So Easy to Get to, You’ll Want to Stay!

By car or by air, Flowood is an easy trip from just about anywhere!


A city in Rankin County, MS, Flowood is 8.5 miles from Jackson, MS, on Hwy. 25 (Lakeland Drive).

Driving Times

Mississippi Gulf Coast
About 3 Hours

Memphis, TN
About 3 Hours

Birmingham, AL
About 3.5 Hours

New Orleans, LA
Just Over 3 Hours


Average temperatures typically vary from 38°F in the winter to 92°F in the summer, and are rarely below 24°F or above 97°F.

Enjoy plenty of sunshine! Flowood averages 211 sunny days each year and gets about 56 inches of rainfall spread evenly between all four seasons.

All In A Day's Drive

As the welcoming front door of Mississippi, Flowood is perfectly located to explore by day and feel right at home in the heart of Mississippi by night…

Make memories at McClain Safari, a drive-thru petting zoo where you can observe exotic animals roaming throughout the scenic resort property. Located in Brandon about 20 minutes from Flowood, McClain Safari provides a unique and fun activity for the whole family.

Enjoy live music at the Brandon Amphitheater, just 20 minutes from Flowood. This outdoor concert venue has featured major artists such as Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Alabama, Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons, Train, and more.

Get your peanuts and Cracker Jacks to watch the Mississippi Braves play at Trustmark Park in Pearl, just 20 minutes from Flowood. This Minor League Baseball team produces top athletes and has been an affiliate with the famed Atlanta Braves since 2005.

Drive along the Natchez Trace Parkway, a scenic 444-mile road that winds through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Experience the beauty of the region and learn about the Trace’s 10,000-year history through its historic sites and markers along the way. The parkway is open year-round, and there are plenty of places to stop and take in the views.

Visit the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson, about a 20-minute drive from Flowood. This indoor/outdoor museum has a variety of exhibits on the natural landscape and wildlife of Mississippi. Highlights include an aquarium, greenhouse, open-air amphitheater, nature trails, and a Preschool Discovery Room.

Discover artistic creation and inspiration at the Mississippi Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the state. Located in Jackson, about 20 minutes from Flowood, this museum offers free admission for its permanent collection and features a museum gift store in the lobby, where you can find unique gifts and exhibit-related items.

Vicksburg, Mississippi (1-hour drive from Flowood): Embark on a journey through history in Vicksburg, Mississippi, home to the Vicksburg National Military Park, which commemorates the Civil War’s Siege of Vicksburg. You can also visit the McRaven Tour Home, a pre-Civil War mansion with a fascinating history.

Natchez, Mississippi (2-hour drive from Flowood): Discover the timeless charm of historic Natchez, Mississippi, where antebellum mansions line the mighty Mississippi River, inviting you to step into a bygone era. Learn about the city’s rich history, explore historic plantations, and stroll through streets adorned with captivating architecture.

GRAMMY Museum of Mississippi (2.5-hour drive from Flowood): With Mississippi being known as the “Birthplace of America’s Music,” a trip to the GRAMMY Museum of Mississippi is a must on any visitor’s bucket list. Celebrate the power of music at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, located in Cleveland. Featuring over two dozen exhibits, this interactive and vibrant museum provides visitors with an engaging, educational, and inspirational experience about the world of music.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2.5-hour drive from Flowood): The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge offers a variety of attractions, including the USS KIDD Veterans Museum, a World War II battleship-turned-museum, and the BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, home to a variety of animals from around the world.

Mississippi Gulf Coast (3-hour drive from Flowood): Get a glimpse of the southern coastal life when you visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You’ll find scenic views of the ocean, fresh seafood and coastal cuisine, public beach access, casinos, and the Mississippi Aquarium.

New Orleans, Louisiana (3-hour drive from Flowood): From the iconic Mardi Gras festivities to the historic charm of the French Quarter, New Orleans beckons with a vibrant blend of music, cuisine, and timeless allure.

Memphis, Tennessee (3-hour drive from Flowood): Explore all the attractions of Memphis like the historic Beale Street, National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, Memphis Zoo, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Memphis Riverfront, and more!

Birmingham, Alabama (3.5-hour drive from Flowood): With its famous Railroad Park, Botanical Gardens, Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham Zoo, McWane Science Center, and more, Birmingham offers a glimpse of history, culture, and outdoor activities for all.

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