Things To Do in Mississippi

The O'Jays and Stephanie Mills – Up to 48% Off Concert

Landers Center

$66.87 $35

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Mother's Day concert featuring Philly soul group the O'Jays and R&B songstress Stephanie Mills

Half Off Lessons at The Martial Arts House

Hattiesburg

$100 $50

Former military policeman James Rothery shares his own self-defense skills and those he learned through wu zu quan kung fu

81% for Kickboxing Classes

Olive Branch

$209 $39

Muay thai kickboxing classes instill essential combat techniques while boosting endurance, power, flexibility, and muscle definition

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 57% Off at Funtime Skateland

Clinton

$14 $7

Coast on rental roller skates in time to top-40 hits during two-hour open-skate sessions

Up to 51% Off Classic Muscle Car Driving Experiences

Trustmark Park

$199 $99

Driver & friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the cost & hassle of owning one

Up to 56% Off at Madison Station CrossFit

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$125 $59

Constantly changing, scalable CrossFit workouts challenge students of all ages and fitness levels to achieve their goals

Up to 69% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Ridgeland

$160 $69

Expert trainers lead clients of all fitness levels through custom one-on-one training sessions

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Jackson's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 55% Off Golf Outing for Two or Four

Sardis

$93 $45

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After warming up with a bucket of range balls, golfers zoom over undulating bermuda-grass fairways in motorized carts

Up to 57% Off from Orange Beach Flyboard

Bear Point Marina

$206 $99

Flyboards propel flyers through the air and water with powerful water jets attached to a 55 ft. hose

Up to 41% Off Golf at Country Club of Canton

Country Club of Canton

$70 $41

Sculpted into ancient pine forests in 1923, course winds around a lake to incorporate water into many holes

Up to 83% Off at Pilates V Studio

Northeast Jackson

$150 $30

Studio specializing in Reformer-based classes offers a variety of Pilates classes to improve flexibility, balance, core power, and posture

51% Off CrossFit Classes at DeSoto CrossFit

Southaven

$100 $49

CrossFit trainers build functional strength while whittling down waistlines

Up to 54% English Horse-Riding Lessons

Olive Branch

$50 $25

Knowledgeable and friendly trainers let students learn from horses in fun atmosphere with one-on-one riding lessons held in modern facility

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Trustmark Park

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

50% Off

Madison Midtown

$400 $200

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off

Trace Ridge

$400 $200

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Four-Hour Fishing Trip Charter

Multiple Locations

$500 $249

Private charters explore inshore waterways, which are filled with flounder, red fish, torut, and sheepshead.

Half Off Mosaic-Making Projects at The Mosaic Shop

Jackson

$14 $7

150+ wooden forms frame colorful shards of glass glued by visitors inside this well-equipped mosaic studio

Up to 68% Off CrossFit Classes at Olive Branch CrossFit

Olive Branch

$157 $59

Certified coaches design high-intensity CrossFit classes mixing cardio and strength-building routines for fun, safe, and effective workouts

Up to 76% Off Group Classes at Pilates For Life

Flowood

$80 $29

Certified instructors use advanced equipment in Pilates workouts designed to increase core strength

Up to 71% Off Couples’ Dance Lessons in Ridgeland

Ridgeland

$120 $39

Certified dance instructors help students to find the groove of swing, samba, and tango; whole wedding party can join in private lesson

Up to 75% Off Taekwondo Classes

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

In addition to teaching students practical self-defense techniques, the classes help guests improve their confidence and physical fitness

Select Local Merchants

The state-of-the-art equipment, convenient amenities, and variety of exercise classes at Courthouse Racquet & Fitness's six locations earned the club several of Jackson Free Press's Urban Living awards in 2011 and 2012, including Best Fitness Center/Gym and Best Yoga Instructor. Visit the flagship Lakeland location to swim in a pool of professional athletic proportions. Explore the 13,000-square-foot Madison 51 facility's yoga, spin, and boot-camp classes or the Northeast center's indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

The newest location in Brandon boasts more than 100 treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers, and other pieces of cardio equipment. Women can take advantage of the Downtown site's ladies-only cardio area. Three locations offer childcare, and the Byram facility has launched an afterschool program, where kids can do arts and crafts and engage in healthy physical activities in an environment devoid of teddy-bear drill instructors.

