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Take Refuge on Thanksgiving Day, Escape to Tunica

Every year, as Thanksgiving Day approaches, I begin to savor the thought of loads of food. However, my dreams of turkey and pecan pies are quickly disturbed by visions of my nieces and nephews running through the house screaming, my father’s suggestions that he worked harder for a living “back in the day,” my sister’s emotional outbursts about not being mom’s favorite, and my grandma’s incessant requests for me to sing her favorite song, “Islands in the Stream” (I am no Kenny Rogers).

Spring Strolls in Tunica

This has to be my favorite time of the year. I look forward to the sun shining and warmer temperatures after a long winter. When Spring arrives I can not wait to get outside, take a stroll and explore. The great thing about being in Tunica is that I don’t have to go far to take a Spring stroll and if strolling is not your thing we even have a bike trail. Here are a couple of my favorite places to visit –

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! 

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.

Cruise the Mississippi on the Tunica Queen

Want to experience the Mississippi River kind of like Tom Sawyer did but without having to get your feet wet? You can, on board the Tunica Queen. The Tunica Queen is an authentic riverboat that sails from the Tunica RiverPark and offers sightseeing, sunset and dinner cruises.
We recently went along for a ride and had a blast. See for yourself in our video from TunicaTV!

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Tunica RiverPark

Join us at the Tunica RiverPark on March 30th from 11-1 for a hippity hoppity good time at the 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the River.

The egg hunt begins at 11 followed by games with prizes and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Photographs with Mr. E Bunny will also be available. Parents we haven’t forgotten about you. There will be drawings for museum passes and prizes from the museum gift shop. This is a free event for the whole family.

Reason #5 Closer Doesn’t Mean Better – Activities

When you compare all that Tunica has to offer with what you can find in Southland, it’s not even close. So this week, we’re introducing you to the top 7 reasons why closer doesn’t mean better.  Yesterday, we discussed talked about the world-class entertainment you can find in Tunica. Today, we’re talking about all of the action you can find outside of the casino floor and the variety of activities Tunica offers to please everyone in your group.

Nature Trail the Right Path for Relaxation

It’s wintertime in Tunica, and while you may enjoy the even temperature inside Tunica’s nine casinos, sometime on your trip, you might want to get out and explore! We wanted to fill you in about one of our favorite places to get away from everything and really see Tunica and the Mighty Mississippi River

Still Time for Holiday Shopping in Tunica

Having a stress-free holiday is all about making the most of your time. One of the best ways to make your time count is by killing two birds with one stone. It’s easy to have some fun living it up just down the road in Tunica while crossing off holiday shopping from your to-do list.

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!

3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Tunica RiverPark

Grab your baskets and hop on over to the Tunica RiverPark & Museum for the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the River Saturday, April 7, 2012!
This is a free event for the whole family. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with an Easter egg hunt for
children ages 3-10 on the garden terrace with games and prizes to follow. Come early and visit to the Mississippi River Museum and see all of the updates since the 2011 flood. Adults can enter you to win a dinner cruise for two on the Tunica Queen and other prizes from the Museum Gift Shop.  Call 866.51RIVER (517.4837) for more information.

Living It Up on the Mississippi

It was just another day on the Mighty Mississippi.  Barges traveling up & down to their unknown destinations, while the alligator gar peaked at the water’s break and the deer ran along the edge of the river.  Our group nervously walked down the boat ramp approaching the dock.  Only one of us had ever experienced an airboat ride until now.

Sin City of the Mississippi Delta

Vegas may be called Sin City, but Tunica’s got 7 sins that will make you ask for forgiveness . . . Down The Road!


So, maybe this sin is a give-in for Tunica.  If you’re coming to play slots, throw craps or hit 21, you’re looking to strike it rich here.  Is that really so bad?  We could all use a little extra green in our pockets!

Don B’s Steakhouse is a Bazaar of Deliciousness

A friend of mine called last night to ask if I wanted to go to dinner. My first response was no, considering the impending weather. After a few minutes of convincing (her telling me she won a bunch of money at the casino and it was burning a hole in her pocket), I gave in and headed to Fitz Casino Tunica to eat at Don B’s steakhouse.

Tunica RiverPark Named National Top Road Trip Stop

The best places to stop in America when taking a road trip have been named, and the Tunica RiverPark came out on top.  Rand McNally, America’s most trusted source for maps, directions and travel content, has chosen Tunica over millions of locations as a unique travel destination for the prestigious Best of the Road® award program.

Rand McNally’s travel experts scoured the country for outstanding trips and stops, representing in the 2011 edition the best America has to offer.  Of the many submissions, Rand McNally editors drove new road trips and shared their findings in the annual Road Atlas.