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Hot Air Ballooning in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi USA

Weather conditions:
Calm, clear
Ideal Time:
Sunrise, sunset
Duration:
About an hour
"Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul" is the current motto for the notorious capital of the U.S. state of Mississippi, which sits atop the Jackson Volcano. Located at the southern border of the Mississippi Delta, Jackson is the capital as well as the largest city in the Mississippi state. The total area of 277 km²/106.95 mi² was inhabited by the Choctaw Nation for thousands of years before European encounter.

Famous for its music, including Gospel, Blues and R&B, with many notable musicians stemmed or gotten inspired by the city of Jackson, it is the perfect place for a mixture of culture and recreation. With its downtown attractions, historic market and annual events, the city of Jackson can be a place of interest for any type of visitor.

The ideal way to enjoy the true beauty of Jackson would be from a bird’s eyes view. The majesty of Mississippi will be more apparent than ever, being seen from above the treetops. The only way to do that is by rising up into the sky with a Hot Air Balloon.

Whether you choose the sunrise or sunset, the colors of the sky and the feelings of tranquility and freedom will overwhelm you. Before you embark, you will be given a detailed flight briefing and you can help the pilot and the ground crew prepare the hot air balloon for flight. After boarding the wicker basket of the balloon will get underway. The ascent is so soft that you may not immediately be aware that you have left the ground. You will fly like a feather, light and gentle, for almost an hour in the friendly skies, gazing down upon the world. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?

A perfect experience needs a perfect ending… So, don’t forget to celebrate the completion of your flight with a champagne toast. “To the next flight” maybe?

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Ridgeland, Mississippi
28 km/ 17.4 mi, 17 mins
1. Head west on W Jackson St to SE Madison Dr. 2. Proceed to Old Agency Rd. 3. Exit toward I-55 S. 4. Keep left, follow signs for U.S. 51-/ Mc Comb / New Orleans. 5. Take exit 90A for Savanna St. 6. Turn right at Savanna St. 7. Turn left into the Hwy Dr. Your destination will be on your right.
BY CAR FROM Madison, Mississippi
33.15km/ 20.6 mi, 25 mins
1. Head southwest on Depot Dr to Main St. 2. Turn right onto Main St. 3. Turn left to stay on Main St. 4. Turn left. 5. Turn right to enter I-55 S toward Jackson. 6. Keep left, follow signs for U.S. 51-/ Mc Comb / New Orleans. 7. Take exit 90A for Savanna St. 8. Turn right at Savanna St. 9. Turn left into the Hwy Dr. Your destination will be on your right.
BY CAR FROM Natchez, Mississippi
159 km/ 98.7 mi, 1 hour 47 mins
1. Head northeast on N Pearl St in Cotton Alley. 2. Take the 2nd turn right on Franklin St. 3. Continue to US-61 BUS N. 4. Proceed to U.S. 61-N / Devereaux Dr. Continue to follow the US-61 N. 5. Turn right at MS-33 S. 6. Turn left into the MS-E on the 28th. 7. Turn left to merge on I-55 N to Jackson. 8. Take exit 90A to Savanna St / Daniel Lake Blvd. 9. Merge onto I-55 Frontage Rd. 10. Turn left at Savanna St. 11. Turn left at Hwy Dr. Your destination will be on your right.
BY AIR
Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport,
19.31km/ 12mi
BY AIR
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport,
283km/ 176mi.
BY TRAIN

The Station is located in 300 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201 and from there you can drive or use one of the many Taxi Services and:
1. Head east on W Capitol St to S Mill St.
2. Take the 1st right turn at S Mill St.
3.  Take the 1st right turn at W Pearl St.
4.  Slight left to stay on W Pearl St.
5.  At the roundabout, take the second exit for Terry Rd.
6.  Turn left at Savanna St, you will reach your destination.

7.89 km/ 4.9 ft, 13 mins

 

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