Things to do

Whether you’re spending time with the family or traveling solo, there’s plenty of ways to fill your days in Jackson.

ACTIVITIES

Your Kind of Fun 

We like a slower pace of life in Jackson, but we still enjoy our fun. Whether you're here already or are making plans to come over sometime, here are a few of our more popular activities.

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Go for a Train Ride

Fun for the whole family virtually any time of year, the St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway is a traveling history museum where you can enjoy a scenic ride along with some surprising entertainment. And watch out for those train robbers! 

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Take in a Round of Golf

Enjoy a game outside or practice with indoor trainings and simulations at one of our golf facilities. Great for groups or individuals. 

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See History up Close

Visit the Oliver House restoration and see the home of Marie Elizabeth Oliver, the woman who created the original Missouri State flag.

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History

Get Some Culture

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

This massive, four-story corn and wheat mill dates all the way back to the Civil War era.

The Oliver House Museum

The museum is the former home of Marie Elizabeth Oliver, creator of the Missouri State flag.

The Frizel-Welling House

Built in 1818, this home saw the organization of the First Presbyterian church in 1864 as well as Jackson's first public library.

Old McKendree Chapel

Built in 1819 by pioneering Methodists, the chapel has been entered into the National Register of Historic Places.

The Oliver House Museum

The museum is the former home of Marie Elizabeth Oliver, creator of the Missouri State flag.

Cape Girardeau County History Center

Explore local art and history at this center for Cape Girardeau County history.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

This massive, four-story corn and wheat mill dates all the way back to the Civil War era.

The Frizel-Welling House

Built in 1818, this home saw the organization of the First Presbyterian church in 1864 as well as Jackson's first public library.

Food & Drinks

Let’s Dig In

Mario’s Italian Eatery

With authentic Italian cuisine and large portions, Mario’s is some good eatin’ conveniently located right on Main Street near Uptown Jackson. 

G and G Nutrition

Get a quick pick-me-up with loaded teas and meal replacement drinks. Conveniently located in downtown Jackson. 

Scary Good Baking Co. *

Enjoy delicious home-baked treats. Order ahead for best availability and have dessert ready when you come to Jackson. 

Papa Johns *

Enjoy fast pizza delivery or save the delivery fee and pick up from our location on Jackson Blvd.

Imo’s Pizza *

This midwestern franchise is well-loved for its famous Provel® topping and unique style. Order delivery or pickup. 

El Torero

Authentic Mexican flavors abound at El Torero, featuring an expansive menu and fast, friendly service.

Don Carlos

A great sit-down restaurant featuring authentic Mexican cuisine and friendly service, right on Jackson Boulevard. 

Places To Visit

 Live in the Moment

Jackson is well-known for its spacious parks featuring pavilions, playgrounds, and more along with fun family adventures like apple picking and alpaca petting. Come on out! There's plenty to do for everyone!

Shopping

Find Something to Treasure

Jones Drug Store *

125 Court St

Sweetheart Florist

119 S High St

Old Pioneer Market *

2370 N High St

Arrow Boutique *

502 W Main St

Grace and Glitter Boutique

1335 Old Cape Rd Unit D

Teen Challenge Thrift Store *

1997 E Jackson Blvd

Beehive Liquors *

2441 E Main St Suit B

Dents Make Cents

1227 Old Cape Rd

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