Tunica is a town in Tunica County, Mississippi, United States, located near the Mississippi River. Historically part of an agricultural area, the town lies on the fringe of a growing gambling resort area, with major casinos attracting visitors from nearby Memphis, Tennessee and all over the Southeast.
Tunica National Golf and Tennis Complex
The $12 million golf course is Tunica County's third and finest. Designed by McCumber & Associates, one of the world's premiere golf course architectural firms, the 212-acre public course was created to guarantee rewarding play for beginners as well as professionals. The beauty of the course, according to superintendent Jason Lloyd, is in the dramatic contours.
The town is the fourth community to serve as county seat of Tunica County, succeeding earlier county seats at Commerce (1839-1842, 1842-1847), Peyton (1842, temporary) and Austin (1847-1888).
Harrah's Tunica - Cottonwoods
Cottonwoods At the Harrah's Casino Resort Tunica, MS is a golf experience like no other. This 18-hole Hale Irwin championship course has a Scottish links feel with gentle rolling fairways, three lakes, and beautifully landscaped cart paths. Cottonwoods is a Par 72, 7,000-yard challenge for seasoned players, and offers a sense of adventure and fun for the novice. Children under 10 years of age are not allowed on the course. Children 10 and older may play golf when accompanied by a playing parent.
Over half the holes border water
Crenshaw bent grass greens
Signature holes include: 600-yard par 5, island green
Club rentals available
Lessons available by appointment
Prior to the emergence of casino gaming, Tunica was notorious for the level of poverty among its African American population. "Sugar Ditch" was the name of a three-street neighborhood which saw destitution that rivaled third world ghettos in Africa or South America, causing the Rev. Jesse Jackson to label it "America's Ethiopia" in a late 1980's visit.
The Town of Tunica is served by the Tunica County School District and is the home of the private Tunica Academy.
The Tunica area is now the third largest gaming region in the United States, after Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Its booming effect on the local economy has spurred population growth in unincorporated parts of the county outside Tunica proper. Since 1990, the town's name has been popularly associated with multiple casinos in close proximity to the Mississippi River. However, the current group of casinos actually starts in the community of Tunica Resorts, some 10 miles north of the town of Tunica, and extending to the DeSoto County line. Tunica Resorts was originally named "Robinsonville", but the name was changed in 2005 to eliminate confusion over the location of the casinos, which have always used the name "Tunica" in reference to their location. Success of these gaming houses in northern Tunica County came at the expense of the area's first group of casinos in the early 1990s, located just northwest of Tunica proper, in an area known as Mhoon Landing — much of what comprises the current census designated place of North Tunica. These casinos were closed or moved as larger resorts opened closer to Memphis, Tennessee.
River Bend Golf Course
River Bend Links in Tunica/ Robinsonville, Mississippi
The name alone conjures up images of wind swept treeless terrain, and that is exactly what River Bend Links is. Golf course architect Clyde Johnston describes his River Bend Links course as "a field of dunes". Clyde transformed this cotton field into a marvelous Scottish links style course. Built next to the Mississippi River animals still inhabit the area, during the round you may see deer, fox, or wild turkey.
Unlike the area including casinos along Mississippi's Gulf Coast region, Tunica was not in the path of Hurricane Katrina. As a result, some of the regular Gulf Coast customer traffic from casinos has drifted northward to Tunica County.
Though the casinos lie outside of the town limits, the effects of tax revenue generated is notably felt inside the town. Major improvements to the public school system and downtown district are among the most visible aspects currently; long-term effects include major highway improvements on U. S. Highway 61 and a much-discussed potential expansion of Tunica Municipal Airport.
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Retail Shopping Guide Historic Old Town Tunica
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Discover the Other Side of Tunica
Mississippi Excursion Riverboat
Cruise times and Descriptions
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn could only dream of cruisin' the river in style on a boat like the Tunica Queen. Tunica visitors can now enjoy the river and entertainment.
Tunica County Museum
Take a trip from Tunica's past to present in the new Tunica County Museum. Experience what life was like before the casinos. Interesting fact filled fun tour.
Tunica's RiverPark Center
Experience the Mississippi River at Tunica's RiverPark Center. Overlooking the Mississippi River, Tunica's River Park offers visitors a chance to explore the Mississippi River's history and culture on the Delta. Dioramas, short films, interactive exhibits, a Mississippi River aquarium, and spectacular views await you on the River's Edge in Tunica near Fitzgerald's Casino. The Park is located on 168 acres and when totally completed will offer exciting new additions with wetland nature trails, harbor, marina, and more. Visit River Park and "experience" the mighty Mississippi River and her heritage.
The RiverPark is a Family oriented attraction and handicapped visitor friendly.
Arkabutla Lake and Dam
Is Located Only Minutes from the Tunica Casino District
Campers, Fishermen, Nature Lovers, Hunters, just 15-20 minutes from the lights of the casinos of Tunica you can relax in the beauty of nature.
Attractions and Places to go, the Children would enjoy in Tunica Resorts Mississippi.
Please note no one is allowed on the Casino floor unless they are 21 years of age.
As of 2007, some Tunica Resorts residents are trying to incorporate their community into a separate town government, rather than exist under the jurisdiction of Tunica County or move toward annexation into the town of Tunica. If Tunica Resorts incorporates, the new town government would be a direct beneficiary of casino tax revenue, enabling construction of municipal government offices. Depending on population and revenue growth, fire and police stations, libraries and other public infrastructure could be other likely additions. Potential effects on the existing town of Tunica are unclear.
Bally's Casino and Hotel Tunica
1450 Bally Blvd.
Tunica Resorts, Ms. 38664
Walk into Bally's and the rustic delta decor makes you feel you are in the 1980's with the real silo and open beamed ceiling.
Relaxed Casual atmosphere covers the 40,000 sq feet of gaming space. Casino floor hosts over 1,200 slot machines , 25 gaming tables. Blackjack. Let it Ride, Caribbean Stud Poker, 21+3, Roulette and craps. Bally's hosts 12 variations of Video Poker. High Limit slots $5.
Bally's Penny Pay Junction is filled with your favorite multi-denomination EZ Pay video slots for just $0.01, $0.02 or $0.05 a spin!
