Biloxi Travel Guide

  • Deer Island, just off Biloxi Beach.
    Deer Island, just off Biloxi Beach.
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Biloxi Things to Do

  • Lighthouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    The lighthouse is a symbol of the city of Biloxi. We visited this 1848 lighthouse (which is made of cast iron - the second oldest cast iron lighthouse in the U.S.) the year after Hurricane Katrina when everything around the lighthouse had been destroyed and the lighthouse was closed to visitors. The tower had been closed in 2002 due to safety...

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  • Hurricane Katrina Memorial

    The Hurricane Katrina Memorial is a moving tribute to the casualties of that infamous storm. The Memorial stands 12' high - approximately the height of the storm surge that came through Biloxi. It is comprised of a tile mosaic depicting a wave, a glass case containing various items found in destroyed buildings, and a black marble wall listing the...

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  • Beach

    before the arrival of the gambling industry to biloxi the beach was the main tourist attraction in town. this white sand beach runs about 25 miles from biloxi to gulfport. there are numerous free parking spaces along the beach. the beach is on the mississippi sound and the water is very shallow. if you are a beach aficionado you will be disapointed...

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  • Beauvoir

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Beauvoir Confederate Cemetery contains 771 souls that are buried here that contain Confederate Veterans and their wives. Each of the graves are numbered. Jefferson Davis father is buried here too. Samuel Emory Davis that was born in Georgia in 1756. He served as a major in the militia of Lincoln County, Georgia during the American Revolution. He...

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  • Beau Rivage Casino

    4 out of 5 stars

    The two nicest (and for my $, most fun) casinos in the area sit next to each other. One is Beau Rivage. This is a former Wynn casino, now part of the MGM/Mirage system. It is very similar in feel and design to the Bellagio - including the beautiful check in area. What's more - it also is home to a truly awesome buffet (please see my dining tips.) I...

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  • Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Exhibits and artifacts relating the story of the seafood industry along the Mississippi Gulf Coast can be seen at the MARITIME & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM. Photographs, early boat engines, lighthouse lenses and a replica of a late 1800's oyster schooner. Open year -round. Mon. to Sat.9:00 to 4:30 Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 Admission charged

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Biloxi Hotels

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Biloxi Restaurants

  • Bootlegger's Pizzeria and Sports Bar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I just wanted to add a few more photos. Bootlegger's really is an awesome place. They have over twenty televisions, so when Football season starts it will be the place to be for sure. Good company, literally ice cold beer, and exceptional food and service. What more could you ask for.

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    I just wanted to add a few more photos. Bootlegger's really is an awesome place. They have over twenty televisions, so when Football season starts it will be the place to be for sure. Good company, literally ice cold beer, and exceptional food and service. What more could you ask for.

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  • A great place with a lot to offer.

    Bootlegger's is a true taste of Old Chicago cuisine right here in Biloxi. The pizza is amazing, as well as the other menu items we tried. They have two bars, a more dining friendly bar downstairs, and an upstairs Sports Pub with pool tables and games. Very friendly staff, and the bartenders are a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend that...

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Biloxi Nightlife

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  • casino

    in my opinion the beau rivage is the nicest casino in biloxi. they offer all of the gaming options that you would find in a better las vegas casino. the beau rivage also several good restaurants and three bars. the beau rivage is owned by harrah's and books top name entertainment. i have visited casinos in atlantic city, florida, las vegas, new...

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  • casino

    the palace casino is a budget casino on the bayside of biloxi. the palace caters to a local cleintelle and players on a budget. there is really nothing special about this casino but their hotel rooms are a good value. see my hotel tips for more information. casual.

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    boomtown is western themed casino located on bayside biloxi. boomtown caters to a less upscale player than the casinos on the beach. they offer lower table limits and pleanty of nickle slots. a nice casino for players on a budget. casual.

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Biloxi Transportation

  • Biloxi-Oceans Springs Bridge

    During Hurricane Katrina, the bridge between Biloxi and Ocean Springs on US Hwy 90 was destroyed. Big chunks of it were knocked into the water like dominoes. Now the shortest way between the towns is to take I-110 north out of Biloxi to D'Iberville then follow Lemoyne west to Washington. Washington takes you into Ocean springs. The other...

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  • Taxis in Biloxi

    Taxis in Biloxi are still very expensive. A ride from the Gulfport airport to downtown (about 15 miles) will run you $33... you can rent a car for an entire day for much less than that ($20 a day Mon-Thurs for a cheapy from Enterprise). I guess that's just their way of ripping off the tourists to pay to rebuild the south. Go south.

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  • Gulfport/Biloxi Airport

    Gulfport/Biloxi Airport (GPT) is under major renovations and resembles the airport in Beruit, or some other war-town city. It is a tiny airport with just 6 gates and 1 restaurant (the Gulf Grille). Luckily, it offers free wireless internet, enabling me to write this tip! There are only 5 airlines, serving just 8 major airports in the region...

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Biloxi Shopping

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  • Cheezy Tourist Shop with positives

    A huge beach-store with anything and everything beach-y from t-shirts to candy to pails and shovels. We went right after Christmas and they had everything x-mas at 1/2 off for some good deals. Right on the beach near the Beau Rivage. t-shirt middle range

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  • fresh seafood, meat and chicken

    If staying somewhere you can cook, or for taking home with you after your vacation, Quality Seafood is a MUST stop for local shrimp, fish, crabs, poultry and meats including local sausages,.They open at 7am and we stopped on our way home from Biloxi to Atlanta, Georgia with our trusty cooler and loaded up headless shrimp, whole shrimp, and cajun...

