Attractions


Crosby Arboretum

The premier native plant conservatory in the southeast and Mississippi’s Best Kept Secret is the Crosby Arboretum. Managed through Mississippi State University, the Crosby Arboretum is dedicated to educating residents and visitors about the environment. A variety of flora and fauna are present throughout the Pearl River drainage basin providing plenty of opportunities for people of all ages to understand the complex ecosystem and the importance of preserving our natural resources. Love Bird Watching, the Crosby Arboretum has the best seats waiting for you. Visit www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu. Crosby Arboretum
370 Ridge Road
PO BOX 1639
Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 799-2311

Brick by Brick Memorial

In front of the Historical City Hall is the Brick by Brick Memorial. Each brick is purchased in honor or in memory of loved ones who have served or currently serving in the military. Brick by Brick Memorial
203 Goodyear Blvd
Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 798-9770

Company A 890th Engineering Battalion Monument

The Company A 890th Engineering Battalion monument honors the Picayune and Lumberton soldiers who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Company A 890th Engineering Battalion Monument
1300 Highway 11 South
Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 798-6271

Intermodal and Tourist Center Museum

In the heart of Picayune, visit the train depot serviced by the Crescent passenger train, offering full Amrack service to the Picayune area from New Orleans to New York Intermodel Transportation & Tourism Center
200 Highway 11 South
Railroad Park
Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 799-0606

Lower Valley Transportation Museum

The Lower Valley Transportation Museum, established in 2009, allows visitors and residents to learn about one of the oldest modes of transportation…the railroad. The museum also depicts the history of transportation from the railroad era to the space shuttle and how it has influenced Picayune and Pearl River County Lower Valley Transportation Museum
200 Highway 11 South
Picayune, MS 39466

Stennis Space Center

John C. Stennis Space Center dates back to 1699 when Indians, settlers, pirates and soldiers shaped the Picayune area of Mississippi. Although, the Space Center dates back to 1961 when the federal government selected Mississippi to be the test facility for launch vehicles to be used in the Apollo Missions. Today, it houses many federal and independent contractor projects in the space industry.

One of the recent accomplishments is the opening of the Infinity Center in April 2012. The Infinity Center is the Stennis Space Center’s museum and public education center. Inside young and old explorers will learn about the space program and experience what astronauts did through interactive simulator programs.


Infinity Space Center

www.visitinfinity.com
Operating hours:
Monday – Saturday 10am – 4 pm


Paul’s Pastry

The “Biggest Little Bakery in South Mississippi” brings Mardi Gras to your home all year long. Unlike conventional customary king cakes found around the world, Paul’s Pastry Shop is the entrepreneur of the “filled” king cake which sets them apart. Paul’s Pastry
1407 Sycamore Road
Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 798-7457

Picayune City Hall

Designed by Wilfred S. Lockyer, an architect and professional musician, the Picayune City Hall was built during 1938-39. Today it is a prominent landmark in the heart of downtown Picayune. Picayune City Hall
203 Goodyear Blvd.
Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 798-9770

Pontoon Bridge Battalion Memorial

The Pontoon Bridge Battalion Memorial, located in front of City Hall, is a veterans monument tribute to all American veterans. Pontoon Bridge Battalion Memorial
Corner of Goodyear Blvd and Rester St.
Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 798-6271

Shay Engine

View the recently restored wood-burning, gear-drive Shay train locomotive from the early 20th century. Shay Park next to Chamber of Commerce
201 Highway 11 North
Picayune, MS 39466

Saint Barnabas Anglican Church

The first Episcopal church built around 1928 is the oldest church building still used in Picayune. It has served as a bookstore and private residence. Saint Barnabas Anglican Church
612 Sixth Avenue
Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 749-4663

Teddy Bear Museum

Come to The Teddy Bear House Museum and bring back the wonder of childhood. Step in to experience the magic that fills each room, on a tour you are not going to forget. Experience the house and meet over 12,000 new friends. This is one destination that the whole family can enjoy adults and children alike. Get ready for all the excitement the museum brings to Picayune, Mississippi. Teddy Bear Museum
1299 S Haugh Avenue
Picayune, MS 39466
(601)778-BEAR (2327)