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The Magic of Tunica – Glitz and Glamor a Short Drive Away

Man and Woman Gambling

Let’s get the obvious of the way: the whole human race is in desperate need of a vacation. After months indoors or cooped up in our homes, we’re practically gasping to be somewhere, anywhere, else. At this point, the stages of quarantine coping are proving to be more cyclical than linear, but signs of hope… 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 »

Place Your Bets in Tunica –Safely Enjoy 6 World-Class Casinos

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Even in the midst of a global health crisis, Tunica’s six world-class casinos are committed to providing the same sensational, heart-pounding entertainment known throughout the South and beyond. With sanitation and safety in mind, Tunica has scrubbed every square inch of felt, leather, and neon to give guests… 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 »

Tunica Casinos Set To Reopen

The Tunica hospitality industry is excited to welcome back our visitors as we begin to reopen our destination amenities. 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 the utmost… Read more »

Let’s Ring In The New Year In Tunica

Let’s ring in the New Year in Tunica, Mississippi! Here is your guide to New Year’s Eve events in Tunica.

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.

Fourth Of July Fireworks And Fun In Tunica

Spending the 4th of July weekend in Tunica this year will get you in the patriotic spirit, but it’s not the 4th of July without seeing the beauty of red, white, and blue in the sky. Here is where you can watch the fireworks in Tunica.

Cool Down This Summer In Tunica, Mississippi

On a hot streak at the casino and need to cool off? We have put together a list of our casino hotel pools. Book your room and find your own private oasis at one of our casino resort pools. 

Tunica’s Upcoming Entertainment Is Heating Things Up

There may still be a chill in the air but Tunica’s upcoming entertainment is heating things up. With big name concerts from Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples to The Beach Boys and Gary Allan and the comedy of Andrew Dice Clay, Rodney Carrington and Sinbad there is sure to be something for everyone. 

Tunica Airport Launches New Service

The Tunica Airport is bringing back regular scheduled air service to the Tunica destination. The new partnership with Ashley Air and Travel will provide service to the four new markets of Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Tampa beginning July 1, 2018.

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.

Tunica’s Upcoming Entertainment Is Heating Things Up

There may still be a chill in the air but Tunica’s upcoming entertainment is heating things up. With big name concerts from Blues Traveler and Jonny Lang to Phillip Phillips and the comedy of Bruce Bruce and Rodney Carrington there is sure to be something for everyone. 

 

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.

Pet Friendly Hotels In Tunica, Mississippi

Want to come visit us here in Tunica but don’t want to leave your four legged friends at home? Here is a list of our pet friendly hotels in the area.

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.

 

Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

This year the state of Mississippi celebrates an important milestone in its history with the 200th anniversary of its statehood.

Ring In The New Year Tunica Style

It’s almost time to put on your party attire and ring in the New Year.  Here is your guide to New Year’s Eve events in Tunica.

Pappy Van Winkle At Jack Binions Tunica

Some people would go as far as saying that Pappy Van Winkle is like the unicorns of bourbons.  With it’s smooth aged to perfection taste and only 7-8,000 bottles released each year you would probably agree.  You will find Pappy on many fine restaurants and bars drink menus, but most likely it’s followed by when available and most of the time its not.

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! 

Spring Shopping In Tunica Is In Full Bloom

After a long winter, the signs of spring are arriving all around us here in Tunica! Everywhere we turn, we see flowers being planted, birds flying and trees turning lush and green again. All of these things remind us that spring offers a fresh start and time to get out of the house! Spring also brings a time to freshen up that wardrobe or house décor! Downtown Tunica offers an opportunity for you to get outdoors and enjoy the weather while also shopping for a fresh new look both for you and your house.  

Best Cocktails In Tunica

Looking for the best cocktails in Tunica? We put together a list of our favorites for you to try on your next trip. Try one or try them all you can’t go wrong when you order one of these refreshing drinks. 

Get Into The Swing Of Spring With Golf In Tunica

In Tunica, you can feel the warm breeze at your back as you grab your sand wedge, balance your weight on your heels in the sand trap,  let it rip, and watch your ball soar over the lush green to roll slowly into the hole for par.  You’ll discover why golfers come from around the world for the year-round golf opportunities just down the road in Tunica.
What golfer doesn’t like a good bet?  In Tunica, you can do both!  Playing Tunica’s two championship golf courses during the day and playing the tables and slots at night at Tunica’s world-class casinos are the perfect vacation getaway.  

World Series Of Poker Returns To Tunica

When the World Series of Poker Circuit makes its Tunica stop Jan. 21-Feb. 1 at Horseshoe, it will be building on a tradition that began 45 years ago in Las Vegas. That’s when Benny Binion invited seven of the top poker players in the world to come to his casino for a tournament he called the World Series of Poker, and that’s grown into the mega-event that brings national ballyhoo and TV coverage every year.

How To Choose A Video Blackjack Machine

One thing I’ve warned blackjack players about is games that pay less than the standard 3-2 on blackjacks. If you play video blackjack, you have to be extra watchful, as one reader learned.

What A “Both Ways” Wager Means In Craps

Craps has language and terminology all its own, like “Yo,” or “yo-leven” for 11 and “hard way” for rolling a total with both dice showing the same number – 4-4 is 8 the hard way.

New Mad Men and Flintstones Slots From WMS Gaming

Slot machine manufacturers have drawn on TV, movies, board games and pop culture icons for years, and they’re not shy about crossing generations to do it. After all, the games need to appeal to a wide variety of players.

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.

How To Bet In Craps For Higher Wins

Craps presents so many possibilities that players are continually exploring combinations seeing if they can find a magic formula for profit. One player asked me recently if he could combine place bets with hard ways for some giant-sized wins.

Get Your Blues Fix At Resorts Casino

When you hear the name Resorts Casino you usually think winning, but did you know that Resorts also has some of the best dining choices around as well as great shopping? Each experience even has their own way of paying homage to the Blues culture here in the Mississippi Delta.

Sons of Anarchy Slot Machines

The video age has enabled game designers to get creative in any number of ways, and that includes the way they use reels and symbols. One of the latest wrinkles is Cluster Power, a new way to play you’ll be seeing in the coming year on Aristocrat Technologies’ Sons of Anarchy slot machine.

 

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

New Place For Relaxation In Tunica

Lights. Camera. Relaxation. Spa Around The Corner recently opened at Hollywood Casino, and if you are in need of some relaxation this is the place to go. The spa has not been open long, but it already has people talking about how good they feel after a treatment. 

Casino Strip Presents $100,000 Slot Tournament

Something exciting took place last weekend in Tunica and I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  Last week Hollywood Casino, Resorts Casino, and Sam’s Town Tunica Casino hosted the first ever Casino Strip Presents $100,000 slot tournament.  This tournament was the first of it’s kind here in Tunica and let me tell you, it was a lot of fun.

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.

ShowFest Car & Truck Show Returns to Tunica

ShowFest is BACK at Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel on May 19 & 20, 2012 for its 15th annual show!

ShowFest Truck & Car Show is a national auto show that highlights quality show vehicles competing for top honors.  If you love auto shows, then you can’t miss it!  On average, over 600 vehicles participate including Show trucks, custom cars, classic cars, classic trucks, mini trucks, 4 wheel drives, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Pro Street, custom SUVs, motorcycles and lowriders.