Bordered to the south by Mississippi Sound and right on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi, Biloxi draws tourists to year after year primarily from its casinos and resort offerings.
Despite being gravely hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Biloxi has over the years rebuilt itself, returning bigger and better – refurbished casinos, more retail offerings, new restaurants, and more attractions for visitors.
When you need a break from flipping cards on tables, head to their renowned beach for a sunny siesta. Apart from the casinos and beaches, there are a great deal more of attractions in Biloxi to partake in. The entertainment in Biloxi never ends!
Getting to Biloxi
Flights from Memphis to Biloxi are also available, from USD 208. The journey takes approximately 3.5 hours.
Travel from Memphis to Biloxi via train from USD81. The journey takes 10 hours over 626 km.
The bus journey from Memphis to Biloxi starts at USD75, and it takes anywhere from 8.5 to 10 hours.
Find out the different things to do in Biloxi below.
Things To Do in Biloxi
It goes without saying that casinos make the primary attraction in Biloxi. They form a major part of tourism in Biloxi.
These casinos hosts a range of gaming activities such as poker, Russian roulette, slots, and other table games.
Some of the best casinos in Biloxi are found in hotels and resorts complete with full amenities such as spas, golf courses, swimming pools and a performance theatre. Some of them are even right by the Biloxi beach! They include Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Golden Nugget Biloxi, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and Harrah’s Gulf Coast.
2. Biloxi Rail Tour
There’s no better way to get a quick overview of the story of Biloxi than to hop on a Rail Tour. Learn all about Biloxi’s historic district through this cruisy train journey.
Having been in operation since 1961, the train runs a full program around Biloxi’s main areas. The tour gives passengers an insight into Biloxi’s culture and roots. It passes by attractions such as the Live Oaks and Biloxi Lighthouse.
3. Biloxi Lighthouse
Built in 1848, The Biloxi Lighthouse is symbolic of Biloxi. It represents the city’s tenacity in times of challenge, such as the most recent Hurricane Katrina disaster, where it stood firm amidst the coast’s devastation by the storm.
The 64-foot-tall cast iron lighthouse is thus highly respected by the locals.
If you wish, you can climb up the spiral staircase all the way to the very top for a birds’ eye view of the Gulf Coast.
Tours of the lighthouse are conducted daily at 9am, 9:15am and 9:30am.
Admission fee is USD 5 for adults and USD 2 for kids 2-12.
4. Biloxi Shuckers Baseball
Home of the Biloxi Shuckers, a minor league baseball team associated with the Milwaukee Brewers, MGM Park welcomes everyone to take an inside look into the game of baseball.
The baseball team plays about 70 home games between April and September, so if you’re visiting Biloxi then, make sure to catch a classic game of baseball.
Many event occur at MGM Park stadium throughout the year. You can find firework displays games and other activities during the Shuckers Games. With a stadium that can house more than 6000 guests at one time, you can imagine how atmospheric the stadium turns into when the actual games are playing!
MGM Park also boasts the view of Mississippi Sound, and is a great place to enjoy some local craft beer.
5. Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art showcases quite an impressive display of ceramics, sculptures, architecture and paintings, featuring more than 300 artists in total.
Designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, you’ll be transfixed by the different striking forms of shapes, patterns and abstract art through the museum’s indoor and outdoor installations.
There are exhibits where you can learn of Mississippi’s own famed potter George Ohr and his unique pottery works, relive history through the African American Reed family, who settled in Biloxi after the Civil War and escaping slavery, and the devastation that Hurricane Katrina has brought upon Biloxi.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is USD 10 for adults with discounts for seniors and students. Children less than 5 enter for free
6. Chartered Fishing Trips
Don’t miss the opportunity of fishing the Gulf Coast’s underwater treasures! Hit the open seas with the fishing tours that Biloxi offers. You can even do shark fishing here.
They say you reap what you sow. Take your fresh catch to a local restaurant and they will turn your prized treats into edible food for you.
7. Biloxi Shrimping Trip
If catching shrimps is more your type, go on a real shrimping adventure on the Gulf Coast. Not only can you learn how shrimps are caught, you can also be a part of this process.
Shrimping trips have been going on in Biloxi since 1954, so it is a classic activity you don’t want to miss out on in Biloxi.