The Biloxi casinos are the top reason why tourists travel to Biloxi, Mississippi. Just like Vegas, Atlantic City, and Mississippi’s own Tunica Resorts, Biloxi owns quite a casino scene. But if you’re looking for activities outside the casino realm, today’s post is one you should read thoroughly.
You will find a bit of everything in Biloxi outside the casinos. Whether you’re looking to tour the town at the beach, bay bridge, or lighthouse, or if you’d like education at the Seafood Industry Museum or Museum of Art, you will find all of it in Biloxi.
Are you ready to discover all of what the attractions surrounding the Biloxi Casinos offer? So if you’re planning a trip to a casino in the area, then keep reading and you will be able to construct quite the vacation itinerary.
One of TripAdvisor’s recipients of the 2020 Travelers Choice Awards, Beauvoir is at 2244 Beach Boulevard, and it served as the home of the ex-president of the former Confederate States of America. It’s also where he spent the remaining 12 years of his life when the Civil War ended.
It’s notable to mention that this is also the location in which he wrote his memoirs, so there is a lot of history at this old home. You might learn a thing or two about how these people viewed the world at the time and how much it differs to the world we find ourselves living in today.
If you’re interested in seeing what’s available in the home, they have three major exhibits that include the Rotating Gallery, Soldier’s Exhibit, and the President Davis Exhibit. Oh, and there’s also a research library inside the home.
So, if you’re interested in learning more about the Civil War era, it’s worth a look.
Biloxi Visitors Center
If you enjoyed learning more about history at Beauvoir, head over to the Biloxi Visitors Center next, especially given its proximity to the old home. You’ll find it at 1050 Beach Boulevard, and its claim to fame exists in the breathtaking overview you will receive of Biloxi, Mississippi.
You’ll also find many exhibits regarding some of the area’s most prominent families throughout the past three centuries.
And of course, the visitors center contains several brochure racks that will provide you more information on both the attractions you will find in today’s post, as well as other places that didn’t make the cut.
Oh, and if you’re looking for physical copy references for our Biloxi casinos, you will find them here, too.
On Beach Boulevard, you’ll also find Biloxi Beach. If you’re looking to have some fun under the Mississippi sun, this is the place you want to spend the day. Perhaps you’ll head over to Beauvoir and the Biloxi Visitors Center first, then spend the day here.
This is also a great location to visit if you’re at Treasure Bay Casino, given its proximity to the gaming outlet.
They also have a vibrant boardwalk here that reviewers on TripAdvisor rave about. It’s great for a morning walk, and you will run into people who have traveled here from all over the country.
Reviewers have also commended the location for its cleanliness, and that despite its status as one of the top attractions in Biloxi, it never gets crazy crowded. Therefore, you can set up shop without worrying much about the need to make room for others.
This old lighthouse has remained a mainstay in the Biloxi region since its construction in 1848, and its significance as one of the South’s first cast-iron lighthouses has rendered it a signature landmark. This is especially so over the past decade-and-a-half following Hurricane Katrina.
It remained in operation until 1939, and its significance holds an even greater status given the number of female lightkeepers who graced the location. The Coast Guard took control of the property until 1968, when they sold it to the City of Biloxi.
After sustaining damage from Hurricane Katrina, the lighthouse sat in near-disrepair for over three years before the City of Biloxi placed the structure under a 14-month restoration project and opened the lighthouse for tours to the public starting in March 2010.
The lighthouse has remained a fixture in the city ever since.
Biloxi Bay Bridge
This is one of the finest bridges in the region to take a walk over and enjoy the spectacular view of the bay you are guaranteed to receive. It’s especially picturesque during sunset. So, if you’re looking for a place to embark on a romantic walk with your significant other, consider the Biloxi Bay Bridge.
And if you’re gambling at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, you need not go far. Its proximity to the casino is about one-fifth of a mile away.
You might find yourself gambling at Beau Rivage Casino but also looking to enjoy some fine minor league baseball. Well, that’s not unheard of! And MGM Park is where it’s happening. Head over to 105 Caillavet Street in Biloxi and you’ll find the finest Double-A ball in action with the Biloxi Shuckers, who are affiliated with the MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers.
As a family-friendly attraction, this is the ideal place to bring your entire crew if they too are craving some live sports. And since we’re talking about the minor leagues, you’re getting some reasonable prices for both tickets and concessions.
So, it’s a cost-effective way to have a good time when you need a break from the casino. They also have plenty of parking, which negates the unnecessary effort to fight traffic, plus an eclectic gift shop if you’re looking to get in on some Shuckers merchandise.
Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
This is one of the most popular museums in the region. You’ll stumble across the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum at 115 1st Street. If you’re looking for a behind-the-scenes look into the history of the seafood industry, this place has literally everything.
You will find an immense collection of artifacts depicting what a day’s work looked like in the industry since it came to Biloxi.
Many reviewers on TripAdvisor have openly admitted they had zero interest in the seafood industry and only visited for a way to pass the time, and even they could not believe the value that the community had put into this place.
Others have pointed to the exhibits featuring Hurricane Katrina as the primary reason for stopping by. You will find a moving video of the hurricane and the damage it caused in the region. So, if you’re looking for yet another cool history lesson in the area, this museum provides.
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
From the maritimes to art, head over to 386 Beach Boulevard and you will find this gem. If you’re at New Palace Casino Point Cadet, you’re within one mile of the place. It’s also within one mile of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum.
Expect to spend at least an hour at this interesting outlet. And the second you check out the place’s exterior architecture, you know you’re in for a unique experience. One reason for the building’s uniqueness stems from the collection of artwork you will find inside.
They go to great lengths to find only the most innovative, creative, and independent works. So, if you’re looking for something rather eclectic, odds are you will find what you’re looking for at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum.
Take a break from the gaming at the Biloxi Casinos and discover arguably the most original pieces of artwork in America.
Hurricane Katrina Memorial
And finally, we’re onto the most moving attraction near the Biloxi Casinos—the Hurricane Katrina Memorial. You won’t spend much time here, but this significant landmark has engraved the names of those who died or went missing during Hurricane Katrina.
Again, you won’t spend too much time at this small location. But to discover the keepsakes donated and the height of the waters during the storm will show you the true impact that America’s worst natural disaster left behind.
So Come and See All Biloxi Mississippi Has to Offer
The Biloxi Casinos will remain the top attractions in town. However, if you’re someone who is craving more than just a casino tour in the region, today’s post will have helped you find at least a few more attractions to explore.
Remember, today’s list just talks about the best attractions in the area, so Biloxi is not limited to only the above. Instead, use today’s post as a way to gain a few cool ideas on touring Biloxi. But odds are, you will find over 100 cool things to do—especially if you find time to step into the Visitors Center.
Have you visited Biloxi, Mississippi? If so, did you visit any of the casinos in the region or the attractions listed in today’s post? Let us know in the comments, and tell us about your experience. We are looking forward to reading your stories.