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Biloxi Mississippi is known for its’ dazzling nightlife. Home to nine casinos, including two that were developed by owners of Las Vegas properties, Biloxi’s “strip” comes alive after sunset. Most of the casinos offer live music and dancing, as well as all types of gaming, while others feature shows with well-known celebrities, dancing, magic and comedy. Biloxi has become the third largest gaming state in the country. Other attractions unique to the Biloxi area include the J. L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium, which houses a 44,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico tank and 47 other aquariums, a touch tank, exhibits, films and a gift shop. For history buffs, there’s the Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library. This beautiful estate covers approximately 500 seaside acres and was the retirement home of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis. Other historical attractions include the Biloxi Lighthouse, constructed in 1848, walking tours of historic downtown Biloxi, and the Tullis-Toledano Manor, built in 1856 on Biloxi’s east beach and one of the most unique examples of antebellum architecture.

Two of the biggest outdoor sporting attractions in Biloxi are fishing and golf. Anglers of all skill levels come here to experience fishing on the exciting Mississippi Gulf Coast where over 200 varieties of saltwater fish can be found in the rich coastal waters. There are over 30 public boat ramps, marina slips, and many private launches that provide everything you need, from boat rentals to live bait. For the golfing enthusiasts, there are over twenty excellent, public golf courses open to the public. The Nike Classic is held here, and many golfing packages are available at area hotels and motels. Also, Biloxi’s climate means year-round golfing and fishing. There are many, many other outdoor recreational opportunities available in Bilxoi, as well. Choose from swimming, sailing, jet skiing, parasailing, shrimp boat tours, or sunning and shelling on the silky-soft sand beaches in the area. For children, Biloxi has miniature golf, water slide parks, amusement parks and arcades.

Cultural activities in Biloxi include museums, art galleries, the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and tours of some of the stately old homes and plantations in the area. The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum is located at Point Cadet in East Biloxi and has exhibits that explain the city’s history as a seafood capital of the world. The George E. Ohr Arts and Cultural Center tells the fascinating story of “The Mad Potter of Biloxi,” who was recognized for his world-class, handlebar moustache and remarkable ability for self-promotion. His pottery is so unique and rare; some of it sits in the Smithsonian Institute. Shopping is also a part of the Biloxi experience – everything from specialty shops and antiques to beach gear. Just across the bay from Pass Christian in Biloxi is Bay Saint Louis, a charming artist colony that is also known for its antique shops.


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