Tired of being “cooped up” for the past few months? Us, too! Take in our “Creative Spaces” itinerary for a handful of spots where you can free your soul – safely – in JXNMS.

Mama Natures Juice Bar

Mama Natures Juice Bar is a plant-based juice bar – in Fondren next to Fondren Fitness – centered around fresh fruit, roots, nuts and vegetables, locally sourced foods when possible.

The menu offers juices, smoothies, salads, wraps, acai bowls and overnight oats.

The best seller (so far)? The “tropical greens” smoothie containing spinach, banana, pineapple, mango, vegan protein and almond milk.

Mama Nature’s Juice Bar

Pearl River Glass Studio

In 1975, after returning home from college at LSU, Andrew Cary Young rented a one-car garage behind an antique store in downtown Jackson. He ordered a crate of glass and a few boxes of lead and began as Andrew Young Design Services.

Today, Pearl River Glass Studio in JXN’s Midtown Neighborhood is a wonderland of artistry, with Young and his team willing to give a tour most any time.

Their work can be found all over the world.

Andy Young showcases work at Pearl River Glass Studio. Image: Frank Farmer/Find It in Fondren

Mississippi Music Experience at The Iron Horse Grill

The Mississippi Music Experience – located upstairs at The Iron Horse grill in Downtown Jackson – is designed to tell the story of Mississippi, the birthplace of America’s Music.

Walk a timeline starting in the 1800s and progress to the current music scene with unique, life-size models of famous Mississippi musicians created by international award-winning artist Anne Robin Luckett.

The abbreviated museum is a hidden treasure here in the city.

Mississippi Music Experience at The Iron Horse Grill

Elvie’s Restaurant

Want the feel of a an all-day New Orleans Cafe? Elvie’s is in your backyard – at Belhaven Town Center in the Belhaven Neighborhood to be more precise.

Chef Hunter Evans and business partner/general manager Cody McCain have created a special spot with a curated brunch menu and dinners that are seasonal and farm-focused, more recently expressed through a six-course prix fixe tasting menu for nightly enjoyment.

Don’t forget the bar with Old Fashioneds on-tap.


Stay informed of public health guidance on the state level and in Jackson to minimize risk to yourself and others. Facial coverings and six feet of distance are required. #SafelyExploreJXN #VisitMSResponsibly