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  • Back for more~

    Like so many wonderful businesses that were literally destroyed when Katrina hit in 2005, Souvenir City has reopened its store in 2009. They have some before and after pictures of when Katrina hit inside of their store. The web site below has some photographs of the aftermath of Katrina to this wonderful establishment. We bought lots of postcards,...

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Biloxi Local Customs

  • Local Vietnamese Population

    There is a large Asian population in Biloxi bolstered by a large contingent of Vietnamese. The Vietnamese have a huge Buddhist Temple and a Catholic Church side by side on Oak Street, and they run numerous markets, shops, and restaurants.Many of the first returnees after Katrina were the Vietnamese who survive on the local fishing/seafood industry....

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  • Hurricanes

    The Mississippi Gulf Coast, despite being only about 75 miles east-to-west, is a frequent target of some of the nation's deadliest hurricanes. Most famous are Camille in 1969 and of course Katrina in 2005, but major hurricanes also struck in 1722, 1893, 1915, and 1947. Camille had 200 mile per hour winds and a 25 foot storm surge which eliminated...

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  • Events

    Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival - The festival held at Point Cadet in September and goes all day and night. They report to bring in the best regional amateur and professional chefs to prepare the seafood. Lots of arts and crafts vendors from all over the south sell their wares. Spring Pilgrimage - The Gulf Coast Garden Clubs open up many of the...

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Biloxi Warnings and Dangers

  • hurricanes

    anyone who has visited the mississippi gulf coast can testify to the danger and destruction of gulf hurricanes. fortunately for tourists hurricane warnings gives one plenty of time to leave the area of a forcasted landfall. as soon as there is a hurricane watch or warning leave the area immediately. the later you wait the exit roads become more...

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  • Why is this a rule?

    OK, I hate to break it to you....But as the sign says, you may not Molest Animals on the beach here.Sorry.

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  • Rules of the Beach

    The rules are pretty defined, so leave those bows and arrows at home.No tents during the hours of darkness unless approved No glass, china, or pottery No motor vehicles, except those permitted by the Sand Beach Authority No animals of any kind No firearms, air guns, or bow and arrows No fireworks, except by permit No fires, except those permitted...

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Biloxi Tourist Traps

  • Hermit Crabs as Pets

    by Amy1978 Written May 24, 2004

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    A lot of the tourist shops sell hermit crabs as pets. Really, this isn't such a great idea.
    We were sucked in, and bought two crabs (ah, the things you end up getting for the kids!) Most of the time, the crabs go into such a state of shock that they die shortly, whether it is from the wrong food, a trip in a hot car, not enough humidity, or a million other reasons.
    If you're just dying to get a hermit crab, read up on them first, and get them from your local pet shop, not from a tourist shop while on vacation. They are finicky, and harder to care for than the tourist shops would have you believe. .

    Unique Suggestions: If you want a souvenir, the tourist shops have many many other things... you will find something much more suitable, that won't die within 48 hours.
    The tourist shops have a wide variety of beachwear, jewelry, toys, stickers, fridge magnets, and a million other things that can be taken home a lot easier.

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Biloxi Off The Beaten Path

  • Long lived traditions like The...

    Long lived traditions like The Annual Blessing of the Fleet. All the shrimp boats parade past a Catholic Bishop and get blessed prior to the start of the shrimp season..

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  • Ring in the Oak

    There is a 400-year old oak tree along the north side of Highway 90 near the beach with a ring formed in one of its largest branches. According to legend, an Indian chief told his daughter she could marry a man who was an enemy if the tree formed a ring, and the next day the ring was there. It was probably formed by a lightning strike. The ring in...

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  • Biloxi's Vietnamese community

    Biloxi has a great Vietnamese community to explore, try one of these establishments: On the corner of Oak and Howard, in East Biloxi, an area called Point Cadet, there is a fine Asian grocery store called Hong Kong. You will find roasted pork and duck for sale in the back of the store, plus unusual produce and canned goods too. If you continue...

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Biloxi Sports & Outdoors

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    Mississippi Seawolves Hockey

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    During my last long visit in Mississippi (1998) we went to nearly every home game played by the Mississippi Seawolves of the East Coast Hockey League. Their first year in the ECHL was 1996 and they had a strong franchise until Hurricane Katrina. Their 2005-2006 season was washed out and they recently announced that their 2006-2007 season will also be canceled due to flooding of the interior of their home, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Work on the coliseum continues and concerts will finally restart in July 2006, almost one year after the hurricane. In the meantime, the players have scattered across the league. Who knows how the team will be rebuilt two years later? Perhaps an expansion draft type of system?

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Biloxi General

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  • Jefferson Davis Presidential...

    Here is something fellow VTer's can look forward too! They are working on building a beautiful new addition to Beauvoir! Sadly, the library pavilion (which use to be the Confederate Soldier's Hospital), the Hayes cottage, Soldier's Home Barracks replica, Confederate Soldier's Museum, gift shop, and the director's home were totally destroyed. She is...

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  • Paws and Stripes ~ USAF Dallas

    There was this wonderful gentleman MSgt Justin Jordan who had this adorable English Bulldog with him. Dallas is actually enlisted in the United States Air Force. Her duty is to accompany MSgt Jordan at all times and to alert him when she senses if he is going to have a flashback episode. She is specially training to assist him during such difficult...

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  • New Biloxi Visitor Center ~

    Something to look forward to for other VTer's who hopefully will visiting lovely Biloxi Ms. It's suppose to open in the Spring of 2011. It is wonderfully located directly across from the Biloxi Lighthouse and it will include the heritage of Biloxi's past and current events. It will include a convention center. Where big beautiful weddings,...

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