Sleep Inn & Suites
6603 Highway 49 North
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 268-1722
Fax: (601) 268-8912
An integral part of honoring the traditional healing and medicinal practices of Native American culture, the Medicine Wheel Garden at the University of Southern Mississippi is a public space devoted to the growing and understanding of native plants. Indigenous plants with medicinal and useful purposes have been planted, visitors are welcome to visit and learn more about how and why they are important to the cultural history of the Native American people.
A lovely stretch of green in the city center, the Kamper Park features a number of recreational activities for the entire family. The park features picnic pavilions, playgrounds, sports fields and a small zoo. The Hattiesburg Zoo is a great place to take the kids after a family picnic, they'll enjoy seeing the animals up close.
The Hattiesburg Zoo or the Kamper Park Zoo is nestled within the Kamper Park. This zoo is home to animals like zebras, tigers, jaguars and so forth. This zoo also hosts field trips and similar activities on a regular basis. For more details, check website.
Housed in the historic USO Club at Hattiesburg, the African American Military History Museum pays homage to the brave African American soldiers who risked it all to serve and honor their country. The museum has found its home within a building that was originally built to serve as a USO Club in 1942. The club is a rare historical specimen in that it was intended to exclusively cater to African American soldiers at the time of its establishment. The museum boasts an impressive collection of photographs, artifacts and intriguing displays that chronicle the history of African American soldiers, and their contributions to the United States Military and its various operations. Apart from serving as a museum, the structure stands today as a heartfelt tribute to the valiant soldiers to whom we owe so much.
The Southern Prohibition Brewing Company is a local craft brewery that produces a selection of brews and ales like the Devil's Harvest, Suzy B and Hipster Breakfast. They also produce a selection of seasonal and limited edition releases. Tours of the brewery are at 4p to 6p every Friday and costs USD8.
Mentioned in the National Register of Historic Places, the U.S. District Courthouse was originally built in 1910 as a post office. It has served as a courthouse since 1939. The building is a landmark structure in the city.
The Sacred Heart Church is a historic catholic church, located in Hattiesburg. Established in 1900, the church has a long history of serving the local community. The church is housed in a beautiful structure with intricate stained glass windows, a truly local landmark.
Beat the heat with a fun day out with family or friends at the Pep's Point Water Park. This local attraction features plenty of outdoor fun and activities for visitors to enjoy like water slides, canoeing, miniature golf, hiking, sports, splash parks amongst others.
Surrounded on all sides by lush forests and verdant landscapes, the Paul B. Johnson State Park is a welcoming natural retreat that is conveniently located just a short drive away from the city. The park boasts excellent recreational facilities including a visitors center, beach, boat launch, splash pad, playground, nature trails, disc golf and picnic areas. The lake is a haven for fishers, with ample opportunity to catch crappie, bass, and bream. Developed camp sites and cabins are available as well, for those who would like to spend a few days in the midst of the whispering pines and oaks.