Mississippi's capital and largest city is a fairly common large town with some metropolitan flair. Located almost precisely between New Orleans and Memphis, it has grown into an important southern commerce hub.
Like any major city, Jackson has museums, malls, historical sites depicting its past, colleges, a zoo, and a decent metropolitan area. The outlying suburbs are quaint and decidedly wealthy compared to nearby towns.
Check out a Senators game or get a glimpse of the progress that has been made here by taking a civil rights tour of town. It is a chilling yet hopeful reminder of what this region of the world has been through.