Things to Do in Tunica, MS

Things to Do in Tunica, MS
The Tunica area of Mississippi is best known for its large number of casinos and gambling spots. The area in what is called the Mississipi Delta is third on the list of gambling destinations in the United States, behind Las Vegas and Atlantic City. If you're in the mood for something outdoors, there are still things to do in Tunica, although many are at casino-related facilities. You can try your hand at golf, tennis or clay pigeon shooting as well as fishing and hunting.

Tunica RiverPark and Museum

The Tunica RiverPark is a large, interactive museum located in Tunica. Most of the exhibits are dedicated to the history of Tunica as well as the state. You can learn more about how Tunica started and the way the town looked long before the casinos. Eco-tourism is a big part of the RiverPark and it offers a 1.9 mile hiking trail that takes you through the wetlands. The EcoTrail also gives you the chance to see native wildlife and explore hard to reach areas of the wetlands.

Tunica RiverPark
1 Riverpark Dr
Robinsonville, MS 38664
(662) 357-0050

Willows Sporting Clays

At Harrah's Casino you have the option of visiting the Willows Sporting Clays & Hunting Center. If you've ever wanted to learn how to shoot and hunt, this is the place to go. Trained instructors are on hand to teach you the fundamentals of clay pigeon shooting, including the right time to pull the gun and how to fire. The target shooting championships and other events are also held there.

Willows Sporting Clays
1100 Casino Strip Boulevard
Tunica, 38664
(662) 357-3154

The Links at Cottonwood

The Links at Cottonwood is located right at Harrah's Casino and was designed by Hale Irwin who wanted to create the feel of a Scottish course. This 18-hole golf course is a par-72, with several holes located right along the lakes and was picked as one of the Top 40 Casino Golf Courses by Golf Digest. The 13th hole is an outstanding 600 yards long and the 16th hole has its own island green.

The Links at Cottonwood
13615 Old Highway 61
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
(800) 946-4946

Beaver Dam Hunting Services

An excellent outdoor experience is the Beaver Dam Hunting Services, which takes tourists on hunts at the historic Beaver Dam. A trained guide leads you and your group into the woods alongside the Dam area for a morning duck hunt. Beaver Dam is a favorite among hunters and has been since the early 1940s. The trips are meant for those who already have experience in hunting ducks.

Beaver Dam Hunting Services
(662) 357-0279

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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