Part model train and agriculture museum part old world experience, this is a fun museum for little ones. New to Mississippi, we weren't sure what to expect when we visited for the first time, but we were pleasantly surprised.
When you arrive, you walk across a bridge and into a wide open area filled with old buildings. Tickets can be bought at the main building in the middle. This is also where the trains are located.
There are three large displays the stretch the length of the room. They are incredible in their detail and our kids were fascinated. It was built with kids in mind. There are little stools for them to stand on to see better and buttons in various places they can push to activate things.
Outside, we wandered through the different buildings. Our favorites were the ones where animals were involved. There were horses outside and a barn with smaller animals. We followed the kids' lead as they wandered exploring. They liked going in and out of the buildings and were curious about everything as usual.
At the end, we went for rides on the carousel and "train." The carousel is tiny and perfectly child sized. The train is also small, but not really a train. My son was quick to point out that it did not run on tracks. All in all we had a fun morning.
*The carousel and train ride cost a little extra.
*The museum has various special events (the fall pumpkin event is particularly popular). Check the website for details.
*If you have an interest in agriculture this is a great museum with interesting historical information about farms and tractors.
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