- Town of Tunica
- Gateway to the Blues
- Things to Do
By Travel Tunica on Monday June 14, 2010
Tunica might be the South’s Casino Capital, but with its location in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Tunica promises to be more than just a place for gaming. Steeped in the rich cultural history of the Delta, Tunica offers antebellum bed and breakfasts, local dining favorites, the Tunica County Museum and the new Tunica Riverpark.
But that’s not all. A stay in Tunica puts you in close proximity to the other unique cities in the region from Vicksburg and Yazoo County to DeSoto County, and everything in between. All of the wonders of the Mississippi Delta are just a mouse click away at www.visitthedelta.com, which contains a treasure trove of information about one of the country’s most culturally influential regions.
Before stumbling upon this great resource, I would have never known about Dockery Farms, the birthplace of the Blues according to B.B. King who once stated, “You might say, it all started right here.” A more contemporary, yet equally intriguing attraction is the “Cast of the Blues” exhibit at Delta State University in Cleveland.
The Mississippi Delta Tourism Association has made planning your next trip easy and exciting. You can explore each region or choose specific search items from Museum & Arts to Agritourism. You can also find everything you need to know about lodging, dining, and special festivals and events. There is truly something for everyone in the Mississippi Delta.
So, if you decide to take a quick break from the entertainment of Tunica’s nine casinos, be sure to check out all of the non-gaming attractions available in Tunica and the surrounding region. One-of-a-kind attractions, remarkable experiences, unforgettable people – only in the Delta!