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Thirty-three acres of woodlands near Olde Towne Clinton. We have 2.5 miles of all weather walking trails, an array of native trees and flowers appropriately labeled. We also have a museum/education building.
The Crosby Arboretum is the premier native plant conservatory in the southeast. A variety of plant communities are featured at the Arboretum that represent the native flora of the Pearl River drainage basin in Mississippi and Louisiana which include aquatic, savanna, and woodland exhibits. These habitats provide many opportunities for all ages to learn about nature through educational programs, tours, and events.
outdoor education center, lodging & dining facilities, 6,600-acre Bay Springs Lake, wildlife viewing
The Gloster Arboretum was founded in 1956 by the late Sara & Frank Gladney, of Baton Rouge, LA. In 1965 the Gladneys established the John James Audubon Foundation to manage the 400 acre tract to preserve the unique indigenous plant associations with special care being given to the beech, magnolias, stewartia, mountain laurel, rhododendrons, viburnums and other native species, and to protect & enhance the special population of non-indigenous plantings introduced by the Gladneys and others. Visitation hours are daylight to dark seven days a week. Self-guided tour map available at site. Free admission.
Features animal displays, lake history, wildlife scenes, informational videos and a telescope overlook point.
Guided kayak tours and scenic bayou tours on local waterways, dolphin encounters and dolphin interactions, stingray touch pools and reptiles.
Displays on insects and other entomological subjects.
This 73,000 sq. ft. facility is nestled against a 300-acre natural area showcasing the state's rich natural heritage. This museum is tucked away within the historic LeFleur's Bluff State Park. Features life-like displays of the state's diverse habitats, a 100,000 gallon aquarium system housing over 200 living species, & a 1700 sq. ft. greenhouse called "The Swamp." Our nature trails include the Pink Garden Path & the Green, Blue, Red & Purple Trails.
This one of a kind petrified forest includes nature trail among the petrified logs, picnic area, museum and gift shop.
Natural setting of azaleas, daylilies and camellias. Hundreds of perennials, annuals and naturalized bulbs bloom seasonally and year-round.
Mynelle Gardens is available for special group and convention tours, private meetings, social gatherings, club meetings, classes, weddings, and receptions.
THE OFFICIAL TOURISM RESOURCE FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI