Jackson, or Jackson City, is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Jackson including its surrounding suburbs boast a strong economy as well as population. The Jackson-Yazoo City(metropolitan) combined statistical area, making it the 88th-largest metropolitan area in the US.
The current slogan for the city is "City with Soul". Jackson is ranked 3rd out of Americas 100 largest metro areas for the best "Bang For Your Buck" city according to Forbes magazine. The study measured overall affordability, housing rates, and more. The city is named for Andrew Jackson, who was still a general at the time of the naming but later became president. The city is the anchor of the Metro area.
Jackson is a city famous for its music - including Gospel, Blues, and R & B. Jackson is also home to the world famous Malaco Records recording studio. Many notable musicians hail from Jackson.
Rap rocker Kid Rock made a song about Jackson, aptly titled "Jackson, Mississippi", in 2003.
The Rolling Stones sat "in a bar tippling a jar in Jackson" in their song 'Country Honk' on the 1969 album 'Let It Bleed'. "And on the street the summer sun it shines. There's many a bar-room queen I've had in Jackson, but I just can't seem to drink you off my mind."
* Dixie National Livestock Show, Parade and Rodeo, Mississippi Coliseum and Fairgrounds, High Street. The Wild West Rodeo comes to Jackson each year with this exciting event.
* Jackson Zoological Park, 2918 W. Capitol Street.
* Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 2148 Riverside Drive.
* Mynelle Gardens.
* Agriculture and Forestry Museum.
* Museum of Art.
* Davis Planetarium.
* Telecom Center.
* Jackson Convention Center.
* Old State Capitol.
* New State Capitol.
* Supreme Court Building.
* War Memorial Museum.
* Children's Museum (coming soon).
* Take a tour of Jackson with the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development. 1831 Robinson Street.
* Battlefield Park, 953 Porter Street.
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