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This center is one of the United States Top 50 Children's Museums. Plan to spend the day here because your family will not want to leave. Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a hands-on children's museum and offers many exhibits.
The sound of the train whistle and the clacking of the rails have long been a part of the atmosphere in Marion County since the railroad was built here in the early 1880's. The Recreational Railroad is now available to ride for field trips, birthday parties, and special events. The train is an exciting and popular attraction for schools, churches, seniors groups, and the general public.
This Railroad Heritage Museum strives to preserve and promote the history and the culture of the railroad and its impact of the establishment, growth and development of the Mississippi Delta.
Hands-on and engaging exhibits and programs beckon all children to this dynamic museum. Explore cultural arts, science and technology, literacy, health and nutrition, and Mississippi heritage. Come play!
The 73,000 sq. ft. facility nestled against a 300-acre natural area showcases the state's rich natural heritage. Features life-like displays and living, breathing species.
Looks can be deceiving and there are a lot more stores at the Natchez Mall than meet the eye at first glance. The two major department stores at the Natchez Mall are Belk and J.C. Penny, and there is a Radio Shack that has called the Natchez Mall home since it opened. A new section was added to the northeast corner of the Mall parking lot and it houses Soda Pops, a Game Stop and more. Be sure to stop by McKenzie's in the Mall center and pick up a box of caramel corn and an ice cold soda.
To fully understand the Vicksburg Campaign and Siege and the Vicksburg National Military Park, you must first grasp the terrain, the leaders and their strategies and the people who endured the horrendous 47-day siege. This is brought to life by the 250 square foot diorama of the battlefield with 2,300 miniature soldiers and the film “The Vanishing Glory”. The museum houses 250 ship models, with exhibits for tow boats and river boats, a large WBTS gunboats collections and U.S. Navy vessels named for people and places in Mississippi.
War Memorial Park is Pass Christian's central park which was organized in 1945 in memory of young men from the city who served in World War II. The park includes a monument dedicated to those who served in the armed forces, as well as pedestal plaques placed by the Bicentennial Committee of Pass Christian in 1976, dedicated to the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, the Flag, the Constitution and the Star-Spangled Banner. There are also monuments to those lost in hurricanes Camille and Katrina, as well as a monument dedicated to the volunteers who helped the city after Katrina. The park also has playgrounds, a recreational walking and exercise track, a gazebo, and a number of unique tree sculptures created by artist Marlin Miller, including a soaring eagle dedicated to Tuskegee Airman Col. Lawrence E. Roberts.
Take your family on an adventure ride on the Pearl River in an airboat. Explore the river and witness a large variety of wildlife, old cypress trees and interesting geological formations. See the wonder and beauty of the mighty Pearl up close and personal.
Learn step-by-step how to paint beautiful ceramic art.
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