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    Biloxi Welcome Sign

    by TravellerMel Written May 20, 2013

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    The Biloxi Welcome sign is located in the Town Green Park, just across Highway 90 from the Hard Rock Casino (the same park where the Hurricane Katrina Memorial is located). Reportedly, the second most photographed landmark in Biloxi (after the Biloxi Lighthouse), the illuminated Welcome Sign is a reminder of another era - and makes for a great "title shot" in your photo album. :-)

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    Hard Rock Cafe/Hotel/Casino Biloxi

    by TravellerMel Written Apr 30, 2013

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    This is an all-in-one resort for the Hard Rocker! Listed on the Hard Rock Rewards website as three distinct locations, I was only able to get credit for two (the Cafe and the Hotel/Casino - the third is Hard Rock Live).

    The place is Hard Rock Cafe on steroids - memorabilia is everywhere! The casino is great, and they have a small but very nice poker room (which my husband loved). I can't comment on the rooms, since I haven't stayed there (yet), but I can certainly vouch for the casino and cafe! Staff is very friendly, and the Rock Shops have awesome merchandise - I spent way to much on pins, but then, I usually do... :-)

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    Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

    by dustmon Written Nov 16, 2012

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    Dedicated to George Ohr, a Mississippi "Master Potter" and I don't mean Harry!
    Frank Gehry designed the museum buildings and is very intriguing looking from the roadway.
    Tues-Sat 10 to 5
    rates from $5 to $10 admission

    front sign
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    Hard Rock Hotel

    by PinkFloydActuary Written Apr 30, 2011

    Right next to the Beau Rivage is the other casino that I found in the area to be a good time - the Hard Rock Hotel. Like the other Hard Rock casinos, this one is loaded with plenty of cool rock and roll memorabilia, and has great music on the casino floor. I spent most of my gambling time here, though I was on the machines as opposed to the tables. Everyone was very friendly - I went to an open table to get a $1 chip for a souvenir, and the dealer was so nice - she pulled out a bunch and looked through them to find the best ones she could. I also had a pleasant conversation with the lady at the players club desk. Self parking is easy to get in and out from. Where I think the Hard Rock in Vegas has a "hip" vibe to it, this place feels a bit more down to earth. A fun place to play!

    Welcome to Hard Rock! The Pink Floyd wall Makes me feel at home!

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    BILOXI SHRIMPING TRIP

    by LoriPori Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    For 40 years, the SAILFISH has been taking people out for their BILOXI SHRIMPING TRIP. You'll see first hand How, Why and What is actually caught on a real shrimping expedition. This is a trip for all ages

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    ABOARD THE SAILFISH

    by LoriPori Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You will enjoy this unique and interesting cruise ABOARD THE SAILFISH. Upon leaving the harbour, the shrimping net is set out with full details of how and what makes the net spread and operate correctly. The net will catch any and all sea creatures in its path along with the shrimp. The varieties range from Blue Crabs, Flounder, Stingray, Oysterfish, Squid, Pufferfish and numerous other species of local marine life. The entire catch will be identified by the Captain.

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    SHRIMPING TRIP & DOLPHINS

    by LoriPori Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    One real neat bonus of going on the Shrimping Trip was that we got to see a couple of DOLPHINS.
    They were following the "Sailfish" in hopes of getting a free meal and so were the seagulls.
    The Living Marine Adventure Cruise is about 70 minutes and is navigated in the calm, protected waters between Deer Island and the Biloxi shoreline.
    Operates late February through November.
    For daily departure times call the number listed below.
    Rates: $11.00 Adults
    $7.00 Children ( 4 - 12 )

    Hans and I got $1.00 Off Adults Coupons at the Biloxi Welcome Center.

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    IP Casino

    by msbrandysue Updated Feb 26, 2011

    Because the room rates were so cheap we decided to gamble in the casino as well. The downstairs had table games and some slots, while the upstairs room had mostly slots and a few tables (that remain closed as long as the downstairs tables are not completely full).

    Downstairs also holds more of the upscale lounges and restaurants. But the upstairs has the more laid back, casual sports book and bar where you can get food most of the night if you get hungry. It also has the breakfast buffet.

    The hospitality was wonderful here. While sitting at the same blackjack table for hours I met a few lovely dealers. One couple playing with us for a while had a member card (much like a rewards card) and while playing they earned a free breakfast buffet. And we came away with nothing. So lesson learned: get a players card! Even if you're there for the night only, you never know what the dealers/pit boss will let you have if you ask.

    My dad LOVE Vegas and have been many times but found pleasure here at the IP in Biloxi. We'd definitely go back.

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    Biloxi's Beautiful Beaches

    by Yaqui Written Nov 22, 2010

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    Although, there is still lots of construction with rebuilding many of the piers and marina's. The beautiful white sandy beaches are still inviting. It is just so tranquil to stroll along and just take in the beauty that is here and to feel the sandy between your toes. I love that feeling. Yes, the scars are visible, but where there is hope there will always be life!

    For more information:
    Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
    PO Box 6128
    Gulfport MS 39506
    (228) 896-6699
    (228) 896-6788 Fax
    (888) 467-4853 Toll free

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    Jefferson Davis & His Sons Statue

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 22, 2010

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    This statue is located on the property of Beauvoir and it is of Davis and his two sons Joseph and Jim Limber that was added in April of 2010. The other Jefferson Davis statue use to be in the Presidential Library, but thankfully it survived, although everything else was destroyed so they moved this statue to the front to keep watch.