Don't forget to stop by the Player Booth for your Bally's Tunica Player's Card.
Meeting room - Meeting rooms available inquire at 1-800-38-BALLY
Cornucopia Buffet - Features down home cookin', Asian garden plus fantastic desserts. Open Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday -
Sunday 7 a.m. - 2 a.m. click here for review
The Silo Eatery - Open 24 hours - Offering super subs, hamburgers, pizza and even ice cream.
The Barn - "It Ain't Health Food" Hours Wed-Thurs 5pm - 10pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday 5pm -2am.
Entertainment - Enjoy Free Live Entertainment see Schedule
HOTEL - Bally's Hotel has 238 Hotel rooms, suites, Jacuzzi, mini refrigerators, Sundeck, exercise room. Affordable Rates. Bally's hotel is not connected to the Casino. A Bally's Shuttle runs from Hotel to Casino. *$50 Check in deposit required. Accepts major credit cards.
POOL - All Hotel Guests have complimentary use of the seasonal outdoor pool located on the first floor. Towels are provided for your convenience. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Where's the Best BBQ Ribs in Tunica?
by Jen Cuthbertson
This is one of the most asked questions in emails we receive. Tunica visitors know the South is known for some of the best BBQ in the country and well what's a trip to Tunica with out barbqued ribs? If you ask frequent Tunica goers where to go, the first word out of their mouth is Bally's. The award winning tasty dry rub ribs are hickory smoked fresh right there at Bally's! If you prefer Wet Ribs, sauce is available to "juice them up." Each mouth watering rib is tender and tasty leaving you with a "I gotta come back here" feeling.
Update: We thought Cornucopia Buffet's Ribs couldn't be beat. We were wrong! Bally's The Barn has delicious, tender, smoked, wet bbq'ed ribs that would make any rib eater let out a big sigh followed by a yum. Any way you look at it you can't go wrong at Bally's The Barn or Cornucopia Buffet for ribs!
When you walk into the Cornucopia Buffet and look around at the high tin ceiling and barn wood walls you feel you are in someone's fancied up barn. Then when you taste the home cooked southern treats you have piled on your plate you wonder if Grandma is in the kitchen.
BBQ Ribs aren't the only thing you will find on the Cornucopia Buffet that will delight your tastebuds at Bally's. Other than the Southern Home Cooked station of Southern Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish Filets, Delicious BBQ'ed Beans, Greens, Okra, Carrots, Peas, and assorted vegetables you will find the Asian Station, The Pasta Villa, Salad Bar, Breads, and Sweets and Treats.
In the Asian Station you will find egg rolls, soups, fried rice, lo mein, those delicious long crisp fresh seasoned green beans, and a variety of Asian dishes.
The Pasta Villa varies with an array of Italian and Mexican fair including lasagna, stuffed shells, enchiladas, and freshly baked pizzas, just to name a few.
Sweets and Treats Station offers enticing cakes, pies, puddings, no sugar added desserts or you can make your own ice cream sundae with all the fixin's! There is something for everyone even fresh fruit, like apples and bananas for the health conscience. Click on the pic and take an up close look at what awaits you at Bally's Cornucopia Buffet.
Bally's Cornucopia Buffet is an extra value because for a limited time only $1 Comp Dollar will get you your choice, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner buffet. You can treat yourself to some fine southern cooking, making it the best bargain in town.
Smoking and Non Smoking Seating Available.
Next time you are in Tunica, stop by Bally's and dive into some lip smacking, finger lickin' good food at the cornucopia buffet. Tell them Jen sent ya! You may see us there.
Hours of operation are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Breakfast - $7.50 - 7am -10:30am.
Lunch - $8.45 - 11am - 4:30pm.
Dinner - $12.50 - 5pm - 11pm (shrimp available on dinner buffet)
Friday, Saturday, and Sundays:
Breakfast - $7.50 - 7am- 10:30am
Lunch - $8.45 - 11am - 4:30pm
Dinner - $12.50 - 5pm - 2am. (shrimp available on dinner buffet)
* Price may vary due to fluctuation in seasonal food costs.
Bally's Casino The Barn Review
"It Ain't Health Food" is the slogan for the new Bally's Casino Tunica Dining Venue, THE BARN
By Jen Cuthbertson
It is true some of the menu items at Bally's Casino Tunica THE BARN, do tend to not be on any weight reducing menu, but there is enough variety and selections anyone will enjoy dining in The Barn. When we decided to venture over to The Barn, we cast our dietary rules to the side, knowing this was a "job" and we had to do it right. (grin).
The setting is that of a barn complete with a trough full of iced beers, red lantern ceiling lights, and the blues playing in the background. The sound system is so good I caught myself looking to see who was playing.
I happened to be in the restaurant just before opening while the employees were coming into work. As I was sitting there I noticed one by one the employees came in, they were all wearing big grins on their faces and had a bounce in their step. Each smiling face greeted Nash Wilson (pictured), The Leader of the Pack in the Barn. I know that isn't his official title, but.... a deserved title. Nash has magically instilled in his staff an upbeat attitude which flows over to making your dining experience a happy one. This is a major accomplishment in the dining industry; we give Nash and his staff a definite two thumbs up for quality, hospitality, and customer service.
Michelle was "in charge" of us, and believe me she had her hands full. We were there to soak up every bit of ambiance and culinary challenges presented to us. Bally's Executive Chef Willie Singleton had teased me weeks ago about a Lobster Corn Dog.
I had enjoyed fried Lobster once before and was really anxious for The Barn to open and try a good ole' southern prepared lobster. First things first ...Bring on the Fried Lobster on a Stick. Tom and I usually try to order something different so we can taste more dishes, in this case I could not sway him to order anything different. In fact he had two!
Let me tell you if you have the opportunity to try the Lobster on a Stick - squeeze a dab of lemon juice on it, and dip it in The Barn's own special remoulde sauce just before you pop it in your mouth and the taste will just explode.
The Lobster on a stick is served in a martini glass with lemon wedges. The only problem I can see with this, as I conveyed to Nash, is a need for larger martini glasses, or maybe just fill up a big mixing bowl of them. I know they are just an appetizer but wow are they delicious and worth a trip to The Barn.
