Mississippi Music Trails
Mississippi is known as the birthplace of America’s music, and you’ll find multiple music trails throughout the state showcasing that honor. Both the Mississippi Blues Trail and the Mississippi Country Music Trail have multiple stops along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. These stops are notable in the history and growth of the blues and country music. The markers at each location tell a story of the significance of each site.
With 26 miles of white sand beaches, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to spend the day relaxing by the water on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Biloxi Visitors Center
The Biloxi Visitors Center is so much more than a visitors center. Here you’ll find multi-media exhibits, local art and a plethora of information about the area. Be sure to also check out the Biloxi Lighthouse and snap a photo while you’re there.
Check out the thousands of beautiful flowers at the Beau Rivage or soak in the rockin’ décor at the Hard Rock. Even if you don’t gamble, the Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos are a site to see. Most have shops and live music you can enjoy without spending a dime!
Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
If you love the outdoors, we highly suggest making the trip to Grand Bay NERR. With more than 12,800 acres of marsh, forests, creeks and more, you are sure to have a great day. Whether you want to hike, birdwatch, sightsee, fish or explore the interactive indoor facility, you will thoroughly enjoy this reserve.
The Friendship Oak is a must see in Long Beach, Mississippi. Located on the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast campus, this 500+ year old oak tree is a Mississippi Gulf Coast staple. It is said that those who visit the Friendship Oak together will remain friends for life.
Alice Moseley Museum
At this quaint museum in you will find more than 40 pieces of art created by Alice Moseley. Alice was a self-taught folk artist who didn’t begin her painting career until age 60. Her eclectic work is on display for anyone and everyone to see at the free museum in Bay St. Louis.
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Mississippi’s islands and the Davis Bayou Area make up Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s National Park. Davis Bayou Area is the perfect place to start your exploration. Here you can enjoy fishing, hiking, biking, a visitors center, ranger-led programs and much more.
All along Highway 90, you can spot beautiful carvings that were once live oaks, but are now transformed into beautiful works of art.
Parks & Splash pads
The Coast is filled with parks, and many of them have splash pads. Whether you want to take the kids to have a little fun in the sun or just want to take an evening stroll, the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s parks are a great activity when on a budget.