While playing the day away at The Dancing Rabbit Golf Course, members have a great opportunity to visit the City of Jackson and enjoy an urban experience of the South. This city has a very eventful history from its original founding in 1821, to serving as a strategic manufacturing center in the Civil War, and a notable site of milestones for the Civil Rights Movement. Jackson is named after the United States’ seventh President Andrew Jackson, and is aptly nicknamed ‘the City of Soul,’ as a tribute to its vibrant cultural celebrations dedicated to arts and music. For every golfer that who comes to spend their time at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Course, Jackson offers many opportunities for entertainment.
City life in Jackson
With its year-round warm weather, major transportation hubs, and overall southern charm, Jackson has things to do for every inclination. Take part in a robust nightlife, traditional southern restaurants, or a tranquil visit to one of its many lakes and rivers. Community events are hosted through all seasons, from marathons to music festivals, Jackson’s frequently occurring celebrations are certainly a local phenomenon. These seemingly ceaseless events include:
- Mississippi Blues Marathon
- International Gumbo Festival
- Dixie National Livestock and Rodeo
- Mississippi Gospel Music Awards
- Mississippi State Fair
The options are endless and there is fun available for all ages. When visiting our Golf Club, make sure you check a local events calendar to plan out a beautiful, sunny weekend.
Parks and Recreation in Jackson
The City of Jackson prides itself on their museums in the area that cater to many different age groups and cultural instances. Locally, there are also several different parks that are a town favorite. After a golf outing at Dancing Rabbit, consider these museums to enrich your knowledge of local history:
- Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
- Medgar Evars Home Museum
- Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum
- Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
In addition to these, Jackson also has a Museum of Natural Sciences, a children’s museum, and the state’s largest museum of Art.
Spend a day in the Mississippi sun with the numerous outdoor activities that Jackson has to offer. Nearby to the city is the world-famous Mississippi Petrified National Forest. Follow it up with a visit to the Jackson Zoo to see both native and foreign animals and learn about the natural wildlife. The Pearl River offers kayaking, boating, fishing, and relaxing days on the shoreline, and along with it you should find yourself camping or hiking at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park.
Getting to Dancing Rabbit Golf Course
Dancing Rabbit Golf Course is an easy 90-minute drive through scenic Mississippi. From Jackson, follow I-55 North towards Grenada/Memphis and follow for 51 miles. From there, turn onto MS-25 North and continue for 43 miles. Take Highway 16 East towards Carthage and follow for 30 miles until your destination on the right side.