Our companions had the Potato Skins and the Spinach Artichoke Dip with Tortillas. I found the Dip one of the best, really tasty. Next time along with my Lobster on a Stick I will need to give the Ragin' Cajun Crab Dip a try, I heard I had missed something by not ordering it and the people at the next table really didn't want to share.
Now the entrée - I scan the menu for something different aha! Chicken Under a Brick! Okay... I get a flash back of my grandmother putting a hunk of a 2x4 with a handle on it on top of bacon and steaks to cook it even. I have seen stones for cooking and harden clay hunks. I thought these were all secrets no cook would ever tell and here it is printed on the menu they used a brick! Here's the description: Half a Chicken, marinated and pan fried with a real brick on top. The moistest, most delicious chicken and crispiest smokey skin imaginable. Well I am here to tell you they didn't lie. Oh and to top off the flavor the chicken is served surrounded by grilled sweet onions and peppers, with a side of baked sweet potato with cinnamon butter. Are you hungry yet?
What I am about to tell you may not be important to you but to me it tells me a lot about a place. No White Plates! Time after time we go to restaurants and it is very rare that we see where management has used their imagination and brought some color to the table. The Barn uses Bright Red Plates! Also the hot food is served on a hot plate and the cold food is served on a cold plate. To me that is a huge hint the kitchen is concerned about what they prepared and how the food will be served to you. We found that at The Barn at Bally's Tunica. I knew the kitchen staff was proud of what they had prepared.
On to other goodies we had the opportunity to sample. One of our companions had Prime Rib. The meat was well seasoned and the flavor was through and through. Another example of time spent on preparation. I didn't get to taste the prime rib but the hmmms coming from across the table were a definite signal it was great.
Are you tired of going to restaurants and ordering shrimp and you look around for Mrs. Paul? Same old breading and you picture tons of shrimp going thru an assembly line being dumped in plastic bags. Well your search is over for the flavor of homemade breaded fried shrimp. The Barn makes a seasoned biscuit breading (must be a special recipe) and fries the shrimp to a golden brown. Good Stuff! Try it Mikey!
Some people just can't go out to eat unless they have a steak. I married one. When he sees his order coming toward the table, Tom gets this "Bring it on!" look and he sits up real straight with his artillery in hand (knife and fork). He can be really picky too. Some times I just sit there and hope he doesn't say anything out loud. The steak comes. I hold my breath. It is grilled nicely with a light crust of seasonings. He cuts into it and it is too done. Oh Mercy, I taste it and actually I love it. He doesn't say anything but our attentive server, Michelle, comes over and says, "Oh No, I am so sorry. That is too done" and whisks his plate away, she brings him back something to munch on while they prepare him another steak. Now some of you may think that is a negative thing, and I am sure the chef may cringe when he reads this, but it is a very positive move which will bring us back over and over again. Tom got several I am sorrys and it was our mistake and that is something rare (no pun intended) we hear on steak orders. No body got mad and we didn't hear the steak hit the wall in the kitchen. It was a very smooth move and Tom was one happy camper. Again two thumbs up on service!
Before I get to the dessert I have to make a comment on the rolls. Each table gets a "healthy" sized basket of homemade rolls. If you are a bread lover, you will need to reach in the bottom of your soul and grab on to that extra willpower to keep from putting the basket in front of you and not sharing. Honestly they need to come with a warning label.
Mike Bruno and Executive Chef Willie Singleton decided we needed to be one of their guinea pigs and try something they were working on. (I love this part of my job). They bring out a plate with what I call a juicy biscuit. You know those big homemade biscuits that we all enjoy? Well, this one is a tad different.... It was baked then Deep Fried and served with honey. Can you imagine? The taste was out of this world good. I do so hope the Fried Biscuit makes it as a regular item on the menu. Maybe they will throw in some of Granny's Chocolate Gravy! Who knows? But you can guarantee we will be back checking on them.
Are we to dessert yet? Yep. The menu reads: Chocolate Tower of Terror 1st item. I saw no need to go any further, but they did offer Cheesecake Brulee, Rich Peach Cobbler, Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae, Mile High Apple Pie, and Ice Cream. I don't know if it was the mention of mega rich cake or the terror part, but the Chocolate Cake had to come to the table. Michelle warns us that it was a large serving and boy was she right. Six rich layers of chocolate cake covered in a semi sweet chocolate icing dripping down the sides. Tom didn't waste much time slicing the cake into 4 servings for us all to enjoy with a hot fresh brewed cup of coffee to top off one heck of a fantastic dining experience.
I already know what I will order next time. There is an enticing description of their ¾ lb Burgers and Sandwiches and the words include Naked, C.O.B and S.O.B and Willie Philly on the menu. Sounds like a challenge huh?
Actually The Barn had me with the Lobster on A Stick; they reeled me in with the chicken, set the hook with the rolls, and closed the deal with one of the best chocolate cakes, I have ever tasted.
One more thing and then you can go make your plans to test drive The Barn yourself.
If you are satisfied and had a good time, just as you leave The Barn there is a big barn bell for you to ring. This is a compliment to the staff. They stop what they are doing and applaud. I need you to do something for me. I forgot to ring the bell, when you go will you ring it an extra time for me? Make it loud and "healthy". They deserved it.
Fitzgerald's Casino and Hotel Tunica
711 Lucky Lane
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi 38664
Ahhhhhhh! The luck of the Irish! Fitzgerald's Casino and Hotel are located on the Mississippi River in Tunica county Mississippi.
Fitzgerald's hotel is connected to the casino. Covered parking is available. Scenic View of the Mississippi River. Among the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta you will find a Castle full of 36,000 sq ft of gaming excitement 24 hours a day. 1,200 slot machines and 34 table play.
Slot players at Fitzgerald's Casino can earn double points on their Club Fitz Players Card when playing $1.00 and above slots during any day of the week. Players should be sure to use their Club Fitz Players Card whenever playing in order to accumulate the points which can equate to cash back, complimentaries and more.
All members of the Club Fitz Players Card Club receive a 10% discount in the O'Lucky Gift Shoppe no matter what point balance the player may have.
