Groups Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Tunica located? How far is it from Memphis?

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 a half-hour away from Memphis International Airport, with easy access by way of I-55, I-69, and U.S. Highway 61.

Does Tunica have public transportation/shuttles/taxi service?

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.

Are there any special requirements for motorcoaches in Tunica?

All casino properties require certificates of insurance to be filed with the casino prior to the coach arrival. Please ask the properties you include in your itinerary about specific requirements. 

Are there any age restrictions in the casinos?

Although anyone can enter the casino, 21 is the legal gaming age. Anyone under the legal gaming age is not permitted on the gaming floor except in route to a dining or entertainment facility and must be escorted. 

Do you offer any sample itineraries?

We do offer sample itineraries for Group Tour operators as well as day trip ideas and notes on the area. Feel free to contact to Bureau staff for samples and additional details. 

What type of taxes should I expect to pay?

There is a 7% county and state sales tax, a 3% lodging and a 3% restaurant tax. 

What should I wear?

Casual is the key word in Tunica. Whether you spend all your time at the casinos and shows, or shopping and touring the area, dressing comfortably and casually is the most important key to keep in mind. 

What’s the weather like?

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