Up there with Atlantic City and Las Vegas, Tunica Resorts receives a respectable number of financial revenue from its casino industry. But the casinos are just one piece of a larger pie in this vibrant area.
Today’s post will cover a few cool places to visit when you’re looking to unwind after a long day at the casinos in Tunica, Mississippi. A few of these attractions below are those you will stumble upon at the casinos themselves, while you’ll find others nearby.
As a smaller area, Tunica Resorts clearly makes for a good casino destination even for those in your travel group who are not into the slots, tables, or sports betting. Therefore, anyone can travel into the area and have fun.
Are you ready to learn more about the hottest attractions surrounding the Tunica Casinos? Keep reading.
Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and Museum
If you’re gaming at 1st Jackpot Casino, then you’re just under 3 miles from Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and Museum. Besides their status as a visitor center, they also have an eclectic gift shop at the location that reviewers insist you stop and visit.
And yes, if you’re looking to try your hand at playing an instrument or singing in the studio, you’re welcome to do so. And given the displayed and autographed guitars lining the walls, odds are you will stumble across a few recognizable names.
Tunica RiverPark is a unique spot simply given the on-site museum and nature trails that grace the premises. If you’ve looking for a spot to spend an entire day away from the Tunica Casinos, you will find it at Tunica RiverPark.
Best yet, the park is close to several of the Tunica Casinos, so you need not go far when you’d like to catch some fresh air on those trails, or have an educational experience at the museum.
Some reviewers have complained about the rather high price of admission for the museum, which is smaller than advertised. However, the scenic views that you’ll experience on the river make this attraction more than worth attending.
It’s also a great place to bird-watch, which several who have undertaken the hobby have noted. And whether you’re interested in the area’s avian life, it’s always interesting to see those swallow nests and watching the birds flourish in their natural habitat.
Tunica Arena and Expo Center
If you’re looking for a cool tradeshow, if the entertainment isn’t doing it at the Tunica Casinos, or if you’re just looking for something interesting in town, move over to 3873 Highway 61 N in Tunica. You’ll run right into the Tunica Arena and Expo Center.
It’s a great place to visit in conjunction with the Tunica Museum and the Tunica RiverPark, given the proximity it is to those locations, within one mile of each.
Best yet, if they’re putting on a show, reviewers have also commended that you will not find a single bad seat in the house. Whether you’re closer to the action or further up in the stands, you’re still getting dynamic views of all the action.
In fact, some commended they’d rather sit in the elevated seating sections as opposed to the lower floors because of the view they receive from up top.
These days, we know Tunica, Mississippi, as a casino town that rivals Vegas and Atlantic City.
But there was once a time where casinos were nonexistent. And the Tunica Museum is where you will discover what life was like in the region before the casino industry arrived.
The history lessons begin when Native Americans predominantly inhabited the area, to the industrial history of the region, all the way up until they built the first casinos. You’re also getting a history lesson in the overall culture, arts, and even the area’s nature scene.
They also feature a passionate staff, and each is willing to inform you further on the many exhibits you will come across here. They have also praised the informational displays accompanying each exhibit and the deep detail into which each story dives into.
If you’re a fan of local history, head over to the Tunica Museum, and you will find quite a compelling story on the region.
Tunica National Golf and Tennis
Head over to 1 Champions Lane in Tunica and you will discover Tunica National Golf and Tennis.
Here, you’ll find what reviewers on TripAdvisor dub the “best golf course around,” complete with well-maintained fairways, picturesque views of the surrounding area, plus a friendly staff.
Besides the reputable golf course, you’re getting some fair prices at the accompanying restaurant. So, after you’ve played your round, hop in and grab a bite before you set back off on your tour of the Tunica Casinos or simply the Tunica area itself.
As for tennis, you’ll find a few indoor clay courts, so you can play your favorite game even if the wind’s howling and the rain’s pouring. And the clay surface makes your experience friendly on the knee and ankle joints.
Come in, enjoy a round of 18 holes, or catch a fun cardio workout indoors at the tennis courts. Whichever path you choose, they’re great ways to unwind after a day or two on the floor at the Tunica Casinos.
Bluesville Performance Hall
If you’re at Horseshoe Casino Tunica, then Bluesville Hall is a place you will probably spend time when you’re looking for dynamic entertainment. And if you’re at one of the other Tunica Casinos, you’ll find the Performance Hall at 1021 Casino Center Drive.
The Hall is also in proximity to Gold Strike and Tunica Roadhouse Casino. If you’re staying at those venues, you’re within two American football fields from all the entertainment offered at Bluesville Performance Hall.
While reviewers praise the artists who grace the stage, one common caveat is that the hall does not offer the best seating. You’re within elbow to elbow of others, and the seats themselves are rather rough, as opposed to the plush seating you find at some of these venues.
So, if you’re not a fan of larger crowds, you may want to steer clear of this attraction. However, if you’re someone who tunes out everything around you when the show’s going on, or if you don’t mind rougher seating arrangements, you’re in for quite an entertaining evening.
At 1477 Casino Strip Boulevard, you will find Roxy’s Live. And if you plan on spending most of your time at Sam’s Town Casino or Hollywood Casino Tunica, you’re within a half-mile from all the entertainment Roxy’s Live provides.
In fact, they ended up attending multiple shows during their time in Tunica. However, our 3-star reviewer still had great things to say about the place, commending the bartender’s friendliness and the overall cleanliness of the place.
Roxy’s Live has not seen much action over the past year. However, if you’re here in the future, odds are you will find the place alive and well, back to its pre-pandemic days.
River Bend Links
If you’re at Sam’s Town Casino or Hollywood Casino Tunica and you’re interested in playing a round of golf, River Bend Links is where you will find it. Reviewers love the illustrious scenery the course provides, plus the challenge it offers to both new and experienced golfers.
It’s a well-maintained course, and given the reasonable pricing, you can say that the staff over-delivers on keeping the terrain in top-notch shape. It also boasts quite a diverse selection of wildlife, from deer to ducks, geese, and so much more.
Also, the course has stood the test of time, with many reviews on TripAdvisor stating that they have made multiple trips throughout the years.
Our Final Thoughts on Tunica, Mississippi
The Tunica Casinos alone make for an exciting vacation to the area. But if you’re someone looking for more than just a casino tour in one of America’s most vibrant casino destinations, Tunica, Mississippi, offers so much more.
So, pull a few solid attractions from today’s list and add them to your vacation itinerary. Odds are, you will end up having a blast here in the Tunica Resorts both on and off the casino grounds.
Plus, every attraction listed above will provide you a solid breather when you need a break from the floor.
Have you visited any of the attractions listed above? Or did you find other hot spots surrounding the Tunica Casinos? Let us know where you visited in the comments and tell us your stories. We are looking forward to reading about your experiences.