Fitzgerald's Hotel - 1-888-766-LUCK - Fitzgerald's currently has 507 Hotel Rooms and Suites. Plans are on the drawing board to add more. Refrigerator's in room on request. Safe Deposit boxes on request. Coffee Maker, hair dryers, pay per view plus cable channel TV, Fitness Center, Indoor Swimming Pool and Hot Tub.
Blackjack * Royal Match 21 * 21 Madness * Craps * Roulette * Caribbean Stud Poker *Three Card Poker * Let It Ride *Wild Hold'em *Fold'em
Be sure and take a moment before entering the Fitzgerald's Casino to rub the Blarney Stone from Ireland at the front door.
Variety of Choice Dining.
Availability: This property may take up to 24 HOURS to confirm rates and reservations.
Dining - Castle Court Buffet - Southern Cooking and Ethnic Cuisine delight the palate. Salads, Soups, Seafood and Plenty of delightful desserts to choose from the dessert bar.
Shamrock Cafe - Casual Dining - Open 24 hours a day. Serving steak to breakfast, wide variety menu watch for specials.
Mister B's Steakhouse - Romantic atmosphere, lush comfy seating, quiet, and best of all, fine dining without a dress code. Relax and enjoy delectable dishes such as Shrimp, Sea Bass, Steak, Salmon and more. Limericks has recently changed their menu bringing back by popular demand some of their famous items. Limericks opens at 4pm and Reservations are required. Watch for Limerick's unbelievable specials such as Steak and Shrimp for only $13.95. Treat yourself! Enjoy!
Fitzgerald's is located next to the new River Park.
Fitzgeralds Tunica and its affiliates are wholly owned by Detroit businessman Don H. Barden who, with the 2001 acquisition of the three Fitzgeralds properties located in Tunica, Mississippi; Las Vegas, Nevada and Black Hawk, Colorado became the first African American to wholly own a national casino company.
Gold Strike Casino Resort Hotel Tunica
1010 Casino Center Drive
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
Gold Strike Casino Resort Tunica one of the tallest building in the state of Mississippi. The towering Golden Mirrored 31 story building houses 1,200 hotel rooms and suites.
Casino is decorated in Las Vegas Style luxury with plenty of Crystal Chandeliers and marble entry way and a majestic view of the Mississippi River. Gold Strike Casino has 1,482 slot machines and 50 gaming tables in it's 50,000 sq ft. Gold Strike Casino is located in Casino Center with Horseshoe and Sheraton Casinos.
Hotel - Hotel is connected to casino. Each room has coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Their is a variety of suites to choose from for that special occasion, Valentine's day, Anniversary, or just a romantic get away. Pool, Spa, Massage therapy, Tanning.
Entertainment - Gold Strike has Headliner entertainment at the Millennium Theatre.
Free Live entertainment at the Bar.
If you haven't been to Gold Strike in awhile you will need to stop by the Player's Club for a new Card. If you have never been ... definitely stop at the player's Club to register for card for comps and discounts according to your play.
The ONE CLUB card is free and is good at 8 Casinos owned by Mandalay Resort Properties in Nevada and Mississippi.
Gold Strike Casino Hotel is recognized by the players and readers of this website for 29 Best of Tunica Poll Awards for 2004
THE ATRIUM CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS
The Atrium Café at Gold Strike is the only 24 hour full service restaurant in any of the Tunica casinos. Now the Atrium has added daily specials to the menu. These new items offer variety to an already distinct menu. Daily Specials are priced between $7.99 and $11.99.
CHICAGO STEAKHOUSE OFFERS EXTENSIVE WINE LISTS
With a menu of entrees that cannot be surpassed, the Wine Spectator Award-winning Chicago Steakhouse is now offering a standard wine list and a reserve wine list to appeal to the most distinguishing palate.
Editor's Note: Chicago Steakhouse - Fine Dining - Gold Strike is taking Chicago's up a notch. Chicago is on it's way to a 5 star dining establishment. If you want the finest in dining in Tunica and a memorable culinary experience make your reservations for Chicago Steak House on your next Tunica Trip. Two Thumbs Up!
Dining Review with photos Click here
THE COURTYARD BUFFET HAS A NEW LOOK
“This is really nice,” one customer commented on the new Courtyard Buffet’s interior upgrade. “I forgot I was in a buffet.” If you haven’t been in Gold Strike Casino Resort’s Courtyard Buffet lately, you won’t recognize it. We’ve taken it up a few notches and created an atmosphere unlike any other in the market. It’s the look and feel of fine dining with free seconds!
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS FOR MID-WEEK MEALS AT COURTYARD BUFFET
In the mood for Mexican, Italian or Cajun? Tuesday nights are Fat Tuesdays with a New Orleans style Cajun theme, Wednesday nights are Olé Mexican nights and Thursday nights are Italian nights. Each theme night also brings complimentary and complementing beverages (Tuesday hurricanes, Wednesday margaritas, and Thursday wine, of course).
WHY JUST GET THE TAILS?
Gold Strike’s Friday & Saturday Night Seafood Buffet now features whole lobster in place of the lobster tails! That alone is cause for a quick trip to the buffet.
Head to Gold Strike’s Food Court for the Burger Meal featuring a cheeseburger, fries and a regular drink for just $6.25.
AND WE DELIVER…
Gold Strike Room Service has added a full pizza menu to its variety of offerings. Call for pizza delivery from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Gold Strike's food court features
Gold's Deli - featuring Starbucks coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts
Harrah's Casino Hotel and Resort Tunica
13615 Old Highway 61 North
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi 38664
You name it .... it is at Harrah's Tunica located south of Memphis, Tennessee, and is a true example of Southern hospitality.
Harrah's Tunica covers over 2,000 acres.
Harrah’s Tunica is North Mississippi’s most complete destination resort, 20 minutes from the Memphis International Airport, and centrally located among many of the South’s most popular travel attractions. The largest casino between Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Harrah’s Tunica spans over 2,000 acres, featuring three elegant hotels with wireless Internet availability surrounding The Links at Cottonwoods, an 18-hole Hale Irwin-designed championship golf course. Popular amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools; Bellissimo Spa, a world-class spa and salon; Web TV; Willows, best-in-class sport shooting facility; tennis court; an expansive RV resort; six diverse restaurants/cafés; Kids Quest children’s adventure center and teen arcade; 2,400-seat showroom/event center; 140,000 square-foot casino and 40,000 square feet in meeting/convention/banquet facilities.
