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There’s a Heatwave at Harrah’s Tunica

Harrah’s Heatwave Pool Parties have made it hot up in here! Come relax in the sun or shake your thang every Saturday through Labor Day weekend from 2 pm to 7 pm at the Harrah’s Terrace Hotel pool area for a $7 cover charge.

DJs Riley and CJ from WHBQ-FM Q107.5/96.1 host the party and broadcast live each week.  Plus DJ BCon will provide the best summer music mix.  Sponsor giveaways include items from: Budweiser, Miller Coors, Red Bull, Bacardi, Platinum Jewelers, Corona, Macy’s, Q107.5/96.1, and Harrah’s.  Cabanas complete with ceiling fans and mini-refrigerators along with upgraded food and beverage packages are available for purchase by calling 662-357-6063.  Guests must be 21 years old or older to enter the Harrah’s Heat Wave pool parties.

Make sure to follow the party at Facebook.com/HarrahsHeatwave and @HarrahsHeatwave on Twitter.

TunicaTravel.TV visited recently to see all the hot action – check it out here and then make sure to visit TunicaTravel.TV for more videos of all the fun things to do in Tunica!


 

Memphis Add-ons to Your Winter Tunica Vacation

As a Memphian who frequents Tunica, I know a thing or two about great places to visit in Memphis while on your way to Tunica. Check out my list of top 5 stops on your way to Tunica.

Football and Hunting Season is Here!

August – the dog days of summer, it’s hot, dry, humid – hotter, dryer and just down right sticky here in the Mississippi Delta.  To top it off, summer is over and if you have children, it’s back to school time.  But August brings promise, the promise of the first weekend in September. Yes, on the first weekend of September each year, it’s the time most wives love to hate – SEC Football and the opening day of dove season.  And, that’s just the start, leading strait into a full season of the NFL complete with days of your significant other out communing with nature as it can only be found on a deer stand or in a duck blind!

Memphis Add-ons to Your Tunica Vacation

As many of you know, we’re working to open the new Tunica Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and Museum.  We expect the Visitor Center to open in the fall and the museum to be soon after.  If you’re like me and can’t stand the wait, I wanted to tell you about a couple Music Lover’s add-ons to your Tunica vacation that are just up the road in Memphis.  Plus, if you’re traveling along the Mississippi Blues Trail, there’s a marker in Memphis!

If You Like Memphis, You’ll Love Tunica

While Memphis is home to amazing attractions, restaurants and things to do, we don’t always have it all. You can fill in a few of the gaps with a short drive to Tunica, Miss. Here are five reasons why Memphians should take Highway 61 south across the state line:

1. Casinos may be verboten in Tennessee, but they’re legal in Mississippi. No matter what sort of bets you like to place, there are plenty of options (and good odds) at Tunica’s nine casinos.

Grizz Biz in Tunica

This year, the Grizzlies celebrate 10 seasons of calling Memphis home, and it’s the perfect time to acknowledge those partners who have helped make the last decade such a great one. Just as the Grizz faithful come from all over the MidSouth, our partnerships stretch across the region, and no one has been as valuable – or as fun – as our friends down the road in Tunica.

Tunica is Graceland’s Good Luck Charm

By: Elvis Presley Enterprises

Many Tunica fans don’t realize the close connection Elvis had with Las Vegas, but Vegas was the place Elvis got his stage stardom.  We know at Graceland, Tunica is our Vegas! We also know Tunica has “a lot more action” to keep you entertained during your trip, so whether you are visiting Memphis with a day trip to Tunica, or staying in Tunica and coming to see us at Graceland, here are three new things we are looking forward to you seeing in 2011!

Tunica Visit: Quick Trip from Memphis to Tunica

When the stresses of the week have gotten to you, sometimes you wish you could just escape. Usually your desire never becomes reality because most people don’t have time in the middle of the week to take a vacation and still be back in time for work in the morning. I decided I would try out the increasingly popular theory that Tunica is close enough to Memphis to take a work week getaway, but I will admit, I was skeptical.

California Gurl and Beau Visit Tunica

Just a few days ago, the Town of Tunica was visited by the “California Gurl” Katy Perry, and her beau, Russell Brand.  Tunica’s not unaccustomed to having big-name stars visit especially when they come to perform, but this mini-vacation for the soon-to-be married couple was a very welcome surprise.

Celebrating Elvis Week Just Down the Road

Elvis is King! That has been the saying for many years and is evident every year on August 15. That is the date for the annual candlelight vigil at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.  This year marked the 32nd annual vigil. I have always heard about it, and seeing that Graceland is just down the road from Tunica I decided to see for myself.

25 Miles to Graceland

2010 marks the 75th anniversary of Elvis’ birthday and Travel Tunica thought what better time to experience Graceland.  With Tunica MS being just 30 minutes away, we headed up Hwy. 61 to first have lunch at one of Elvis’ favorites, Arcade Restaurant.

Elvis’ booth at The Arcade.

Founded in 1919, the Arcade is Memphis’ oldest café, and Elvis frequented so often that a booth is dedicated to him. Not only is the food great . . . The Downtowner pizza is a must try, but the atmosphere and design is what moviemakers hope to find in a location.  Click here for the complete story on the Arcade.
Next we headed to Graceland and were amazed at the number of people we saw on a Wednesday afternoon.  There was a steady flow of tour buses driving through the Graceland gates.