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Discover Coastal Mississippi's African American Heritage

by Howard Blount | Published on Jul 5, 2020 Experience Coastal Mississippi’s rich African American heritage at Biloxi Beach, the Pleasant Reed House, St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, and the 100 Men Hall. I was a guest of Coastal Mississippi, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Please refer to our our Disclosure/Disclaimer page for more information. Coastal Mississippi’s African American Heritage I am an incurable Civil War and Civil Rights history buff, and there is nothing I enjoy more than…

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50 Cool Things To Do in Mississippi

The state of Mississippi calls to mind all things magnolia, blues, catfish, and Hotty Toddy, Ole Miss. But, Mississippi is also a great vacation destination, perfect for road trips, day trips, week-long beach retreats, and girlfriend getaways. With attractive towns like Oxford, Columbus, Tupelo, and Biloxi, Mississippi is chock full of fun and adventures. Here are 50 cool things that we like to do in Mississippi. #4 Tour a Historic Lighthouse (Biloxi) The Biloxi Light is the only active lighthouse in the state of Mississippi. It overlooks the…

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Best Beach Destinations in the USA

4. Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi Coastal Mississippi sunrise by Charles McCool Contributed by Charles of McCool Travel The Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi is currently one of my favorite beach destinations. At 26 miles long and 200 feet wide, the clean, cool, sugar sand between Pass Christian and Biloxi is actually the world’s largest man-made beach and it is magnificent. Mississippi Gulf Coast Scenic Highway 90 is a dream drive (or marathon run) because nothing blocks your view of the Gulf of Mexico for most of that distance. Also…

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10 Things to do in Mississippi with Kids

2. Have a Blast at the Stennis Space Center Photo by Marek Cyzio Just across the border from Louisiana, the INFINITY Science Center at the John C. Stennis Space Center will blast families off into space. Begin with a bus tour of the rocket testing grounds and then visit the huge museum dedicated to teaching all about space exploration through hands-on activities and exhibits. Big kids will love the motion and cockpit simulators and the walk-through International Space Station exhibit, while little ones will be entertained by a LEGO table…

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Coastal Mississippi Launches Coastal Mississippi Promise of Health and Safety

Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Launches Coastal Mississippi Promise of Health and Safety COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (June 1, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi, the destination marketing organization for the tri-county coastal region, has launched the Coastal Mississippi Promise of health and safety, drawing from recommendations developed by leading agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the industry guidelines…

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Top Five Golf Courses in Coastal Mississippi

By Brian Weis Recharge your batteries in Coastal Mississippi with world-renowned golf courses designed by the greats! Browse our list of the coast's top greens below. For a comprehensive list of Coastal Mississippi golf courses. The Bridges Golf Club - Bay St. Louis, MS Located at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast - The Bridges Golf Club is Mississippi's only Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. Ranked among the Top 40 casino courses in the country and Top 10 courses in the state by Golf Digest and Golfweek magazines, the 18-hole masterpiece sits on…

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The 50 Best Family Vacations in America

By: Amanda Norcross 24. Biloxi, Mississippi In Biloxi, relax on the beach and climb the area’s namesake lighthouse. Try a Biloxi Shrimping Trip, too—an interactive experience in which the whole family will learn how to shrimp like pros! There’s also a fun Mardi Gras museum in town. Recommended Hotel: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi Read full article here…

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The Best Place for Spring Break Vacation in Every State

By: Scott Hartbeck Mississippi: Biloxi Nothing says spring break like a trip to the beach and Biloxi and its surroundings are home to several pretty stretches of shoreline. Spend your days parked in the sand (or taking a trip to nearby Gulf Islands National Seashore) and your nights tempting Lady Luck at the local casinos. Read full article here…

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Secret Beaches of the South

10 hidden gems worth a trip By: Margaret Evans Deer Island Near Biloxi, Mississippi Some of the very best beaches are hidden in plain sight. The northwest tip of Deer Island, once part of the Mississippi mainland, is only about 200 yards off the coast of Biloxi, but it might as well be another world. Completely undeveloped and uninhabited, there’s nothing on this narrow, 400-acre island but lush foliage, indigenous wildlife (rabbits, otters), a sturdy pier, and a long stretch of beautiful beach. Camping enthusiasts sometimes pull overnighters…

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Exploring The Pascagoula River

By: Y'all Staff by Anne Braly, Guest Contributor “Y’all, see those wood ducks over there?” asks Captain Benny McCoy in his telltale Southern dialect as he points to a female duck swimming in a spot across the Pascagoula River, the largest by volume in the lower-48 states. “She don’t land. She just flies right into her nest. I wonder why she don’t break her neck.” McCoy didn’t go to college, but he knows as much about the flora and fauna around the Pascagoula River as most any scientist. He worked on a highway construction crew as a young…

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