- Town of Tunica
- Gateway to the Blues
- Things to Do
Tunica is a great getaway for an entertainment lover. We regularly have big-name performers in Tunica—like Darius Rucker, Diana Ross and Ron White. Big-name performances are typically featured on the weekends. Each casino also has a stage bar that features local-area bands during the week and on weekends. To see the latest upcoming shows and concerts, click here.
Tunica has two championship golf courses Tunica National Golf & Tennis and The Links at Cottonwoods and River Bend Links. These courses feature lakes, fairways and grass bunkers.
Gaming was legalized in Mississippi in 1991, and the first casino to open in the southern part of Tunica County at Mhoon Landing was Splash Casino. At the time, there was a $10 boarding fee, and visitors had to wait in line.
We love all of our hotels, and making us choose a favorite is like making us pick our favorite child. If you would like opinions or ideas on best places to stay in Tunica, you can comment on the TunicaMS Facebook page to see what our Tunica visitors have to say on the subject. Please note that lower rates are typically offered Sunday–Thursday.
Tunica is the gateway to Mississippi, located in the Northwest portion of the state, just south of Memphis and right on the banks of Ol’ Man River. It is half an hour away from Memphis International Airport, with easy access by way of I-55, I-69 and U.S. Highway 61.
Tunica is located right on the banks of the Mississippi River. You can see Ol’ Man River from many of the casinos’ upper-level hotel-room windows. The best view of the river is at the Tunica RiverPark & Museum, which is next door to The Fitz Casino & Hotel. The Tunica RiverPark features a park with walking trails, a museum on the history of the river and the Delta, and cruises on the Tunica Queen riverboat. The RiverPark is currently closed on Mondays, and the Tunica Queen features sightseeing and dining cruises seasonally on weekends. For more information on the Tunica RiverPark or Tunica Queen, click here.
There are currently seven casinos in the Tunica Resort area. Some are close to one another and are just a quick walk away, while others are stand-alone. The locations for each are listed here:
Casino Center—Horseshoe and Gold Strike are located together, and you can easily walk from one to another.
Casino Strip Resorts—Hollywood, Resorts and Sam’s Town are adjacent to one another. You can easily walk between Hollywood and Resorts, and Sam’s Town is located across the street from them.
Stand-alone—The Fitz and 1st Jackpot are stand-alone casino resorts, so you would need a car to drive to another casino.
The best way to get comps is to sign up for each casino’s Player’s Card and use it when gambling, dining, etc. Your card will build points, and depending on your level, you’ll receive comps via the mail from the casino. Another way to enter to win comps is by following TunicaMS on Facebook and Twitter. Tunica hosts various giveaways and contests via these channels, and winners are awarded prizes from our Comp Closet.
Coupons are available in a mailed copy of the Tunica Visitors Guide. You are allowed one copy per mailing address per year. Request a visitors guide by clicking here. The visitors guides that are distributed via the Gateway to the Blues Visitors Center do not include coupons.
You can also find also specials and deals online by clicking here. These specials are updated monthly, so please check back around the beginning of each month for the latest updates.
Golden Reflections, the spa located at Gold Strike Casino Resort, features massages, spa treatments, a pool area and a workout gym. For more information, visit GoldStrike.com.
Lights – Camera – Relaxation at the Spa Around The Corner – exclusively at Hollywood Casino. Treat yourself or a loved one to “The Starlet” massage, facial and body scrub package or a “Red Carpet Ready” massage. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Visit SpaAroundTheCorner.MassagePlanet.com for a complete list of services, and schedule your appointment now at 662-910-1997.
We print an annual visitors guide that features the many things to do in Tunica. You can call (888) 488-6422, or click here to request that one be mailed to you.
Tunica has a great and affordable outlet mall, located on Highway 61, named Casino Outlets at Tunica Resorts. They offer name-brand merchandise at 30%–70% off retail prices. Featured stores include Old Navy, Lane Bryant Outlet, Kitchen Collection, Wilsons Leather. Downtown Tunica features specialty shops like The Levee Shack inside the Tunica Pharmacy, Twelve Fifty-One Apparel, Crooked Letter Gallery, Delta Mini Mall and Ann-Tiques. And there are souvenir gift shops at all of the casino properties, as well as at the Gateway to the Blues Visitors Center and Tunica RiverPark.
Tunica does not currently offer public transportation or shuttle service. If you are not driving to Tunica with your own vehicle, Tunica offers Avis/Budget car rental service at the Tunica Airport. There is also Blues City Tours, which offers area shuttle services, airport shuttle service and sightseeing tour services. They can be contacted at (662) 357-9609. You can call a taxi via Checker/Yellow Cab at (901) 949-5881. Please call ahead, as there may not be a car on stand-by in the area.
Tunica does not offer any motorcoach tour packages. If you are looking to book a vacation to Tunica via a bus tour, you can call us at (888) 488-6422, and we’ll provide you with names and numbers of companies within your area.
The weather is Southern—hot in the summer, cool and breezy in the winter. Fall and spring are magnificent. On average, we get 54 inches of rain. So when it comes to what to wear, put on whatever is most comfortable and casual. Visitors can also find the latest weather conditions at Weather.com.
Seasonal Average Temperature Chart
Winter (December–February) 50ºF
Spring (March–April) 67ºF
Summer (May–August) 88ºF
Fall (September–November) 74ºF
Tunica has so many food options, it can be overwhelming. You may need to pick one and just work your way around. Every casino has a buffet featuring Southern favorites, as well as a fine dining restaurant that features steaks and fine wines. Depending on the casino, there may be additional restaurants, bars or fast food establishments. If you’re looking for a true Southern experience off the beaten path, Tunica features great locally owned favorites: Hollywood Café, “Home of the Fried Dill Pickle”; meat and three restaurant, Blue & White; and Café Marie, located in an 1890s remodeled hotel.