JACKSON Jacksonians and visitors have a new way to purchase tickets to attractions around town.
The Attractions Passport Program will allow anyone to purchase tickets on-line using a PayPal account to upcoming general or special attractions at participating locations.
The participating attractions are currently the Jackson Zoo, the Margaret Walker Center, the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Center, the Museum of Natural Science, the Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Sports Hall of Fame, the Old Capitol Museum and the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum.
Marika Cackett of the Convention & Visitors Bureau hopes that tourists will realize that spending one day in Jackson is not enough.
“What we sincerely hope is that a tourist will go on (the website) looking for a ticket to the Jackson Zoo and discover the COFO center, or they’ll go online for a ticket to the Museum of Natural Science and find the Margaret Walker Center,” Cackett said.
“The (convenience) factor cannot be beat.”
To encourage people to use the new Attractions Passport Program, the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau is holding a special Facebook promotion, providing visitors with a code to buy tickets to upcoming events for $1. The tickets can be redeemed at any time.