Ridgeland, Mississippi, is located just north of the state’s capital city, Jackson, and situated on the Natchez Trace Parkway, offering groups a variety of tastes, activities, and landscapes for touring. Take advantage of hotel group rates and first-class facilities in this vibrant boutique locale.

Ridgeland is known as a shopping, dining, and outdoor destination. The Bill Waller Craft Center is a favorite for groups, where visitors can see live demonstrations by members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi in mediums such as clay, glassblowing, basket weaving, and blacksmith work. (This is an extra special time to visit because the Craftsmen’s Guild is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023!)

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Groups can explore Renaissance at Colony Park, an open-air shopping center with architectural influences derived from Europe and the Mediterranean, or visit the Township at Colony Park, a mixed-use retail and residential area perfect for a leisurely afternoon stroll. Additionally, Ridgeland’s 17 hotels and plentiful group-friendly restaurants and patio dining experiences make it easy for groups to relax together. 

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Ridgeland is an excellent addition to a group tour of some of the South’s hot spots. It is located three hours south of Memphis, Tennessee, and three hours north of New Orleans, Louisiana, just off Interstate 55, making for a perfect stop between these urban centers. Ridgeland is also conveniently located 15 minutes north of the capital city, where groups can visit state museums such as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Museum of Mississippi History, and the Mississippi Museum of Art.

The new Ridgeland Visitors Center will open in January 2024, and in the meantime, the Ridgeland Tourism Commission sales team is ready to help group tours have an excellent trip. Contact the team to inquire about names badges, welcome bags with a visitors guide and map, assistance with itinerary planning, and the Ridgeland Group Rebate Program.

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