat
Crazy Cat Eat Up is a full-service restaurant located in Canton Mart Square, Le Fleur East Neighborhood’s oldest locally owned shopping center.
- Green Ghost Tacos
The best authentic Mexican food in Jackson, MS.
- The Iron Horse Grill
Built as the Armour Smokehouse in 1906, this legendary Jackson landmark is a true icon of Mississippi’s rich heritage.
A Jackson landmark that should not be missed for some of the best Mediterranean in town. Enjoy a cold beer on the porch while snacking on homemade humus and a delicious gyro.
Some of the finest Greek Gyros and Salads in the country.
Located in the heart of the historic Belhaven Neighborhood, Lou’s is a southern-inspired restaurant with a casual, vintage industrial atmosphere.
- Pig & Pint
Award-winning BBQ and Local Craft Beer . . . you cannot find a better pairing!
- Pulito Osteria
Handmade pasta, wood-fired pizza, and more seasonal Italian fare in the Belhaven Town Center.
- Sal & Mookie’s
Sal & Mookie’s brought New York style to Mississippi in a big way when we opened in 2007. With authentic New York pizzas and a full Little-Italy themed menu— plus an ice cream shop right in the heart of the restaurant— it was a style and an experience the area hadn’t seen before.
- Spice Avenue
The best Indian food in Jackson.
- Tuk Tuk Boom
High quality Thai favorites and fresh sushi rolls . . . for life in the fastlane.
- Anjou Restaurant
A classic French bistro founded by father-daughter duo Christian Amelot and Anne Amelot-Holmes. Christian brings over 40 years of culinary expertise to the kitchen as a graduate of Savoie Leman culinary school of Thonon les Bains.
- Bravo Italian Restaurant & Bar
High class, but not stuffy. Relaxed and welcoming, but polished. And not a white tablecloth in sight. This is fine dining without the attitude.
- Local 463 Urban Kitchen
Our Award-winning chef, Derek Emerson, sources the freshest local and regional ingredients and prepares his take on southern comfort food with a big city twist; such as our mouth-watering Creme Brulee, Florida Rock Shrimp Pizza, Fresh Lump Crabmeat, and Mississippi Fruit Cobbler!
- The Manship, wood fired kitchen
Seasonal cooking styles paired perfectly with handcrafted cocktails
- Mayflower Café
Since 1935, the Mayflower Café has been a Jackson landmark.
- Parlor Market
A fantastic dining experience in downtown Jackson with award-winning Southern fusion cuisine, seasonal menus, a full bar, and excellent wine selection.
A modern oyster bar & restaurant featuring Southern cuisine, fresh seafood, seasonal veggies & craft cocktails.
- Table 100
Table 100 is a Casual – Euro American Bistro located in the heart of Flowood, Mississippi. Experience hospitality second to none at our piano bar, sip a craft cocktail, and enjoy classic Southern Bistro fare served with a modern twist.
- Caet (said “Kate”)
Features a menu ideal for an upscale yet casual seafood and oyster bar dining experience, along with a full bar.
A southern-style steakhouse with specialties including USDA Prime and Choice cuts of beef, veal & lamb, fresh seafood, and more.
Jackson’s newest all-day café, serving seasonal fare that highlights Southern farmers. Monthly wine club and more.
- Koestler Prime
Since 1998, we have served some of the finest steaks and seafood in the Jackson area. A family-owned tradition for over 20 years, we relished the idea of putting our stamp on the business.
Nestled in the Fondren arts district of Jackson, Mississippi, Walker’s Drive-In offers the culinary specialties of Chef Derek Emerson. Walker’s offers an upscale experience in a casual atmosphere, featuring local ingredients from the region, sustainable seafood, and only the finest quality aged beef.