Tag: mississippi-delta

Bowfishing Fun in Tunica

Who doesn’t love a new adventure? Imagine standing aboard a boat as it idles in open water. You’re probably picturing a rod and reel in your hand, right? Instead, you raise your bow and arrow, pointing it toward a massive fish that happens to be swimming close to the surface. With the precision and intensity… Read more »

What To Expect When You Arrive In Tunica

Are you wanting to visit Tunica but curious about what the casinos are doing to protect you from COVID-19? Here are 10 things to know before visiting.   Q. Are employees required to wear masks? A. Yes, all casino employees are required to wear masks at all times. Employees are also screened and have their… Read more »

Tunica Casinos Welcome Back Visitors

The Tunica hospitality industry is excited to welcome back our visitors. All 6 Tunica casino properties are now open for business. Careful planning and new policies have been developed by our attractions and casino resorts in an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable entertainment experience.  The safety of our guests and employees are of… Read more »

It’s Duck Hunting Season In Mississippi

It’s November in the Mississippi Delta!  It seems that each month has its own theme, October – Breast Cancer Awareness, November – Thanksgiving, December – Christmas.  But for those who live, work and play in the Mississippi Delta, November is a time of dramatic change.   We lose an hour of day light as we set our clocks back an hour and the lush green fields of summer return to their natural state as the farmers end their harvest and prepare the land for next years new beginning.

Mississippi Blues Trail: Experience The Blues Where They Were Born

The Mississippi Blues Trail is your unforgettable journey into the land that produced arguably the single most important inspiration of modern popular music. Whether a die-hard blues fan or a casual traveler in search of an authentic experience, follow the trail and you’ll visit places you’ve never been and learn facts that you didn’t know about the area that is the birth place of the Blues.

Motorcycling Down The Blues Highway In Tunica, Mississppi

When my husband, Frankie, and I heard that there was a new Grammy Museum just two hours south of our home in Memphis, it was the perfect reminder of a trip we had been wanting to take for so long—a cruise down the Blues Highway on our motorcycles, but first we had to make a stop at the Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitors Center in Tunica.

Remembering and Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day

On November 11, 2002, the Town of Tunica established the Veterans Memorial Park at the edge of our quiet and quaint downtown. This beautiful park features a life-size bronze statue with flags flying high representing each branch of the armed forces as well as a flag for the POW’s. 

Cotton Season Begins in Tunica

It’s finally spring and for those of us in the Delta that means it’s planting season! Cotton is definitely one of the most picturesque of the crops in the Delta, so it’s no wonder that visitors love it!

Celebrating Retirement With Flare In Tunica, Mississippi

Angie, my longtime friend, and I were celebrating our recent retirement with a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert at Gold Strike—one of the eight casinos in Tunica, Mississippi. We may be a pair of little old ladies in training, but we know how to have fun. Starting with the drive.


Enter to Win a Tunica Getaway

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, TunicaTravel has joined with our friends at Visit Mississippi to giveaway an all-inclusive trip to one of the Southeast’s favorite good times getaways – Tunica, MS! 

Best Of Tunica – Museums

As summer approaches and the days get longer, you often look for new experiences and new places to visit. Did you know that Tunica has three museums open and offering fun for all ages? It is a perfect way to spend a day in Tunica whether a regular visitor or a first timer! 

Travel Tunica Goes to the Greens

Most fans of Tunica enjoy playing games of leisure at our nine casinos, but our Travel Tunica group decided to step off of the casino floor this month for a different kind of game of leisure—learning how to play golf.  While this can be overwhelming topeople of different skill levels, Tunica National General Manager Bob Wolcott, a former PGA Tour player, got us swinging in the right direction for a day that everyone who comes to Tunica should experience.

W.C. Handy And The Blues

As we’re in the midst of Black History Month, we are reminded of the contributions that African Americans have made to our culture, country and world.  One great offering is the creation of The Blues.

Gateway To The Blues Museum Now Open

January 1st rang in the New Year 2015 and with it came the all-new Gateway to the Blues Museum.  Located alongside America’s Blues Highway 61 at the entrance of the Tunica Resort area, the new museum officially opened to the public on January 26th

Young Artist Opens Art Gallery in Historic Downtown Tunica

We all know the true spelling of Mississippi: “M, I, crooked letter, crooked letter I, crooked letter, crooked letter I….” But now these words have another meaning as downtown Tunica welcomes the Crooked Letter Art Gallery. Recent University of Mississippi graduate Heather McGregor has high hopes for the downtown area and local artists alike as she embarks on this new venture that she has pursued at only 24 years old. 

