The casinos in Tunica are great but if you're like me I want to get outside and see the rest of the resorts and play some golf. Everyone talks about Tunica's world-class gaming but I'm here to suggest going to Tunica for more than the casinos...championship golf! You can golf year round which is a big plus.
The Tunica National Golf & Tennis Club features a championship course, golf academy, tournaments, clubhouse and four indoor clay tennis courts. Two other championship golf courses, River Bend Links at Casino Strip Resorts and Cottonwoods Golf Course at Grand Casino Resorts, also offer a truly unique Tunica golf experience for everyone. All Tunica golf courses are challenging and fun for players of all levels, from seasoned players to the golf novice.
There are currently 9 casinos in Tunica, and you can hit them all pretty easily in a half day or so. There are two bunches: Gold Strike/Horseshoe/Sheraton and Sam's Town/Hollywood/Resorts Casino. The three loners are Ballys, Grand Casino, and Fitzgeralds.
I didn't really see much difference between the casinos. I thought the Hollywood casino, with all of the movie memorabilia throughout, was the most memorable. The games are decent and they have affordable table limits. It's not quite as fun an atmosphere as Vegas or Reno, but I can't pinpoint why. The clientele was fine for the most part - mostly down to earth people just having some fun. If you're a gambler, you'll probably have plenty to do to keep you busy, but if you're a casino hopper like myself, the Tunica casinos do tend to lose their allure fairly quickly.
If your into antiques and boutiques, you might want to come see downtown Tunica. Main Street has been completely remodeled from when I was a kid, and it looks great. You can shop, picnic, and visit the Vietnam war memorial. Give it an afternoon, it's worth it.
Tunica Coutny has two museums that are worth a look. The Tunica Museum is right on the outskirts of the town, and the River Park is on the River by Fitzgerald's Casino. Tunica Museum gears more towards the town and the county's history, and the River Park focuses more on the River (I know... duh.) I enjoyed learning more about this area and I think the stop would be interesting for most people. Both museums also have walking trails. I have been on the trail at the river park and it was very nice, and we even spotted some deer in the spring. It's approx. a 2 mile easy loop. If you have some spare time away from the Casino's you should check them both out.
The casinos are world class. But, for the spouse who is along for the ride or the gambler who needs a break, remember downtown Tunica, about 9 miles south of most of the casinos. Antiques? They're there. Just the right gift? Found that too. Museums of the river, the county and the town - the last two are free. Want a soda? Ice cream? Just a bench to sit for a while? It's all downtown.
Want a surpise? Here's what is real. I asked a cop where something was. She not only took the time to understand what I was asking, she asked (not told) me to follow her and she would show me where I thought I wanted to go. She even radioed the police station for suggestion!
I may speak a foreign language (Yankee) but I felt welcome everywhere I went.
One of the most overwhelming things about the whole setup of this town was the KidsQuest child care building at Grand Casino Tunica. It was a large freestanding building instead of just a babysitting area I'd seen at other KidsQuest locations in smaller casinos. I was quite frankly taken aback by its size, because it quite clearly sent the message that there's nothing else for kids to do at this place. I took Nathalie with me as we visited each resort, but it was extremely awkward. Children are not supposed to be on the casino floor and frequently we had to be escorted by security guards just to visit a gift shop, restaurant or bathroom during our travels.
TRY TO VISIT MORE THAN ONE CASINO, REMEMBER USE YOUR PLAYERS CARD. HOLLYWOOD HAS GREAT MOVIE MEMOBILIA - GOLD STRIKE IS THE TALLEST BUILDING IN MISSISSIPPI - THE HORSESHOE HAS JACK . GAMBLING OF COURSE IS THE GAME.
SERVICE WITH PELENTY OF SOUTHERN HOSPILITY ITS YOUR CHOICE. RULES OF THUMB HAVE FUN, BUDGET MONEY AND POSSIBLY ASSIGN A DESIGNATED DRIVER IF TRAVELING PERSONAL VECHICLE.
Casinos! Casinos! More Casinos! This is the 'mini-Las Vegas' of Mississippi. There are about ten large casinos scattered over several acres. They aren't right next door to each other (with a few exceptions), so there's plenty of room to grow. If you like gambling or visiting casinos, this is the place to be!
resorts casino is located in the casino strip area of tunica county. resorts offers slots, table games, three restaurants, and a hotel. resorts caters to a low stake palyer.