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Stennis and Infinity: How Space and Science Impacted Coastal Mississippi

Between President Kennedy’s 1961 declaration that Americans would fly to the moon and Armstrong’s “one small step” in 1969, lots of people put in untold time, work and effort to make sure America would be the first to get to the moon. Much of that time, work and effort took place right here in Coastal Mississippi at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center. The storied history of the Stennis Space Center makes for a visitor experience unlike any other, and what better time to visit than the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Read on…

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Unique Culinary Opportunities in Coastal Mississippi

Foodie. Epicure. Gourmand. Connoisseur…a person with a particular interest in food. Pick any label and it's suited to all fans of the tri-county region of Coastal Mississippi. The generous Gulf supplies over 200 species of fish, not to mention proudly serves as the leading source of the nation’s oyster and domestic shrimp industries, a title in progress since the mid-19 th century. The subsequent influences of Eastern European and Vietnamese cultures on a native seafood-centric diet have rendered a beautifully layered coastal culinary identity…

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Last Minute Getaway to Coastal Mississippi

The holidays are over...and while your wallet may feel a tad overextended, the call of the traveler still beckons! As you start making travel plans for 2020, consider Coastal Mississippi, where the promise of unlimited possibility and the joy of discovery along 62 miles of scenic coastline await. From outdoor adventures to one-of-a-kind attractions to fresh-caught coastal cuisine, Coastal Mississippi has an itinerary for every type of traveler and budget. We've outlined suggestions for the perfect last minute getaway to our tri-county region…

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Splash & Swim in Coastal Mississippi

Think Coastal Mississippi is all about the beach? Think again! There are plenty of ways to cool down, splash and swim on the Coast without getting sand in your toes or sea salt in your nose. Coastal Mississippi offers over 20 waterparks, pools, splash pads and splash parks all across the Coast where you can enjoy the water without the hassles of the beach. Check out the post below for a comprehensive list of places where you and your family can splash and swim the day away. Waterparks Buccaneer Bay Waterpark in Waveland Gulf Islands…

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Secret Coast Summer Entertainment

Summer is in full swing, and we are celebrating Coastal Mississippi-style with a lineup of stellar headlining entertainment. From concerts with international recording artists, stand up-comedians, and feats of acrobatic wonder, our casino properties showcase it all. Read on for the headlining entertainment coming to Coastal Mississippi in August! Lunaro Welcome to Lunaro! A new cirque-style production celebrating Hollywood and the cinematic arts. Audiences will enjoy action and adventure as they marvel at heroic feats and…

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Water Closures Will Not Dampen Your Fun in Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi’s tri-county region is a multi-faceted destination filled with various avenues, backroads, scenic coastline, and waterways to explore. From arts & culture and headline entertainment to boutique shopping, outdoor activities and family attractions, we offer something for every type of visitor and every type of budget. At this time, visitors can still enjoy most fresh water and salt water opportunities that extend beyond the affected areas in the region, including kayaking, paddle boarding, excursions to barrier islands…

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Coastal Mississippi Meetings

By Beth D’Addono By their very nature, tourism marketing slogans set high expectations. Hyperbole is a baseline and marketing speak can lay it on thick. A few cases in point: Illinois is mile after MAGNIFICENT mile. North Dakota is LEGENDARY. South Carolina is JUST RIGHT. And farther afield…There’s NOTHING like Australia. You get the picture - sometimes the bragging rights can be a bit much. Then there are the times when the PR folks in the destination get it spot on. Take Coastal Mississippi for instance. Formerly known as Visit Mississippi…

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An Insider's Guide to Birding in Coastal Mississippi

The Secret Coast is expansive, with 62 miles of shoreline, bays, bayous, marshes, and barrier islands perfect for bird watching more than 400 native and migratory species. The sandy beaches and barrier islands of Gulf Islands National Seashore allow observations of shorebirds and seabirds, including the Magnificant Frigatebird and Northern Gannet. The Mississippi Coastal Birding Trail helps guide visitors to destinations in six southern counties. One of the great birding experiences of the Gulf Coast is a spring “fallout,” when northbound…

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