Michigan Golfer Finds Her “True South” In Mississippi

Tunica along with the Mississippi Division of Tourism hosted a group of golf writers to the state. One of the writers, Susan Bairley writes a column on the APosition.com and we wanted to share her experience here in Tunica at Tunica National Golf and Tennis as well as at the Old Waverly course in West Point, MS. 

Gateway to the Blues Museum Progress

The Gateway to the Blues Museum, Mississippi’s newest blues experience will open this January alongside blues highway 61 in Tunica Resorts.  Just 20 miles from Memphis’s Beale Street and Elvis’ Graceland, it will serve as the perfect stop for tourists and music lovers searching for that authentic blues experience.  

3rd Annual Blues Tweetup

The 3rd annual music pilgrimage to the Birthplace of America’s Music has begun and Blind Mississippi Morris is back in Tunica for another great evening of live blues music.  Named as one of the 10 best harmonica players in the world by Bluzharp magazine, Morris will perform from one of the Delta’s most unique venues – the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center Stage alongside Blues Highway 61 on Wednesday, October 8th at 5:30 pm. 

Mississippi Delta Soil

I was driving to work this morning and saw this pivot watering a filed of milo.  I had to pull over and take a picture.  The way the sun was hitting the water was stunning.  The fields of corn, milo, soybeans, rice, wheat and cotton in Tunica are sometimes taken for granted by those of us who live here.  We get caught up in the day to day and forget to stop and appreciate the area in which we live.

Mississippi Delta Blues – #G8Way2theBlues Progress

The thermometers rise has not cooled off the progress from here alongside Blues Highway 61 at the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and soon to be Museum.  In fact, August has seen this project get hotter than a Mississippi Delta Juke Joint on a Saturday night!  

Mississippi Delta Mornings

It’s been about twenty years or so since I commented to my then wife to be, “look around you, is this not the most beautiful place on earth!”  The comment was made during one of our late afternoon trips through the Mississippi Delta.

A Run at the RiverPark

For our visitors who love to run, the Nature Trail at the Tunica RiverPark provides a beautiful backdrop and multiple terrains. In her blog post, Brittany Fisher takes readers on a run along the trail.

Tunica RiverPark Family Fun Day Reopening Celebration

After months of cleanup and repairs following the 2011 Mississippi River floods, the Tunica RiverPark & Museum is back!!! And it’s time to shout it from the rooftops.

The RiverPark is a one-of-a-kind interactive, interpretive museum that showcases the life of the river and its history, featuring aquariums, ecotrails and riverboat cruises. During the hiatus the facility’s event space was reconfigured, pavilions with grills are being added to the grounds that can be rented for parties and family reunions and brand-new museum exhibits are in the works. Come see all the changes for yourself.

You’re invited to celebrate the reopening with us at the Tunica RiverPark Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10 am – 5 pm. The day’s festivities will include live blues music, children’s activities, FREE admission to the RiverPark Museum, special Tunica Queen cruise schedule at a discounted rate, gift shop specials and more!

Down the Road at the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center

The Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center opened recently in Tunica County on US Highway 61. The center marks the first phase of a project that will transform what was a visitors center much like other visitors centers across the state into a cultural center and museum that authentically conveys the rich music history of the Mississippi Delta.

The basic structure of the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center is a turn-of-the-century wood-frame train depot. It was moved from Dundee, Miss. and renovated to become the new center.

Another Cotton-Picking Day in the Delta

When someone mentions the Delta, what comes to mind?  Probably The Blues, the Mississippi River, agriculture, casinos, and, of course, cotton!  If you’ve visited Tunica, you can see that we rose from acres of farm land to become the great gaming destination we are today.  You may have glanced at the fields of cotton on your way to one of our nine casinos and maybe even stopped to grab a little.  Being that we’re not originally from the Delta area, Lisa and I wanted to learn more about cotton and experience a cotton picker for ourselves.

Discover Everything You Didn’t Know About the Mississippi Delta

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.