    Beauvoir,is a National Historic Landmark, which includes the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, the restored antebellum home, the Confederate Museum and veterans cemetary on 51 landscaped acres, but most were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. Yet, most has been rebuilt or in work.

    The home was built by James Brown in 1848 a wealthy plantation owner who used it for his summer home. It was passed down to his widow after his death in 1866 and she kept it till 1873 still she could not longer afford it. Sarah Dorsey bought it and named it Beauvoir, French for beautiful view. Then in 1877 Jefferson Davis was looking for a place to rest and write his books. She was family friend so he was invited to stay and write his books. Evenually he fell in love with the place to offer to buy it and she agreed. Sadly she died before the sell was complete, but he she had left it to him anyway. Jefferson died in 1889, and it was passed down to his daughter Winnie who lived in it till her death in 1898. Jefferson's widow Varina sold the property to the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It was used till 1957. It has been maintained since as a memorial to Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Soldier.

    Hours: Seven days a week 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (summer)
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (winter)
    Admission: $7.50 Adults,
    $6.75 Seniors
    Active Military,
    $4.50 Children

    He faces towards the bay Keeping Guard!!
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    Biloxi Welcome Sign

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 22, 2010

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    Do any of your remember the lovely Victorian that was located in here? It is gone! Now in this park is the Hurricane Katrina Memorial and Hurricane Katrina Sculpture Trees. At least the sign endured, but the top part was blown off, yet the stone pillars stood there ground. It is amazing how the storm picked and chose which would survive and wouldn't. There is a plaque located at the foot of the sign and it reads:

    This sign was originally located in a city park at Reynoir and Railroad Streets, south of the depot. Constructed in 1910 by a group of local citizens known as the Biloxi Tourism Committee, the sign greeted visitors as they arrived by train. These pillars are from the original sign and are mode of ballast stones left by ships entering Ship Island Pass 12 miles south in the Mississippi Sound. The arch is a replica of the original, illuminated nameplate lost in Hurricane Camille. The Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce led the restoration of the sign here, on the Town Green, to commemorate Biloxi's Tricentennial, 1699-1999, and to welcome 21st century visitors to the historic City of Biloxi. Financial and in kind assistance were provided by City of Biloxi, Harrison County Board of Supervisors, Fountain & Lamas, Ltd., Architects, J.O. Collins Contractors, Inc., Mr. J.B. Richmond, Mr. Paul Lamey, Sr., Mississippi Power Company, and Signlite, Inc.
    BILOXI BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    PROJECT 2000

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    1904 U.S. Post Office, Courthouse, & Customhouse

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 22, 2010

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    This is the City Hall now. It use to be the U.S. Post Office, Courthouse, and Customhouse was built in 1904. It was designed by James Knox Taylor in Classical Revival style. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places since January 30, 1978.

    The first plaque:
    Biloxi City Hall
    Restoration 1986
    The United State Department of Interior has placed this property on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has named this building a Mississippi Landmark.

    Hurricane Elena caused extensive damage on September 2, 1985. Under the guidance of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the city undertook a complete restoration to blend the historic preservation with the building's modern use as the city hall by referendum the taxpayers of Biloxi authorized a bond issue to fund this restoration under the leadership of the bollowing officials:
    Mayor Gerald Blessey
    City Council
    Donald Marie St.
    William Stallworth
    F. Yankie Barhanovich
    Mary M. Capenter
    Dianne Harenski
    Robert A "Bob" Carroll
    Billy Fluty
    Architect Compton-Bolton Assoc. AIA
    Contractor Starks Contracting Co. Inc., Biloxi.

    Another Plaque reads:
    Biloxi Mississippi
    City Hall
    1960
    Building originally built in 1904 as Post Office, Court House & Customs House
    Laz Quave Mayor
    Roy L. Elder Commissioner
    D.A. Falio Commissioner
    J.O. Collins Contractor
    Stuart Evans Designer

    Third reads:
    1964 Modernization Program
    Improvements to 2nd and 3rd Floor
    J.A. Creel Commissioners
    W.K.DuKate
    John T. Collins Architects Leonard A. Collins
    Starks Contracting Company

    Biloxi Landmark #140

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    Unknown Tomb of the Confederate Soldier

    by Yaqui Written Nov 21, 2010

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    Located in the cemetery ground of Beauvoir is the Unknown Tomb of the Confederate Soldier. Remains were found in 1980 of a unknown Confederate soldier and was placed into this crypt in 1981 and is honored every year of its anniversary.

    Hours: Seven days a week 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (summer)
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (winter)
    Admission: $7.50 Adults,
    $6.75 Seniors
    Active Military,
    $4.50 Children

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    Biloxi's Marinas

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 21, 2010

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    Biloxia has many marinas that has a array of sport fishing or other charters available. Sadly many of the marina's are still trying to recover from all the damage from Hurricane Katrina. Yet, there are many who are doing ok.

    Boat Cruises

    Charter Boats/Sports Fishing

    For more info contact:
    Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
    PO Box 6128
    Gulfport MS 39506
    (228) 896-6699

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    Hard Rock Hotel Museum

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 21, 2010

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    What is so unique about the chains of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's is the whole interior decor is decorated with so many wonderful music memorabilia. If you ever wonder into this establishment, just walk around and explore the main interiors. You just never know what you may find.

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