the gold strike casino and hotel is located in the harrah's complex in north tunica county. the gold strike is an upscale hotel and casino owned by mgm. the gold stike has the 800 seat millennium theatre which hosts live entertainment. the gold strike's 31 story hotel is the second tallest building in the state of mississippi.
harrah's is a huge casino and hotel complex in north tunica county. harrah's has three casinos, three hotels, numerious restaurants and bars, a rv resort and golf course. if you a looking for a one stop gambling experience harrah's offers all of the amenities that you would expect from this first class operation.
the town of tunica has nothing to do with gambling in that all of the casinos are located ten miles to the north. the town of tunica is the county seat of tunica county and for it's existance has been an agricultural town. of interest to the tourist is the tunica county courthouse and the downtown historic district. tunica's historic district is listed on the national register of historic places. a interesting place to visit to see a small mississippi delta town.
hollywood casino is located in the casino strip area of tunica county. hollywood casino slots, table games, and a poker room. hollywood casino has three restaurants, a hotel, and golf. this movie themed casino has an interesting collection of movie memorabilia.
sam's town is located just south of fitzgeralds in the casino strip area of tunica county. along with slots and table games sam's town offers four restaurants, a hotel, and golf. sam's town caters to the low stakes gambler.
fitzgeralds is located just south of the harrah's complex in north tunica county. fitzgerald's offers 1300 slot and video poker machines and 24 different table games. the resort has two restaurants and a hotel.
bally's is located just north of the harrah's complex in north tunica county. bally's tunica has a 19 th century rustic atmosphere and caters to low stake gamblers. for those interested in low limit tables bally's is your best choice in north tunica.
the horseshoe casino is part of the harrah's casino complex in north tunica county. what makes this casino unique from the two other harrah's properties in the complex is their bluesville show lounge. this entertainment venue offers live country, rock, and pop music. for acts, dates, and times see the attached web site.
the tunica roadhouse is part of the harrah's complex in north tunica county. this casino has a rustic look and is not as upscale as harrah's. if you like a more laid back gambling atmosphere the road house is an option in the harrah's complex.
U.S. Route 61, is the official designation for a United States highway that runs 1,400 miles from New Orleans, LA, to the city of Wyoming, MN. The highway generally follows the Mississippi River, and is designated the Great River Road for much of its route. The highway is called "The Blues Highway," because of the course it takes from Minnesota, through Memphis, TN, and into Louisiana (through Baton Rouge and into New Orleans).
There are several signed areas along the Blues Highway - a map can be picked up at the Tunica Visitors Center on Hwy 61 (although they were out when I visited). It seems like it might be a worthwhile thing to do - to learn more about the birth of the blues... :-)
Harrah's Tunica is a resort - and is huge. I only availed myself of the casino, but they also have a conference center, golf course, skeet shooting range, spa, and more...
This was a very nice casino - one of the Total Rewards properties. There is free valet parking in front of the casino (VERY nice, since it was incredibly hot, and the parking lot was quite full), and they offer the Paula Deen Backporch Buffet - I did not eat there, but it appeared to be very popular.
Just in front of the casino entrance is a nice park-like area, and they have fish and turtles in the water - from the bridge to the casino, there are machines from which you can buy pellet food for $.25 to feed them - that was fun. :-)
Another Total Rewards property in Tunica, MS - shares the parking lot with the Tunica Roadhouse and Gold Strike.
The Horseshoe Casino feels like a Vegas casino - similar layout, smoky, and lots of noise/activity. There were a lot of table games at this location - I like to play the penny slots and there were many of them here. I won $25 on the Underground Jack machine!
I liked the feel of the casino, but the heavy smoke made this one not an option for me to spend a lot of time...
So far, this is my favorite casino in Tunica. When I went, it was less smoky than the other casinos, and felt "newer" (do you know what I mean?) It helped that I gained a little there - not enough to make me rich, but kept me playing. I liked the vibe here - somewhat rustic with the sheet metal, aged wood, license plates and advertising signs - it felt like a brighter, cleaner roadhouse.
I was intrigued by the mechanical bull - it was early in the day and no one was riding it. Maybe next time I will give it a try! :-)
This is one of three casinos which share a parking lot - the other two were the Horseshoe and the Gold Strike. The Tunica Roadhouse is a Total Rewards property.
1 1/2 hour sightseeing cruise on the Mississippi River on the Tunica Queen Riverboat. The captain narrated for about 30 minutes, telling the history of the area, and "seamanship 101" for traversing the Mississippi River. Shmoopy and I enjoyed it - it was a beautiful day, and he was able to spot several types of birds from the ship. Once you get past the casinos (Fitzgerald's castle), there is not a whole lot to see, but it is an enjoyable time out on the water.
They sell your boarding photo for $10, which is about 1/2 the price of similar cruises I've taken. The inside of the ship is air conditioned and has a small gift shop, bar, and snack bar.
Fare is 17.50 for adults, $15.50 for seniors, and $8.75 for children (ages 5 -12), and they recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to sailing. Sail times are available on their website.
If you're in Tunica April 17, 18 & 19, 2008 head to the Tunica RiverGate Festival. It's an annual event and highly recommended. Definitly a family style event featuring free live entertainment with Ruby Wilson "Queen of Beale Street" singing the Blues on Friday night sponsored by the Fitz Casino & Hotel, Sorghum Hill Blue Grass band on Saturday afternoon 1pm and 3pm at Tate Log Cabin sponsored by Harrah’s Entertainment, and wrapping up Saturday Night with Sweetwater Jade 6 – 8pm sponsored by Sam’s Town. Carnival (THURSDAY Night wristband Night), Clowns, Train Rides, backyard barbecuing (Blind judging on Saturday), Tunica Idol Contest Saturday morning, Running of the HOGS, Studebaker Car Show, Crawfish Alley opens Thursday Night 7pm with their yearly Mudbug fest in their unique down on the Bayou corner alley of the Festival. New attraction also this year is Arts & Crafts with over 100 vendors expected. They also have Hot Air Balloon Rides. Go!!! It's so much fun and well worth the trip!