Enjoy Museums, Racing and History near Our Byram Hotel
Whether you’re planning a trip to the State Capitol or a visit to Jackson State University, the Country Inn & Suites, Byram/Jackson South, MS provides the perfect home base for your adventures. Nestled in the suburbs off I-55, our hotel provides a quiet retreat near noteworthy sites like the Swinging Bridge and local businesses like Blue Bell Creameries and International Paper. Business travelers can attend trade shows and seminars at nearby event centers like the Jackson Convention Complex and unwind afterward with a trip to Jackson Motor Speedway. Traveling with the kids in tow? Find family-friendly things to do at The Jackson Zoo and the Mississippi State Fairgrounds.
Museums, History and Education:
- Jackson State University (9 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (601) 979-2121
- Old Capitol Museum (10.2 miles)
This stunning Greek-revival-style building, the oldest in Jackson, served as the first seat of the Mississippi government until 1903. The building now houses an educational museum that covers topics like Mississippi’s 1861 secession and the creation of the state’s constitution. Admission is free for all guests.
Phone: +1 (601) 576-6920
- Museum of Mississippi History (10.4 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (601) 576-6800
- Mississippi State Capitol (10.7 miles)
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, which features portraits of prominent Mississippi governors throughout the years.
Phone: +1 (601) 359-3114
- Swinging Bridge (0.7 miles)
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. The city hosts an annual festival each April that celebrates the restoration of the bridge and its role as an icon for the city.
- Jackson Motor Speedway (1.7 miles)
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. Arrive early with the kids to enjoy a free bus ride around the track!
Phone: +1 (601) 373-0076
- Mississippi State Fairgrounds (12.1 miles)
These expansive grounds host the Mississippi State Fair, an annual 12-day event that invites guests to enjoy carnival rides, pig races, livestock shows, clogging, live music, a petting zoo and more each October. Check the schedule for other events throughout the year, including Monster Jam and Disney on Ice performances.
Phone: +1 (601) 961-4000
- The Jackson Zoo (14.2 miles)
This 110-acre zoo is home to more than 300 animals, including antelope, red pandas, chinchillas and yellow anacondas. After taking photos of the animals, you can hop aboard the miniature train to take in scenic views of the park.
Phone: +1 (601) 352-2580
- Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium (14.8 miles)
Join more than 44,000 fans in cheering on the Jackson State University Tigers at this nearby football facility, which has notably hosted NFL preseason games in the past.
Phone: +1 (601) 354-6021
- Jackson Convention Complex (10.1 miles)
This dazzling event center features 330,000 square feet of space in downtown Jackson. A variety of entertainment is offered throughout the year, including weddings, sports tournaments, trade shows, concerts and seminars.
Phone: +1 (601) 960-2321
- Mississippi Trade Mart (12 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (601) 354-7051
- Superior Asphalt, Inc. (0.8 miles)
- Blue Bell Creameries (1.1 miles)
- Belk Distribution Center (1.6 miles)
- Weyerhaeuser Company (11 miles)
- International Paper (12.6 miles)
- Siemens (13 miles)
- University of Mississippi Medical Center (14.1 miles)