In North Jackson’s shopping district, you can find tried-and-true retail staples on the city's furthest northern reaches - and Civil Rights history at Tougaloo College.
After you've shopped until you can drop, experience James Beard Award-nominated Sambas' African Kitchen for authentic Gambian cuisine. Or grab a bite at the home of the original charbroiled oyster, Drago's Seafood Restaurant. Take the edge off with a selection of over 60 varieties of well and craft beers at The Bulldog, which also offers a family and dog-friendly patio. Head to Tex-Mex centric Margarita's Mexican Restaurant for authentic tastes from south of the border.
Also located on County Line Road, Mississippi's original Bop's Frozen Custard was founded over 20 years ago by Jimmy "Mr. Jimmy" Eckford. Now owned and operated by locals Bruce and Rebecca Lacey, Bop's continues to serve up the highest quality old-fashioned dairy treats, including sundaes, concretes, milkshakes, and more. We recommend trying the bestselling Snappy Turtle, a concoction made up of creamy vanilla custard, roasted pecans, hot fudge, and caramel sauce.
For over 100 years, the Country Club of Jackson has been a family-focused, private, member-owned country club situated in Northeast Jackson. Situated on 400 acres of rolling terrain, the club became home to the annual PGA Tour-sanctioned Sanderson Farms Championship, which helps to raise thousands of dollars for Children's of Mississippi medical hospital.
Across I-55, be sure to stop by the Historically Black Tougaloo College, which sits on the Mississippi Freedom Trail and served as a haven for many Civil Rights leaders and meetings during the monumental movement. Tour the college's Mississippi Civil Rights Collection, which contains personal papers, oral histories, photographs, and other memorabilia of Civil Rights leaders like Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Ed King.