Harrah’s Casino, located along the Mississippi Blues Trail is just minutes from downtown Memphis, Tennessee which boasts Beale Street, Graceland, the new FedExForum, the famous Pyramid and the city’s convention center. Nearby Tunica offers Tunica National, a world-class golf and indoor tennis center and Tunica Riverpark with an aquarium and Mississippi River cruises.
188 beautifully appointed suites that feature whirlpool tubs adjacent to Harrah’s Casino. An indoor pool and exercise equipment is also available.
568 relaxing rooms and suites rise over Mississippi cotton fields to overlook The Links at Cottonwoods. Enjoy an outdoor swimming pool with cabana bar, an exercise room and a whirlpool and sauna.
600 elegant rooms located in the same hotel as the luxurious Bellissimo Spa. The guest elevator is just steps from: the spa entrance, an outdoor swimming pool with cabana bar, convention rooms, a coffee bar, parking and the front desk.
Bellissimo Spa & Salon
Over 16,000 square feet of relaxing atmosphere
Massage to manicures and a wide array of other spa and salon services for men and women. State-of-the-art fitness center and locker rooms. Gift certificates available
Located on the first floor of the Terrace Hotel
Surround yourself in hip elegance at the all new Sphere Bar located in the center of Harrah’s Casino. Harken back to the Vegas of old with high balls and martinis served by the intoxicatingly beautiful.
DINING AT HARRAH'S TUNICA
Harrah’s Tunica has six restaurants ranging from quick snacks to gourmet meals. Put some South in your mouth at the new Paula Deen Buffet or overwhelm your taste buds at the new ’37 restaurant.
Named for the year that Bill Harrah opened his first bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada ’37’s sleek finishes, welcoming bar and overindulgent food and wine selection reflect the customer appreciation and service attitude that Bill Harrah instituted many years ago. Not your typical steak on a plate venue patrons prepare to be astonished with fresh seafood and premium beef, pork, chicken and lamb prepared traditionally and many times fused meaningfully with ingredients to surprise the most discerning of palates.’37 is located on the first floor.
Authentic Southern-Italian cuisine made from generations-old family recipes using only the freshest ingredients, such as homemade pasta and just-baked breads. Located on the second floor.
Paula Deen Buffet
Be Food Network star Paula Deen’s guest as you enter the sprawling and elegant dining venue modeled after Paula’s house in Savannah, Georgia. Choked full of Paula’s best recipes she promises you will not leave here hungry. Paula has been quoted as saying, “bring your stretchy pants, y’all,” as diners move to different themed food stations including: Granny Paul’s Garden, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, Hoe Cake and Biscuit Station, Lady and Son’s, Captain Michael’s Smokehouse, and Little Jack’s Corner. Patrons dine in Paula’s parlor, her pantry, the famous bird cage room, the porch, the mud room, and the morning room. After dining browse through the Paula Deen retail shop to purchase all things Paula Deen.
Where the celebration goes on and on! Slide into home at Tunica’s hot spot for great food and fun. Down-home Southern favorites, delicious sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and salads. Plus drinks, live entertainment and sports on over 40 TVs! Located on the second floor.
Delta Blues Café
Casual food in a courtyard setting overlooking the casino, featuring pizza, burgers, nachos and other favorites. Located on the first floor.
Specializes in gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and assorted pastries, including T.J. Cinnamons Original Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls. Java Grandes are located in the lobbies of the Veranda and Terrace Hotels.
HARRAH’S TUNICA EVENT CENTER
World-famous entertainers, heart-stopping boxing and the best Las Vegas style entertainment. Enjoy all the razzle-dazzle of today’s hottest stars and live sporting events in the 2,400-seat arena. Theater concessions are available.
THE LINKS AT COTTONWOODS GOLF COURSE
This gently rolling18-hole Hale Irwin-designed course recalls the feel of legendary Scottish links. Landscaped paths wind through the course and scenic wooden bridges carry golfers from one hole to the next. The course features three lakes, beautifully landscaped cart paths, 80 sand traps and Crenshaw bent grass.
WILLOWS HUNTING & SPORTING CLAYS CENTER
Willows offers sporting clays, trap, skeet and a variety of exciting side games including: 5-Stand ®, Make-A-Break, and Duck Flush. Willows has 14 automated stations, each with three shooting levels to accommodate everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals. Low-recoil shotguns and personal instruction is available.
HARRAH’S TUNICA CONVENTION CENTER
Features 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 13,000 square-foot ballroom. The center comfortably accommodates more than 2,000 guests and is perfect for banquets, receptions and conventions.
MID-SOUTH RV RESORT
Harrah’s luxury RV Resort features full hook-ups for 200 recreational vehicles. In addition, it offers sundries and supplies, coin-operated laundry, immaculate showers, a large-screen TV lounge, outdoor swimming pool, beach volleyball, shuffleboard, basketball and a children’s playground. Free shuttle service to Harrah’s and attractions.
HARRAH’S CASINO, open to guests age 21 or older
More than 2,000 slot machines
80 Table Games
Non-smoking gaming areas
High-Limit Slots & Table Games
World Series of Poker® themed non-smoking poker room
Total Rewards Players Club – Harrah’s award-winning casino loyalty program, offering members the flexibility they want and recognition they deserve. From coast to coast, a single Total Rewards card is the player’s key to amazing comps, cash, offers, promotions and perks. Available at nearly 40 casinos nationwide!
KID’S QUEST and ARCADE
Kid’s Quest activity center is fully supervised and perfect for children age six weeks to 12 years old. The Arcade features over 100 of the hottest, state-of-the-art video games and the most popular games of skill.
DIRECTIONS – 20 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee, on Highway 61. Just minutes from Memphis International Airport, the resort is easily accessible from Interstate 55 and Mississippi Highways 61 and 69.
Pictured above Harrah's Tunica Terrace Hotel and Pool
Standard Room Rate Range: USD from $49.00 to $129.00 Nightly (Actual rate provided upon reservation confirmation)
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Hollywood Casino Resort and Hotel Tunica
1150 Casino Strip Blvd.
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
Themed from where else??? HOLLYWOOD! Enjoy the many exhibits of Hollywood Movie Memorabilia and 54,000 sq. feet of Gaming Excitement. Hotel is attached to the casino. Three restaurants, RV park, Golf, and indoor pool. Walking distance to Harrah's.
