Hattiesburg is the third largest city in Mississippi. The Hattiesburg Zoo is a popular tourist attraction in the city. If you are visiting Hattiesburg with the whole family then you must stop by this 12-acre Zoo located at the Kamper Park. Since it is a relatively small zoo, it is a great place to spend the afternoon. The zoo exhibits displays animals from different parts of the world including the local creatures. The zoo is very clean and professionally maintained. The Zoo Education Center provides learning opportunities for both children and adults. From there you can also go to nearby Kamper Park featuring walking trails, tennis courts, playgrounds and picnic areas. Another popular place to go in Hattiesburg is Paul B. Johnson State Park, located on the shores of Geiger Lake. The park features vacation cabins, tent-camping area, RV camping pads with water, sewer and electrical hookups. It also offers 50 picnic sites with pavilions, tables and grills. The park provides a scenic setting for a variety of outdoor activities. You can also swim on the lake or catch fish from the shore. If you have children you can take them to Pep’s Point Water Park is located just off HWY 49 N. It is a family-owned water park and favorite summer hang-out place for the locals and the tourists alike. The park features water slides, paddle boats, canoes, basketball and volleyball ground and miniature golf. It is a small water park but very affordable. If you are looking for little bigger water park then you can go to Grand Paradise Water Park, located in Collins not too far from Hattiesburg.
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There are plenty of other things to do in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. If you are a nature lover and appreciate the blooming flowers then you must go to the All-American Rose Garden. It offers more than 750 hybrid-T and grandiflora patented bushes of roses. Established in 1973, it is located on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The garden has a large collection of rare roses from around the world. It is a nice family-friendly place where you will have a great time with the whole family. If you love golf then you need to go to the Hattiesburg Country Club. It has one of the best Championship Golf Courses in the State. Established in 1919, this 18-hole golf course is well-designed and well-maintained. The course offers par of 71 and 6,902 yards of golf from the longest tees. Designed by Frank Maxwell, Jr. and Nathan Crace, the course offers a great day of play. The country club also has a Resort Style pool complex. The complex features Olympic size pool, a water tower with two slides and an area for little children. It also includes a “California Style” Pool Grill offering a great range of traditional foods and drinks. The club hosts various social events and recreational activities including barbecues, live music, and games in summer. You can also rent spaces at the club for hosting wedding ceremony, birthday party, reception and corporate events. Only drawback is that it is a private, member’s only club. If you prefer public golf course then you can go to Timberton Golf Club. You can spend the whole day on this beautiful 27-hole golf course. It is the only 4.5 star rated golf course in South Mississippi.