If you love traveling, you’ll want to visit Biloxi, MS. Below are the top 8 places of interest that are a must for any tourist or vacationer.
Built in 1848, the Biloxi lighthouse has been standing strong over the years, surviving time, water, waves, and hurricanes – most notably, hurricane Katrina. After the hurricane, the lighthouse was closed for repairs for several years, but it has been open and doing well since 2010. You’ll find guided tours held daily where you’ll learn about the history of both the lighthouse and Biloxi.
Here's an aerial view of the lighthouse:
Mardi Gras Museum
Located inside the Magnolia Hotel, which is another of Biloxi’s historic monuments all on its own, the Mardi Gras Museum is a firm favorite for many tourists. Not only does it showcase the colorful history of Mardi Gras, but it also displays the bright, colorful, and usual costumes used in Mardi Gras festivals.
Biloxi Tour Train
Since its establishment in 1961, the Biloxi tour train has been running non-stop for tourists. Taking a tour on the train will show you a different and in-depth side of Biloxi, as it’s run by several citizens of the city. You’ll see monuments and learn bits of history that no outsider could tell you. The tour goes past many landmarks and monuments, one of which is the Biloxi lighthouse.
As Biloxi is a coastal city, it would be remiss to skip mentioning a few oceanic places to see. One of these is Ship Island, only 11 miles from the mainland. There are many ways to get to the island, but the easiest is by ferry. You can catch one of the numerous ferries leaving from the mainland twice a day, and with sparkling beaches, fishing, bird-watching, and Fort Massachusetts on the island, there’s something for everyone to see.
Biloxi Brewing Company
A little something for the guys and gals who like their craft beer. The Biloxi Brewing Company offers a chance for you to see how beer is made in a craft brewery. Folks who are over the drinking age can take a tour of the factory with an experienced brewmaster, tasting varieties of beer from dark stouts to blondes.
Just because Biloxi is a coastal city doesn’t mean the only fun to be found is near the ocean. Why not have a look at the MGM Park stadium, home of the Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball team? The shuckers have games on a regular basis, and if you’re a fan of baseball, then you can join the other 6,000 people that can be seated in the MGM stadium as you watch the game. Take part in mini-games that happen between innings or watch the fireworks displays.
Grind Coffee & Nosh
The best part about going on vacation is the food. After you’ve had a long and exciting day sightseeing, you need a place to get something to eat. Grind Coffee & Nosh is famous in Biloxi, as it’s a cafe that prides itself on serving the perfect cup of coffee every time. Whether you want an espresso, cappuccino, or laté, their trained baristas will make sure that every cup is flawless. They also serve a full menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals, sure to cater to everyone’s tastes.
Hurricane Katrina Memorial
One of the natural events that shook Biloxi was Hurricane Katrina. The residents of the city erected a memorial to commemorate lost loved ones, as well as showing the height of the waves during that time. There are also plaques that depict the damage caused by the hurricane, as well as a map of the total damage done. Visiting this memorial is a good way to show respect to those who lost their lives and homes during the storm.