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Jackson is near the intersection of Interstate 55, which runs north and south, and Interstate 20, which runs east and west. Several major air carriers about 40 daily flights to Jackson International Airport (tel. 601/939-5631; www.jmaa.com) from such cities as Detroit, Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Houston. All major car-rental agencies are located at the airport. Amtrak, 300 W. Capitol St. (tel. 800/872-7245 or 601/355-6350; www.amtrak.com), offers daily passenger rail service to New Orleans and Chicago.

For more info, contact the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, 921 N. President St. (tel. 800/354-7695 or 601/960-1891; www.visitjackson.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.