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Different Things to Do in Tunica, MS, Besides Gamble

While Tunica, Mississippi, is known for its luxury casinos and dazzling nightlife, there are plentiful non-gaming attractions that are sure to sweep you off your feet in our area. Whether you’re looking for some hot spots with terrific photo opportunities you can show off to your friends and family, great eats with a wide variety of options on the menu, or a boutique shopping experience, you can find it all here – sprinkled with classic, irresistible Southern charm and hospitality. If you and your party are looking for Tunica, MS activities without gambling, Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau, which is affiliated with Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitors Center, offers some suggestions here.

Cultural Attractions

If you’re on the lookout for something other than slot machines and the poker table, look no further than just outside the casino walls. We attract visitors from all over the country thanks to our abundance of cultural sites and attractions dedicated to our vast and expansive history. These attractions are both educational and a whole lot of fun.

You can also take a walk around to see real-life props, costumes, and memorabilia from the sets of your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters, providing an up-close-and-personal experience on the gaming floor of the Hollywood Casino. Some of our other favorite spots include:

  • Tunica RiverPark and Museum lets visitors explore and understand the rich history of the Mississippi Delta and America’s greatest river. Since reopening in 2012 the Mississippi River Museum inside the RiverPark now offers multiple interactive attractions and seasonal exhibits featuring different aspects of Delta culture.
  • Make the Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitors Center your first stop on Blues Highway 61 and see the story of the blues come to life in all its tormented and anguished glory. You’ll experience interactive exhibits, artwork and more — including a recording studio where you’ll learn the basics of blues music with a chance to record your very own blues song. This must-see attraction for all music lovers, will tell the remarkable story of how The Blues was born and the role Tunica played in building the genre’s legacy.

Shopping

Downtown Tunica has an abundance of trendy and unique shops with the perfect items for your wardrobe, living room furnishings, and thoughtful gifts for special occasions. You can find out of the ordinary and chic vintage items at Ann-Tiques on Main St, gorgeous and plentiful gems and antique clocks at Dunn’s Jewelry, and even trendy clothes and interior décor at Twelve Fifty One Apparel. Angela’s Flowers, Gifts, and Events Planning offers artisanal soaps and exquisite floral selections, as well as state-of-the-art guidance for events such as bridal showers, weddings, and small gatherings. There is no shortage of stores to get lost in and discover tailor-made, locally sourced items for you or your family.

Outdoor Activities

Take advantage of the gorgeous, sunny, Southern weather by spending time in the Great Outdoors. With warm weather almost year-round, there are plenty of sites that will make even the most indoorsy of folks excited to get outside. We highly recommend taking a scenic walk around the EcoTrail, where you can explore just over three models of breath-taking scenery and local flora and fauna.

Plan Your Trip with Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau

While Tunica, MS, is known for its casinos and gaming scene, our area is also home to a plethora of things to do outside of the gambling realm. When you’re ready to plan your visit and stay at one of our world-class accommodations, allow Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau to help you have the time of your life in our quaint Southern town. For more information about Tunica, MS activities, or assistance with planning your trip, contact us today.