46 Northtown Dr
Jackson,
MS
US

Wedgewood Golfers' Club and North Creek Golf Course integrate the scenic landscapes of northern Mississippi into their par 72 layouts, taking golfers across rolling hills and rippling waterways.

The North Creek course's bermuda-grass fairways weave along the edges of Horn Lake Creek with a relatively open layout and mounded terrain that channels the links-style charm of golf's Scotch-Irish forebears. Slightly easier than its counterpart, North Creek caters to clubbers of all stripes with four tee options and optional bumper greens.

North Creek Golf Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,433 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 71.2 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 125 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options

Cleaved through a combination of dense tree lines and intervening ponds, The Wedgewood course's bermuda-grass fairways sprawl across 6,863 yards of arduous terrain. With trees hugging most holes, and water hazards kissed against the underside of two doglegged fairways, the course frequently forces players into tough course-management decisions, such as when to smash a driver, when to play lay-up with a three-wood, and how to coerce fellow golfers into giving you unlimited mulligans. Though challenging from the back tees, the course's inventive layout is forgiving enough for players of all abilities.

Wedgewood Golfers' Club at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,863 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 72.8 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 127 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Link to scorecard

8770 N Creek Blvd
Southaven,
MS
US

At Gattitown, a vast buffet quells the hungers caused by romping through up to 10,000 square feet of violence-free arcade games, bumper cars, and mini bowling. Before meals, kids scurry between more than 150 exciting games, including virtual-reality racing and tax-filing simulations. In the bumper-car arena, wee ones determine driving dominance by crashing and cruising around a spacious floor. Players then hone their underhand tosses with mini bowling and skee-ball, shooting for tickets to spend on doodads, gadgets, and teddy-bear ransoms inside the Gatti goods store.

4600 Hardy St
Hattiesburg,
MS
US

Designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry, the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art exalts the work of George E. Ohr, a ceramic artist and moustache enthusiast known as the "Mad Potter of Biloxi." After it was destroyed in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina, the campus reopened in 2010 amidst a grove of ancient live-oak trees, featuring a series of six aesthetically impressive pavilions that include a welcome center, a gallery of African-American art, and an interpretive center inside a reconstruction of the house of emancipated craftsman Pleasant Reed. Current exhibitions include collections from some of the art world's biggest names, including Andy Warhol and ceramic sculptor Jun Kaneko, as well as selections from Ohr's Gulf Coast collection, which inspired the American Modernist movement and several MLB baseball teams to wear ceramic pots instead of baseball hats.

386 Beach Blvd
Biloxi,
MS
US

Long the home of the Mississippi Choctaw Indians, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club derives its name from the waterway that snakes across its grounds, which the Choctaw referred to as "the creek where rabbits dance." The club's name is not the only thing that hearkens back to a bygone era: towering, mature pines and hardwoods cast their shadows across the 700-acre plot, which hosts two handsome, challenging 18-hole layouts designed by course architect Tom Fazio and former PGA star Jerry Pate. Opened in 1997, the Azaleas course connects Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens in a 7,128-yard layout that takes full advantage of the surrounding water. The zoysia fairways and Bermuda greens of the Oaks course, meanwhile, offer a slightly different feel, though the two courses are similar in length, difficulty, and topography.

Regardless of which course they play, golfers will have to keep their wits about them until the very last shot, as both feature 18th greens guarded by water hazards. Before hitting the course, guests can warm up at a practice facility that includes a driving range with seven target greens and three contoured putting greens, as well as a bunker where they can practice sand shots or dig for ancient divot tools.

Azaleas Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 7,128 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 74.4 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 135 from the tips
  • Five tee options

Oaks Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 7,076 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 74.6 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 139 from the tips
  • Five tee options

13541 Highway 16 W
Philadelphia,
MS
US

Mid-South Ice House sparks heated competition amid icy environs by hosting hockey, curling, and broomball teams. The center also caters to figure skaters with regular freestyle sessions. In addition to athletic endeavors, it supports family-friendly revelry with regular open skates, lessons for ages 2 to adult, and a private party room. Cosmic Skate sessions every Saturday night capture the dazzle of the northern lights, sending a multihued glow over glinting ice.

10705 Ridgeway Industrial Rd
Olive Branch,
MS
US