The Best Things to Do In Ridgeland, MS And Beyond

Stay Near The Best of Central Mississippi

Situated in the center of a culturally and historically rich region, Ridgeland, Mississippi offers no shortage of things to do. With a history and a heritage that predates the United States, and a close proximity to the sprawling capital metropolis of Jackson, Ridgeland has something for everyone!

Take a drive down the Natchez Trace Parkway and soak in the region’s storied past while stopping at the many local attractions that dot the landmark road’s 444 miles from southwest Mississippi to Nashville, TN. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the area’s beautifully manicured courses. Take the kids on an educational journey or an adventure of a lifetime at the many family fun activities in Jackson and beyond. The possibilities for an enjoyable and memorable stay in Central Mississippi are endless!

Our hotel is conveniently located near the best things to do in Ridgeland, including the renowned shopping, dining, and nightlife of Jackson. Explore our area guide and ask our staff for recommendations on more things to do during your stay at Cabot Lodge Jackson North, a Red Lion Hotel.

Brandon Amphitheater
The Brandon Amphitheater is the centerpiece of The Quarry, a 250-acre park that will feature running, biking and nature trails, a dog park, a new baseball park facility and other outdoor amenities. The Brandon Amphitheater offers flexible seating capacity with both lower- and upper-level seating, designated box seats, audio and video elements, video walls, concession and beverage kiosks, and the Community Bank Club, a VIP club for Amphitheater sponsors and box seat holders.

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the nation. Opening on December 9, 2017, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its peoples.

Visitors will witness the freedom struggle in eight interactive galleries that show the systematic oppression of black Mississippians and their fight for equality that transformed the state and nation. Seven of the galleries encircle a central space called “This Little Light of Mine.” There, a dramatic sculpture glows brighter and the music of the Movement swells as visitors gather.

Museum of Mississippi History
The Museum of Mississippi History encourages people to explore and appreciate our state's history. We present rich and complex stories that illustrate how our shared past influences our future together.

Located in the heart of downtown Jackson, the museum explores over 15,000 years of state history. Visitors will enjoy innovative exhibits, educational programs, and hundreds of artifacts. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will open on December 9, 2017, in celebration of the state’s bicentennial.