Reservations for Hollywood not available on this website.
For other lodging please check out Safe on Line Reservations Hollywood Casino Tunica offers more than 35 gaming tables, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker and Let It Ride. In addition, there are over 1,500 slot machines.
Resort Hotel and RV Park
Just footsteps from the casino is a 494-room luxury hotel which includes 57 suites. The Hotel features an indoor pool and hot tub, a gift shop, 24-hour room service and priority tee times to our River Bend Links Golf Course. There’s also a 123-space RV Park with such amenities as electric, water, cable TV, sanitary hookups, telephones and propane at each spot.
Hollywood Casino Tunica features three restaurants and two cocktail lounges, including:
Fairbanks Steakhouse and Bar - for choice steaks and fine wines
Hollywood Diner - for breakfasts, burgers, steaks and chicken in a ‘50s-style atmosphere
Epic Buffet - featuring a deluxe buffet of continental cuisine
Safari Bar - featuring cool drinks in a tropical setting, weekly entertainment and a video wall
Box Office Bar - where a 35-foot shark presides over the nautical bar.
Check out some of these Hollywood props on display:
6,000 lb. scale model of "Titanic"
The motorcycle sidecar from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
The biplane from "North by Northwest"
The B-17 from "Memphis Belle"
The DeLorean car from "Back to the Future"
The Captain America motorcycle from "Easy Rider"
Banquet Facilities: A 14,000 square-foot ballroom just off the main casino seats up to 1,200 guests.
Bus Group Sales: Hollywood Casino offers a variety of packages for groups of 20 or more. The packages, which offer cash bonuses and meal incentives, are perfect for bus groups, social organizations, corporations and charitable groups. Bus Group Sales can be reached by calling 1-800-871-0711 and press #3.
Parking: Hollywood Casino Tunica offers 1,635 self-parking and valet parking spaces.
$8 MILLION HOTEL RENOVATIONS COMPLETE - The Hollywood Casino Hotel now has a new look with the completion of an $8 million renovation project. 437 standard guest rooms received a complete face-lift with the addition of new furniture, bedding, carpet, paint, window treatments and artwork. New telephones equipped with data ports and 27” color TV’s were placed in each of these rooms. The bathrooms were also updated with marble and granite counters. All hallways received new paint and carpeting. In addition, 24 standard rooms on the 8th floor were converted to 12 two-room suites, now referred to as the Hollywood Suites. The Hollywood Suites are comprised of a sitting room, dining area, wet bar, a separate sleeping area and a salon bath.
Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Tunica
1021 Casino Center Drive
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi 38664
Walk into the Horseshoe and you immediately experience the casino excitement of machines sounding and excited players shouting.
The huge Crystal chandeliers and decor make you think you have stepped into Vegas. Walking distance to Gold Strike and Sheraton Casinos.
Horseshoe has 65,000 gaming sq. feet with 2,073 slots including Your Favorite Slot Machines, Video Poker, the famous Binionaire slots, and Video Keno - 83 Exciting Table Games Including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud and Horseshoe ®'s Legendary Poker Room.
Information on Horseshoe's Reward Program for players.
14-story, 311 all-suite hotel tower
All suites have the marble bath decor, coffee makers, refrigerators, hair dryers, and extra-large bathtubs.
Features meeting rooms, health spa, outstanding restaurants and generous buffet.
The Hotel Gift Shop, Casino Gift Shop, and the Bluesville General Store and Gift Shop offer a variety of mementos and keepsakes.
Health Spa - Open 7 days a week - Steam Room, Sauna, State-of-the-art exercise equipment, and facials & massages by appointment.
200 well-appointed, comfortable rooms, and a swimming pool.
Reservations call 1-800-303-SHOE
Jack Binion's Steak House - Serves the finest USDA prime mid-western beef and fresh seafood. Jack Binion keeps his promise of serving "the best". Reservations recommended.
N'awlins - The latest spot for New Orleans style fine dining is now at Horseshoe. Our N'awlins Louisiana Cuisine is hone to the delicious Creole creations of award-winning Chef John Besh. You can enjoy your favorite traditional Louisiana-style entrees like etouffee and blackened steak, highlighted by fresh Gulf Coast seafood that is flown in daily. Hours: Sunday-Tuesday 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 6 p.m.-midnight. Reservations are recommended.
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Cafe Sonoma - Casual dining in a unique setting. Main courses are marinated and cooked in a wood burning oven to obtain mouth watering flavors. Serving Sirloin Steak, lobster, Chicago Style Pizza, Fresh breads and more.
Village Square Buffet - Open 24 hours a day featuring: China Town, Home Cookin', Hickory Grill, Rio Grande, and Little Italy. French Market features fresh fruits and vegetables, soups, and fresh breads. Sweet Temptations - Desserts abound from Sundaes to Chocolate covered strawberries, wide variety of tempting delights.
Snack Bar - Open 24 hours serving tasty hot appetizers and sandwiches.
For reservations for dining call 1-800-303-SHOE
Resorts Casino and Hotel Tunica MS
1100 Casino Strip Blvd.
Tunica Resorts, Ms 38664
The round-the-clock fun and excitement of the area's hottest casino action comes alive at Resorts Casino.
The winning combination of the hottest slots and video poker, along with higher betting limits, great odds, and Tunica's friendliest dealers keep the energy at the tables on high day and night.
The best deal in town extends well beyond Resorts' 35,000 square foot casino. Each of the property's 200 hotel rooms and suites offers a variety of amenities, including an adjacent sitting area to provide a relaxing retreat from the gaming action. Guests can choose from four dining outlets, ranging from deli sandwiches to gourmet cuisine.
In addition to the hotel/casino offerings, guests of Resorts Casino and Bally's Tunica can enjoy a round of golf at the pristine River Bend Links. For shoppers, downtown Tunica offers antiques and specialty shops with southern hospitality, and the attractions of Memphis, Tennessee are only a short drive away.
