While many people throng to the resort areas of Gulfport and Biloxi for the casinos and beaches, the region also has a rich history tradition that is largely ignored by the visiting public. This is quite an oversight, as there is much more to the region that just gambling and sunbathing. A person who wishes to see all that Biloxi has to offer should first do some research and become familiar with the other aspect’s of the city’s entertainment options and with the amazing hotels of Biloxi.
There are many museums in the area and perhaps one of the best of these is the former home of Jefferson Davis. He was the president of the Confederacy during civil war times Dewa Poker and lived in the area after the North proved victorious. The mansion where he lived is set on a property of over fifty acres and incorporates museums as well as entertainment pavilions and even a cemetery. The exhibits in the museum show how Davis lived his life and received visitors to his estate as well as the history of the Confederacy featuring many artifacts from the time.
The pavilions have cultural events throughout the year and visitors to the cemetery can find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier located there. In addition to the home of Jefferson Davis, The Redding House is another great option for history buffs. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this house is built in the Colonial Revival style and offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of this historic period of American history.
Beaches and Blackjack
Of course, no visit to Biloxi is complete without a trip to the casinos and hotel casinos to try one’s luck and to the beach to catch some rays. Biloxi is one of the largest gambling communities in the United States, with nine casino properties stretched across the area and many beautiful hotels. By far the most popular casino is the Beau Rivage, a creation by Steve Wynn, who also designed the Borgata in Atlantic City and the Bellagio in Las Vegas. This resort complex features the most opulent decoration in Biloxi and many tourists come to the casino just to see the lavish interior. Other casinos that can be found in Biloxi proper include the following locations: Boomtown Casino, Casino Magic, Grand Casino, Imperial Palace, Isle of Capri, Palace Casino, President Casino, and Treasure Bay Casino.
A short distance away there are other gambling locations in the cities of Gulfport and Bay St. Louis. All told, the Gulf Coast has twelve casinos that attract guests from across the country. The beaches in the region are also an excellent way to spend an afternoon. The waters of the Gulf of Mexico are naturally warm, thus creating an atmosphere of the tropics without having to leave the continental United States. Many people find that visiting Biloxi and the surrounding region is very similar to going to a Caribbean island at less than half the price. The many entertainment options that the Gulf Coast affords to visitors will continue to make the region one of the most visited throughout the country.