Jackson - Tennessee
Jackson, Tennessee, with a population of 59,643, is located in Madison County, TN and is 69.4 miles from Memphis, TN.
The closest airport to Jackson is Humboldt Municipal Airport (M53).
Main Attractions in or near Jackson:
Casey Jones Village & Casey Jones Home/Museum
Casey Jones Village features the award winning Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store Restaurant and the historic Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum. Within the Village is the Casey Jones Train Store, The Shoppes at Casey Jones Village, Wildlife in Wood Studio, Land Office Realtors and the Casey Jones Village Amphitheatre.
Cruise includes a cookout (hot, dogs, chips, soft drinks) on Caney Island. Tours fill quickly; reservations are recommended. Reservations for groups are required. Call 721-253-9652 for schedule and reservations.
Cypress Grove Nature Park
Cypress Grove Nature Park is part of Jackson's Greenbelt Development, a 4,000-acre swath of virtually unspoiled nature area, which encompasses Jackson on three sides. Cypress Grove Nature Park offers 7,000 feet of winding boardwalk into an unspoiled 165-acre cypress forest. The park features an observation tower, Wood Duck Lake, Cypress Knee Loop, Kildeer Pond, Jewelweed Trail and the Aerie Trail Raptor Center. The Raptor Center is an educational facility that houses non-releasable birds of prey. Open year-round Monday thru Sunday. Free admission.
Deep Swamp Canoe Trip
A wetland trip through unique areas of Reelfoot Lake's Cypress Swamp. Reservations required. Call 731-253-9652. Other trips may be scheduled for groups. Every weekend, March and April, 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Moderate charge.
American Bald Eagle and Waterfowl Tours begin January 2nd and continue through mid-March. Buses leave daily at 10:00 AM from Reelfoot Lake State Park Airpark Inn. Tours last approximately 2 hours. There is a moderate charge for this tour and reservations should be made in advance. Call 1-800-250-8617.
Fall Color Boat Cruises
Weekends only. Enjoy the beautiful colors and observe a variety of migratory birds. Call 731-253-9652 for schedule and required reservations.
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
This 11,556 acre wildlife refuge lies within the floodplain of the Hatchie River. The Hatchie is the last unchannelized river of its type in the Lower Mississippi River Valley and still functions under near normal wetland cycles. About 9,400 acres of bottomland hardwoods are located on the refuge and are flooded by headwater flows of the Hatchie. The headwaters of the Hatchie in Mississippi are channelized as are 33 major tributaries.
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge's concentration is ducks (primarily mallards), shorebirds and wading birds; open water 270 acres, wetland 10,000 acres, woodlands 9,800 acres, cropland 1,000 acres, and grasslands 31 acres.
Wildlife observation includes hunting, fishing, and photography. There is boating access to the Hatchie River and an auto tour route.
Moonlight Boat Cruise
Take a cruise under a full moon on Reelfoot Lake to observe its natural beauty after dark. Reservations required.
Pontoon Boat Cruises
Guided Scenic Boat Cruises to observe birds and natural beauty of Reelfoot Lake. Each tour departs from the Visitor Center at 9:00 AM and lasts approximately 3 hours. Trips at 1:30 PM and 2:45 PM on weekends. Weekend afternoon trips last about 1 1/2 hours. For reservations and information call 731-253-9652.
Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Festival
First weekend of October. Over 300 Exhibitors from several states and thousands of shoppers descend upon Reelfoot Lake for this three day annual event.
West Tennessee Cotton Museum
The West Tennessee Cotton Museum features the story of the huge cotton farms in the area, some of which began in the early 1800s. The museum offers exhibits, photographs, and primitive-to-modern farming implements, from old plows to 9-footlong sacks used to collect handpicked cotton.
Festivals in or near Jackson:
A one day festival celebrating Celtic heritage takes place the first Saturday in November from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Casey Jones Village. The festival celebrates the Celtic roots and includes Celtic music, dance, crafts, games, and demonstrations. Educational activities are free. Tickets for adults are $5 and children ages 5-12 are $1. Concessions are provided by the Old Country Store. Lawn chairs welcome.
World's Largest Pillow Fight
Kirkland's celebrates 40 years with the world's largest pillow fight on Saturday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m. at University School of Jackson's Football Field. Food, music and registration begins at noon.
Hotels in Jackson >>>
||Elvis Presley's Graceland Platinum Tour Package
Whether you are a fan of Elvis Presley or not, this is one attraction you shouldn't miss! You can't help but admire a person that single handedly changed the way the world saw music . . .
Hear blues, rock, gospel and soul aboard "Miss Clawdy," your vintage 1959 tour bus. See Beale Street, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum as well as "hidden" sites only Memphians know . . .
Memphis Music Attraction Passport
The home of Elvis Presley. The audio tour of Graceland Mansion is full of music and interesting stories about how Elvis lived in the home he loved so much; "Rock n Soul: Social Crossroads," a project initiated by the Smithsonian Institution, examines the history of Memphis music and its impact on cultural change; Stax Museum of American Soul Music is located in Soulsville USA at the site of the original Stax Records; Sun Studio is the birthplace of Rock'n'Roll. Today the studio where Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and many others launched their careers . . .
Hound Dog Tour - A Tribute to Elvis Presley
Follow in the footsteps of the King of Rock 'n' Roll on this exclusive 3 hour Hound Dog Tour. Your vintage 1950's bus will take you to the world-famous Sun Studio, as well as to hard-to-find, hidden Elvis sites - his Lauderdale Courts apartment, Humes High School, the Overton Park Shell, and . . .
Sun Studio Guided Tour
When 18 year old Elvis walked into Sun Studio, he was asked who he sounded like. He said, "I don't sound like nobody." And he sang like nobody ever had, with the honesty of the blues and the wildness of an all night party. Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash. They and Elvis were all friends here. They made a new sound in this Studio . . .
Memphis Riverboats Sightseeing Cruise
A riverboat cruise is only way to experience the river era of Native Americans, explorers, river boatmen like Mark Twain and Mike Fink, the local Civil War river battles and the heritage of the Mississippi River bluffs and delta . . .
Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel Package
The journey to Graceland begins on Elvis Presley Boulevard at Graceland Plaza. This package includes the Graceland Mansion Tour along with self-guided tours of Elvis' two custom jets, the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, a memorabilia museum called 'Sincerely Elvis', the all-new Elvis After Dark exhibit and a 22 minute film showcasing Elvis' fascinating careerTour Highlights
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Big Muddy Blues to Superfly Soul
Experience the sights and sounds of the Civil Rights Era on this stirring 3 hour tour. Ride a historic 1950's-era bus - the same type on which Rosa Parks launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott - from Beale Street to Soulsville USA to Mason Temple (site of Dr. King's unforgettable . . .
Ride the Ducks of Memphis
See Memphis by land AND water aboard ONE amazing vehicle. Discover the history, humor, and heroes of this legendary town and cruise the river too! Entertaining informative captains narrate this fascinatingly fun expedition . . .
Memphis Riverboats Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour dinner cruise on the Mississippi River aboard a Memphis Riverboat. Feast on a Barbecue Combo, "Memphis Style" pulled Pork Barbecue and Barbecue chicken quarters, along with favorite side items for the dish, dessert, soft drinks, tea and coffee. There is also a full cash . . .