The 9 Best Things to Do in Petal, United States

October 13, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

Petal is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, along the Leaf River. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,454 in the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Petal

1. Hattiesburg Zoo

107 S 17th Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-6128 +1 601-545-4576
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Hattiesburg Zoo

12-acre Zoo featuring 100 species of animals including tiger, tapir, capybara, zebras, alpacas, primates, birds, sloths, reptiles, flamingos, servals, porcupines, etc. Attactions include train, carousel, 4-story high ropes adventure course, splash pad and Safari Grill Cafe. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10a - 4pm. Admission is $5 for ages 2 years and older.

Reviewed By Barry L - New Orleans, Louisiana

The size of the zoo is perfect if you have small children. Not only does this zoo have all the usual suspects when it comes to animals but there's a visitor train that circle the zoo as well. My kids loved this place! And at...MoreHi, Barry! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a rave review! We very much appreciate it, and are thrilled that you and your family had a wonderful experience!

2. The Mustard Seed Flea Market

871 Highway 11, Petal, MS 39465-2037 +1 601-508-0742
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

The Mustard Seed Flea Market

Reviewed By Joni D - Houma, Louisiana

The Mustard Seed is perhaps one of Petal's most awesome little hidden gems. Local crafters set up booths with a wide variety of gifts, antiques, and home décor. There is always something new to see and the prices are great!

3. Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

1001 Lee AVE W, Building 850, Hattiesburg, MS 39407-0001 +1 601-558-2757
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 65 reviews

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

We are temporarily closed until 2016 due to construction for our expansion project. Please continue to check our Facebook account and website for updates.

Reviewed By Ann H - Hayward, California

An amazing museum exhibiting the changing methods and machinery used by various military branches for each and every war fought by the united states. Included many different side lines, i.e. women's changing roles in the military or supporting the military, a walk through a trench, etc. Outside on the grounds are displays of planes, tanks, helicopters and other large objects. Was fascinating, even from this pacifist's perspective

4. Southern Prohibition Brewing

301 Mobile St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-3406 +1 601-584-7877
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

Southern Prohibition Brewing

Taproom open Wednesday through Friday from 5-10PM and Saturday from 12-10PM. Visit Downtown Hattiesburg's brewery and try fresh IPAs, their core brands and the ever changing list of wild and wood aged ales. Food trucks visit occasionally for events, so make sure to follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/soprotaproom to see what they are doing while you're visiting. To learn more about SoPro's taproom, visit soprobrewing.com/taproom

Reviewed By GlassInMS - Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Southern Prohibition (SoPro for short) opened their brewery in 2013, in the heart of downtown Hattiesburg. It has grown to be able to produce some 5,000 barrels of beer annually. In the last year, they have also opened their Tap Room, as headquarters for brewery tours and beer tastings. Currently, the Tap Room is open during limited hours on Thursday thru Saturday. The admission charge includes a brewery tour plus free samples of all of the SoPro beers currently in production, for anyone over the age of 21. While children are welcome and are admitted free, there are no samples for anyone under 21. The Tap Room provides a nice atmosphere for beer tastings even for those who are not craft beer fanatics, and it is a surprisingly family friendly environment. It can get crowded late on the weekend hours, so if you prefer sampling beers with less company, try to go early on Thursdays.

5. Turtle Creek Mall

1000 Turtle Creek Dr, Ste 290, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-1145 +1 601-261-3032
Excellent
10%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 30 reviews

Turtle Creek Mall

Turtle Creek Mall, located in Hattiesburg, MS, on Highway 98 W, features casual dining and over 80 specialty stores including Bath & Body Works, Aeropostale, PacSun and American Eagle Outfitters.

Reviewed By clemson_grad79 - north_alabama

Nothing special or different about this mall than most any other shopping malls that we have visited. It was raining when we visited Hattiesburg so we thought we would take a quick browse Pretty much a standard small sized mall.

6. African American Military History Museum

305 E 6th St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-2029 +1 601-450-1942
Excellent
68%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

African American Military History Museum

Military History Museum focusing on Hattiesburg area African American Soldiers who have served in the US Military since Spanish American War. Includes Jesse Leroy Brown, America's first black naval aviator, and Ruth Bailey Earl, WWII WAC, nurse and patriotic icon. Open Wednesday through Friday 10am - 4pm. Saturday 12am - 4pm. No Admission Fee.

Reviewed By Melodycthomas

The museum was well laid out and paid a wonderful tribute to African American contributions to the armed forces. They were just recovering from a tornado that hit the museum last year. The cost was free.

7. Pep's Point Water Park

382 Peps Point Rd, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-9712
Excellent
21%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
41%
Poor
10%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 28 reviews

Pep's Point Water Park

Reviewed By tickhicks - Dallas, Texas

The water is spring fed and cold cold...cold....the canoes are available to use. This place is small but offers a variety of things - slides (be careful though and use a mat!), paddle boats, lake, grills, games...

8. UpDown Trampoline Park

101 S 41st Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-1611 +1 601-909-9060
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
11%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

UpDown Trampoline Park

Reviewed By pigeonforgefan99 - MISSISSIPPI

Fun for everyone no matter what age. Great place for birthday parties or just a fun day with my kids. The concession is also a bonus. Many more trips to UpDown in the future!

9. Hattiesburg Station

308 Newman St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-2209
Excellent
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100%
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4 based on 1 reviews

Hattiesburg Station

Reviewed By COVERT L - PHILIPSBURG

I wanted to visit the Train Station where my mother used to start her train trip up the East coast to come visit me. This station is larger snd nicer than I ever imagined. The large interior waiting areas where hundreds of travelers pasted through are decades old. I visited the old Engine on the grounds as I strolled around under the long massive canopy and garden area. Block away from B&B and Depot Cafe.

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