Rooms - The most exciting place to play in Tunica offers luxurious accommodations for a gaming getaway. Resorts spacious 182 guest rooms and 19 suites provide an ideal escape from the electrifying environment of our gaming floor.
The rooms at Resorts Casino feature a king or queen sized bed with an adjacent sitting area, bath tub and shower, and an oversized vanity. Guest rooms also come with a coffee maker, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, pay-per-view movies, and double sound proofed walls. Hotel guests enjoy express check out, complimentary valet parking, and have a choice of non-smoking floors.
Parking - Resorts Casino offers 24 hour valet service, and convenient parking is available to all casino patrons.
TABLE GAMES - Resorts Casino offers some of the hottest gaming action in Mississippi. With 30 tables offering favorites such as Caribbean Stud, 5-card stud, Blackjack, craps, roulette, 21+3 Blackjack, and 3-card poker along with other specialty games it is no secret that Resorts Tunica offers guests a complete gaming experience. With low minimum wagers and higher betting limits, everyone can enjoy the action.
With more than 1,000 slot machines, Resorts Casino features a variety of new games, traditional slot machines, as well as a comprehensive video poker selection. The Honeymooners, Playboy, Price is Right, and America Bandstand are some of the newest additions to casino which features traditional favorites such as Double Diamonds, Blazing 7s, and Triple Diamond.
The Video Poker section of the casino features over 150 machines including Fifty Play Draw Poker, Game Maker, and Three Play Five Play. The Video Poker section will soon be enhanced when the construction of the new Video Poker Bar is complete. The Video Poker Bar will feature Game King 25-cent progressive machines.
The official players' card of Resorts Destinations, the R-Card offers members even more benefits and rewards. Preferred members who sign-up for their free R-Card will earn comps and cash based on play. R-Card members will receive exclusive offers, invitations to play in tournaments, complimentary gifts, discounts at retail outlets and more. In addition to these benefits, Platinum members will enjoy express check-in and valet, accelerated cashback, and much more.
R-Card members can access their accounts, issue comps, and more at designated kiosks located throughout the casino. Members must be at least 21 years old.
Resorts Casino offers several restaurants with a tempting selection of culinary delights. We have everything from deli sandwiches to award-winning cuisine.
Whether you prefer a warm cup of coffee and a doughnut to start your day, or choose to indulge in a bountiful selection of homestyle treats, Resorts Tunica has the outlet to serve all dining pleasures.
TJ's Steakhouse at Resorts
There's nothing like a mouth-watering steak or delicious seafood after a day on the links or a night at the slots, and TJ's steakhouse is the best place to find it. There's a delicious menu at the TJ's Steakhouse offering scrumptious appetizers, wonderful beef and seafood selections and exciting specialties. TJ's Steakhouse is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5pm to 10pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 11pm. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 662-363-7777.
For a touch of New Orleans in the middle of Tunica Resorts, step into the Bourbon Street Bistro and enjoy the feel of an authentic French Quarter Café. Try delicious New Orleans style dining like the Street Car Pasta, or some Southern Style Bar-B-Que. Complete with appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and deserts, the Bourbon Street Bistro can satisfy the appetite of anyone. Come try some of our new Bistro selections like Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Cajun Pasta, Chicken Parmesan, and the meal would not be complete without a mouth-watering dessert like the Mighty Mississippi Chocolate Mile. The Bourbon Street Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
The Buffet at Resorts
The Buffet at Resorts serves the freshest food from all over America and the world. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The Buffet offers a variety of food that is sure to please any appetite.
Sam's Town Casino and Hotel Tunica Resorts, Mississippi
1477 Casino Strip Boulevard
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi 38664
Step back to the old west with a flair of Vegas style luxury with 24 hours of gaming excitement. Sam's Town Tunica Casino has two floors and 94,000 sq. ft of gaming excitement with 1,500 slot machines and 60 gaming tables.
Sam's town is the only casino in Tunica with Live Keno. Check out Sam's Town's Poker room.
More on Photos and Property Overview - Sam's Town Casino and Hotel Tunica, Mississippi
Hollywood, Harrah's and new Sam's Town East Tower (was Isle of Capri) are close by. See Map.
Hotel Features and Amenities:
Three great restaurants including:
The Great Buffet, Smokey Joe's and Twain's Casual Fine Dining
18-hole Scottish Links style golf course
Pool, hot tub, gym and sauna
1600-seat River Palace Entertainment Center,featuring world class entertainment every weekend
Valet and Covered Parking
Sam's Town has a spacious, well-landscaped courtyard where a meandering path leads you over a quaint, wooden bridge that crosses a peacefully, flowing stream. Along the way, stop and enjoy our own mini-waterfall. At the end of the path, guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool during warm months. Take a refreshing dip or simply relax in the sunshine. And for a little TLC, hop into a whirlpool/Jacuzzi, found right next to the pool.
The work-out facility at Sam's Town is fully equipped with treadmills, stair-masters, stationary bicycles and a universal gym. After an invigorating workout, relax and rejuvenate in the dry sauna.
A short drive south of Memphis brings you to all the fun and excitement you've been looking for. One look at Sam's Town and you'll see over one million square feet devoted to your pleasure. Drive into Sam's Town and take your choice of parking: in spacious, open-air lot, under-cover in our free 1100-car parking garage, or just ask the friendly Sam's Town valets to do it for you.
Sheraton Casino and Hotel Tunica
1107 Casino Center Drive
Tunica Resorts, Ms 38664
Sheraton Casino and Hotel is designed with the English Tudor Castle in mind. Sheraton has successfully blended the atmosphere to be exciting and yet relaxing.
Dramatic lighting and murals of 18th century English artwork adorn the interior and exterior of the hotel.
SHERATON CASINO AND HOTEL PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS
Sheraton Casino opened August 1, 1994, at Casino Center in Northern Tunica County, Mississippi, just 12 miles from Tennessee state line at Casino Center off Highway 61. The 92,000 square-foot casino features 33,000 square feet of gaming space. The Sheraton hotel experience offers the only all suite hotel in Tunica. The casino and hotel also hosts three restaurants, a snack shop, a pampering fitness center and a gift shop. At Sheraton Casino & Hotel you get more bang for your buck…Guaranteed!
