Enjoy museums, racing, and other things to do in Byram 

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 popular 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.

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Jackson State University

8.33 mi / 13.4 km from the hotel
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.

Old Capitol Museum

9.03 mi / 14.54 km from the hotel
This stunning Greek-revival-style building, the oldest in Jackson, served as the first seat of the Mississippi government until 1903. Tour the educational museum to learn about Mississippi’s 1861 secession and the creation of the state’s constitution.

Museum of Mississippi History

9.23 mi / 14.86 km from the hotel
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.

Mississippi State Capitol

9.25 mi / 14.89 km from the hotel
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.

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium

10.93 mi / 17.59 km from the hotel
Join more than 44,000 fans in cheering on the Jackson State University Tigers at this football facility, which has notably hosted NFL preseason games in the past.

Jackson Convention Complex

8.74 mi / 14.07 km from the hotel
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.