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100 Things To Do in Coastal Mississippi

Curious about how much there is to do in Coastal Mississippi? We have crafted the perfect list of ideas, highlighting amazing experiences you can only have along our 62 miles of beautiful coastline! 1. Explore INFINITY Science Center. 2. While you’re visiting Infinity, hop on a bus tour of NASA’s Stennis Space Center. 3. Get outside and explore the Coast’s National Park—Gulf Islands National Seashore. 4. Take a photo with the “Welcome to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” sign. 5. Spot one of the rarest bird populations on earth at the Mississippi…

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Celebrate Mardi Gras on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

For more than a century, Carnival season has been celebrated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with parades, balls, and other festivities. This year, Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” falls on February 28; however, you can experience Mardi Gras celebrations all month long! Below are the parades and events happening along the Coast that you can look forward to this Mardi Gras season. February 11 Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center | 10 am Elk’s Mardi Gras Parade: Ocean Springs | 1 pm Krewe of Legacy Mardi Gras…

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Halloween on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

With Halloween right around the corner, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has so many upcoming activities and events to partake in to celebrate the spooktacular holiday. The following are a few of the many Halloween events you can experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this year:…

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Q&A with award-winning Charter Boat Captains Jay Trochesset & Kenny Barhanovich

Photo:James Edward Bates for South Mississippi Living Two Mississippi Gulf Coast charter boat captains Jay Trochesset and Kenny Barhanovich have recently been awarded the Legendary Captains and Crew Award. This high honor is distinguished by providing leadership, earning the respect of their peers and making a meaningful contribution to the sport of recreational angling over an extended period of time…

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Rainy Day on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Rainy day? No problem! We still have plenty for you to experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Kid-friendly activities Infinity Science Center— This NASA Space Center provides an innovative, hands-on experience for the whole family! Lynn Meadows Discovery Center— Lynn Meadows is the ultimate interactive experience for children! With more than 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits, your child will love spending the day at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Center for Marine Education— Visitors of all ages can encounter many species found…

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