A Massive Model Was Built And Left To Decay In The Middle Of Mississippi’s Capital City

The Magnolia State is full of surprises, and one of the biggest is the Mississippi River Basin Model in Jackson. At 200 acres, it’s the biggest small-scale model in the world! It’s an amazingly unique gem, which makes the fact that it was abandoned and left to decay, pretty shocking.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Luckily, all hope isn’t lost for the model. The group, Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model, are currently working to restore the model as well as Buddy Butts Park. For more info on this massive model, check out the Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model website or Facebook page.

So, did you know about this abandoned model? Have you seen it in person? If so, what’d you think? Tell us!

This isn’t the state’s only abandoned site. Click here for a route that leads to some of the state’s most interesting abandoned places.

Address: Buddy Butts Park, 6180 McRaven Rd, Jackson, MS 39209, USA