Travel & Lodging

The Mississippi Food Summit will take place at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, located at:

1150 Lakeland Dr • Jackson, MS 39216

The Museum is centrally located in Jackson on the corner of Lakeland Drive and Interstate 55. Take exit 98B off Interstate 55. Go one block east on Lakeland. Turn left on Cool Papa Bell Drive. Museum parking is located in this lot, along with the Crawdad Hole, Museum Café, MS Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, and Smith-Wills Stadium.



Recommended Lodging Options:

MSAN invites you to take advantage of the following discount rate, reserved especially for MS Food Summit attendants.

 Cabot Lodge Millsaps (2.2 miles from Ag. Museum)                                                                         
 2375 North State Street     Jackson, Mississippi 39202                                                                                                             
(601) 948-8650                                                                                                                                   
$94/night.  Book by November 2 to receive group discount.
Call and request to reserve with the “Food Summit” block for discounted reservations

Camping Accommodations:

LeFleur’s Bluff Park (right across the street from the A&F Museum)
2140 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Executive Villas, Developed Camping (including RV hookups), and Primitive Camping sites are all available. Reservations are highly recommended as the sites are limited.  Call (601) 987-3923 for reservations. More information can be found here.

Just 10 miles up the road is the Ross Barnett Reservoir, a 33,000 acre reservoir with 17,000 acres surrounding the lake that boasts a number of campground options, as well as more opportunity for hiking, fishing, boating.

You may also find lodging at the following nearby hotels:




Ramada Inn*
11.4 miles from Ag. Museum
America’s Best Inn & Suites
4.4 miles from Ag. Museum
Best Western Plus
4.4 miles from Ag. Museum
Howard Johnson*
11.4 miles from Ag. Museum
Econolodge Flowood
4.4 miles from Ag. Museum
King Edward Hotel Jackson
4.6 miles from Ag. Museum
Quality Inn and Suites*
11.4 miles from Ag. Museum
Sleep Inn and Suites*
11.4 miles from Ag. Museum
* Denotes hotels in the vicinity of the Jackson-Evers International Airport.

Directions to Ag and Forestry Museum from Jackson-Evers International Airport:

Follow International Drive to Old Brandon Road for 1.6 miles. Take a slight right onto MS-475 N (Airport Rd.) for 3.5 miles. Turn Left onto Lakeland Drive for 4 miles. Your destination will be on the right.


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