Tunica has a population of 1,450, and once was known as a town rich in agriculture. In October1992, the town became known as a casino resort destination, attracting millions of visitors each year, according to the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce.
Tunica is located in the northwest corner of the state on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Tunica offers nine casino resorts with more than 6,300 hotel rooms. Three of these casinos--Harrah's Casino, Hollywood Casino and Sam's Town--offer RV parks. A fourth RV park, the Bordeaux Point RV Park, is located on Tunica Lake. The city also boasts at least 11 non-casino lodging options.
Off the Trail
Along with immersing themselves in the area's countryside, visitors can get away from the casinos and experience the city's Southern charm by taking a stroll down Tunica's Main Street or checking out nearby Indian burial mounds.
Tunica's Main Street is rich in antique shops, restaurants, museums and bed-and-breakfast inns.
Tunica was originally a Native American settlement.
Article Written By Crystal Owens
Crystal Owens is the assistant editor at a northern Virginia newspaper with more than 10 years experience in journalism. She has worked as a reporter in Florida, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Georgia, covering various topics from crime to politics to health care. She studied communications at the University of North Florida.