See More Mississippi Your Jackson Evers Airport Rental Car
Let’s face it — exploring Jackson, Mississippi, probably isn’t at the top of anyone’s bucket list, but you’ll soon see this capital city is full of pleasant surprises. From breathtaking state parks to world-class zoos and museums, a Thrifty rental car and a full tank of gas can keep you entertained all week long.
The Alamo Theater
Get in your Evers Airport rental car and travel just 12.4 miles away to find the Alamo Theater, located in the historic Farish Street District. This art deco style theater opened in 1942 and was built by the African-American professional and trade community. At the time, it was a place where the local residents of Jackson could catch the latest Western and African-American films by day and see legendary acts and performers, B.B. King and Nat King Cole by night. The theater is just as popular today as it was back then, featuring special events, like movies, plays and comedy shows. Best of all, parking is FREE, so park your Thrifty rental car and explore the Farish Street District after the show.
LeFleur’s Bluff State Park
You don’t have to travel very far in your Thrifty rental car to get away from it all in Jackson, Mississippi. Located only 10.2 miles away from Jackson-Evers International Airport is LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. This 300+ acre park offers a public 9-hole golf course, clubhouse, meeting rooms, swimming pool, picnic and playground areas, camping, boating and nature trails.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Only 7.7 miles away from the airport is the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, a place dedicated to honoring Mississippi’s finest college and pro athletes. Known as “Mississippi’s first museum for the 21st century,” it allows visitors to personally access archival footage, achievement data, biographical information and more than 500 interviews from Mississippi-bred athletes like Brett Farve, Archie Manning, Jerry Rice, Ralph Boston and Dizzy Dean.
Mississippi State Capitol
Just a stone’s throw away from Jackson-Evers International Airport, (12.3 miles in your Evers Airport rental car) is the Mississippi State Capitol. Completed in 1903, the Capitol defines the Beaux Arts Classical style of architecture and features an 8-foot-tall, 15-foot-wide eagle made of solid copper and gilded with gold leaf. Be sure to drive your Thrifty rental car over for a visit while legislation is in session. Visitors are welcome to view the politicians in action.
Jackson Zoological Park
Get up close and personal with one of the finest collections of wild animals at the Jackson Zoo, located only 15.4 miles away from Jackson-Evers International Airport. This historic zoo, founded in 1919, was rated one of the top five children’s zoos east of the Mississippi by the New York Times Travel Guide — and its easy to get to. Just set your Evers Airport rental car GPS to West Capitol Street and you’ll be there in minutes.