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While you are visiting Hattiesburg, we encourage you to take advantage of some attractions around town. You may also want to visit downtown Hattiesburg and enjoy some of the Hub city’s delicious eateries.

Attractions and Activities

African American Military History Museum

The African American Military History Museum bears witness to the service and sacrifice of the African American soldier from the Revolutionary War to the modern-day conflicts of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Alley Cats Axe Throwing Co.

A family-friendly urban axe throwing experience. Sharpen your axe-throwing skills or kick back and relax as a spectator. Cokes & craft beers on tap. Proudly located next to Fountain Park in the heart of historic downtown Hattiesburg, MS.

College Town Escape Rooms

College Town Escape Rooms creates unique, scenario-based, live-action puzzle games in Hattiesburg, MS!

Freedom Summer Trail

The 16 stops on the 1964 Freedom Summer Trail and audio tour were chosen to commemorate and honor those who participated in the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg in the 1960s.

Hattiesburg Pocket Museum

Can you find Mississippi’s tiniest museum?  Hidden in downtown, the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum is located in a “secret” alley where you can discover a tiny world and BIG interactive art installations!

Hattiesburg Public Art Trail

Be inspired by Hattiesburg’s public art scene, where creativity abounds. Whether you walk it, bike it, or drive it, share in the beauty of the public art trail and add some vibrancy to your stay.

Hattiesburg Zoo

Home to more than 100 animals including Wallabys, Golden Eagles, Porcupines, Zebras and a family of Sloths, the Hattiesburg Zoo offers a day-long adventure of fun.

Laser Mania

Enjoy laser tag, including a 20 piece arcade featuring pool, air hockey, foosball, pinball, driving and of course shooting games.

Longleaf Trace

The Longleaf Trace is South Mississippi's premier running, biking, hiking, and equestrian trail. The trail is 10 feet wide, 41 miles long, paved with asphalt, making the Trace simple and enjoyable to navigate.

UpDown Trampoline Park

Updown Trampoline Park is the Pine Belt’s entertainment destination with 45,000+ sq. feet of trampoline space, a ninja warrior course and a giant foam pit.


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Local Dining

There are more than 80 locally owned restaurants in the City of Hattiesburg. Here are a few of our staff favorites.

Blu Jazz Café

Live music by jazz and acoustic artists, along with weekday specials and a special Saturday brunch makes Blu Jazz Café a hit among their guests.


Chesterfield's is a modern American dining experience offering dishes from their award-winning crabby cheese bread to steaks and poboys.

Crescent City Grill

Cajun dishes are served year-round, with special offerings throughout the year, like their crab or crawfish menus.

Ed’s Burger Joint

The family-friendly restaurant is an indoor-outdoor style place, with yard games, a big porch swing, and balcony dining. Ed's also offers fresh-spun milkshakes with local ingredients like the Shipley's donut shake or King Cake milkshake.

Fairley’s Wings

Located in Downtown Hattiesburg, Fairley's Wings serves the best wings in town! Stop by for a wide variety of wings in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Glory Bound Gyro Company

Looking for a fresh twist on Greek cuisine? Check out Glory Bound Gyro Company, a unique restaurant that focuses on great food and service in a funky, fun-filled atmosphere.

Keg & Barrel

Housed in a late 1800 century home, Keg and Barrel has original wood work and charm that makes it feel like home. Menu favorites include Fish and Chips, Shrimp and Grits, burgers made with Mississippi grass-feed beef, and chicken and waffles.

Murky Waters BBQ

The building was built in 1943 as the office of the first woman physician of Hattiesburg, Dr. Mary Clark. Enjoy good BBQ and watch as Mississippi pecan smoke bellows from the chimney stack.

Patio 44

We serve classic and new creole-style dishes utilizing only the finest ingredients available from the Delta and Gulf Coast regions.  Visit often and enjoy our flavorful creations like seafood gumbo, shrimp and grits, and Mississippi farm-raised catfish.

Tabella Scratch Italian

Tabella serves scratch-Italian food in a casual atmosphere and offers staple dishes all year and special non-menu items on occasion.



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