Over 1,300 of the newest and hottest slot and video machines along with 36 table games featuring: Blackjack, $3 Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride Bonus and Three Card Poker. Sheraton casino is the home of the Hot Spot where guests can win spontaneously and are treated to a wide array of daily specials, including food, gaming and retail specials. If hitting a jackpot wasn’t fun enough the boisterous and generous Party Patrol greets jackpot winners with music and fun, as well as gifts in addition to their jackpot winnings.
134 spacious, elegant suites with king size beds, marble and granite Jacuzzi tubs in every room, and richly appointed custom furnishings. We offer your choice of smoking or non-smoking accommodations and accessible rooms for guests with special needs. You’re assured of superb guest service every moment of your stay. Room Service is available from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am.
• Steak House by Sheraton, Casual elegance best describes the atmosphere where guests feel at home and experience a great value. Entrees, served with the famous steak house spinning salad and side, range from $17 to $30 with lobster and the fresh catch varying on the daily market price. Located on the first floor of the Hotel in the Lobby.
• T.J. Cinnamon’s Snack Shop, features cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, and fresh brewed coffee. Located on the first floor at the Hotel / Casino Entrance.
• The Big Kitchen, a 500 seat international buffet featuring home-style southern and all American favorites, authentic Italian and Chinese dishes, fresh salads, decadent desserts and amazing seafood. Located upstairs on the West side.
• The Radiance Fitness Center, fully equipped weight room with amenities, sauna, hot and cold tubs, dressing rooms with private lockers.
• Total Rewards Players Club: Harrah’s award-winning casino loyalty program, offers members the flexibility they want and recognition they deserve. From coast to coast, a single Total Rewards card is the player’s key to amazing comps, cash, offers, promotions and perks. Available at nearly 40 casinos nationwide!
• The Gift Shop, for souvenirs, clothing and casino themed accessories, located in the hotel lobby.
• On-site secure parking, for over 4,000 cars with free valet parking available.
From Memphis: Take I-55 to Hwy. 61 South/Third Street (Exit #7). Proceed south on Hwy.61. Turn right onto Casino Center Drive. Mileage from I-55/Hwy.61 interchange is approximately 22 miles. Sheraton Casino & Hotel is located 3.2 miles from Hwy. 61.
Sheraton casino is located in Casino center within walking distance to Horseshoe and Gold Strike Casinos.
Get To Know Tunica, Mississippi
Tunica is the name of the county and the town which is the county seat in the north delta of Mississippi. Once known as the poorest county, Tunica now thrives with 9 casino resorts and 15,000 jobs from the gaming industry. From Cotton fields to the bright lights of the casinos Tunica continues to draw gamblers from all over the country.
Tunica doesn't have "the strip" like Vegas, instead 9 casinos are scattered along the Mississippi River between the cotton fields and the river. Each casino is a barge and is moored in water. Very clever engineers have made it so most of the casinos you don't even notice they are on water. The River is visible from Fitzgerald's Casino and Gold Strike Casino.
Tunica is for the gambler. No water parks, no amusement parks, just southern hospitality, good food, generous comps, and good gaming entertainment. Just minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee in the wide open cotton fields lies the third most sought after gaming destination in the country.
Below are some links to help you "Get To Know Tunica" Enjoy!
Tunica Airport Is On The Move
TUNICA, Mississippi The first and second phases of Tunica's airport expansion project are complete, giving visitors access to "The South's Casino Capital" via corporate jet, regional aircraft, and larger aircraft airlines.
"The airport expansion provides Tunica with a significantly enhanced air-based infrastructure that will have a direct and positive impact on our tourism industry as well as on economic development throughout the Delta," said Webster Franklin, president and CEO of the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau.
With the completion of Phase 1, which included a 5,500-foot runway and parallel taxiway, a general and corporate aviation ramp, and 10,000-square-foot Air Center, the Tunica Airport was on the move to land larger planes. With the expansion of Phase 2, the extension of the runway and parallel taxiway extension (out to 7,000 feet) and addition of new instrument landing capabilities, the Tunica Airport is now capable of supporting narrow-body commercial charter operations.
The approximate cost of the expansion project totaled $39 million and, to date, is the largest single project ever funded by the Federal Aviation Administration in Mississippi. Tunica's runway is the longest runway in Mississippi north of Jackson. The Tunica Airport is located southeast of U.S. Highway 61 on Beatline Road. The airport's Executive Director is Cliff Nash, C.M. (Certified Member, American Association of Airport Executives).
Tunica, an area where cotton, rice, soybean fields and catfish ponds still thrive, is "The South's Casino Capital." Located 30 minutes south of Memphis, Tunica welcomes more than 15 million visitors annually to its nine world-class casino resorts, with more than 6,300 new hotel rooms, over 40 restaurants, championship golf, outdoor recreation, museums, outlet and antique shopping, and much more.
Tunica County Health & Wellness
Beat the Heat at the Tunica County Health and Wellness Pavilion's Henderson Aquatics Center
Kids Pool 3
Kids Pool 2
Do you need a place for the kids to have a good time? Bring them to the Tunica County Health and Wellness Center located on the west side of hwy 61 South of the Casino District. Day passes available $3. While you are there Adults can enjoy a fitness work out at the state of the art wellness center or swim in the Olympic Sized Pool. Day Passes available for adults for $4.
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Enjoy Free Area Swim, Laps, or dive from two diving boards or 3 High Dive Platforms.
Tunica Resort Area Fact Sheet
Tunica, the "The South's Casino Capital," is strategically located 30 minutes south of Memphis, conveniently located at the crossroads of I-40 and I-55. Tunica welcomes more than 10 million visitors annually, easily accessible from all points in the Central United States.
In 1990, the Mississippi Legislature legalized gaming as a job and tax creation strategy. Tunica's leaders saw the opportunity for a new industry and badly needed job creation. The new law authorized gaming on a local county option basis for counties along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast. Tunica's civic and business leaders put together an economic development strategy, and the "Tunica Miracle" began.
The significant changes to Tunica in the past sixteen years include:
Nine world-class casinos
Over 6,300 hotel rooms
Over 50 restaurants
400 Table games and more than 14,000 slots
More headline entertainment than anywhere else in Mid-America
Over 140,000 square feet of meeting space