Years ago, there was nothing to do in Tunica, MS. It was a ghost town and the definitive image of American poverty. Now, just a few decades later, this ghost town has been revitalized and has grown into a bustling town of distraction, like a miniaturized Vegas of the South.
If you are looking for things to do in Tunica, you will not be bored anytime soon. First and foremost, this is a town built for gambling! This town is not so humble anymore, given that it’s the third largest gaming market anywhere in the nation! Only Las Vegas and Atlantic City have more bragging rights than Tunica at this point in time. Here, you can find abundant gaming, Las Vegas style entertainment, world-class golf, and gourmet dining.
If you love poker then check out the Tunica poker tournaments. Several casinos in town host the poker tournament, though you must check for the full poker tournament schedule. Usually the tournament is held inside one of the well-known casinos but occasionally the gaming is held on a cruise liner. Some of the most popular tournament games include Poker, No Limit Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha/8, RAZZ and Seven Card Stud, both high and low.
If you run out of gambling money, then make plans to visit the outdoor attractions of Tunica. Mississippi golf is a popular attraction, whether you play a full game at the River Bend Links course or just 18-hole Scottish links style golf at Sam’s Town. Other outdoor sights to see include Tunica River Park, an interactive museum that includes an observation deck, four aquariums and native river life. There is also a 130-acre forest alongside the Mississippi River, which can be hiked. Ten miles south of the major casino-resort part of town is the town center, and this area has shops, antiques, a park and a memorial center. Another popular attraction is the Tunica Air Races in the summer, which features air racing, vintage airplanes and aerial stunts.
Though casinos in Tunica, MS are the main attraction, there is much joy you can take just by having a local BBQ dinner or by ordering a drink at one of the bars or nightclubs. The Memphis area is just a short drive away from the town. However, with as many attractions and activities as there are in the Tunica area, there is no need to leave town so early!