Tunica HotelsOnce a sleepy Mississippi delta town, Tunica has developed into the south’s premier entertainment district. With 9 24-hour casino resorts, complete with entertainment and dining facilities alongside the gaming, Tunica draws large crowds who come for a good time. It also boasts world-class golf courses and a range of other leisure activities. Plus, since it is just 20 minutes from Memphis, Blues culture is heavily ingrained here - Tunica is the start of the Blues Trail, which runs through Mississippi. Things to seeThe gaudy, neon-lit palaces of the casinos are the main draw in Tunica. With thousands of square feet of slot machines and games tables between them, you could lose days inside. Luckily the cocktails keep flowing and there are plenty of restaurant and buffet dining options to keep you going, If you’d rather explore the history and culture of the area, visit the free Tunica Museum, which shows what life was like before the casinos arrived. Then take a walk in the Tunica RiverPark, which has abundant nature trails. Here, you can also take a river cruise, which offers a languid, leisurely tour along Tunica’s section of the majestic Mississippi. You can also take a trip by road along the Blues Highway 61, to explore the Blues heritage of the area – blue plaques provide information at various points across the state, and there are several places of interest close to Tunica. Hotels in
TunicaTunica offers some great hotel deals, particularly in the casino hotels, which offer excellent value for money. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the hotels function as full resorts, with indoor pool areas, fitness centers, restaurants, and shopping areas besides the main attraction of the casinos. Away from the casino resorts, smaller, budget hotels in Tunica are available all over town, including familiar motel chains and independently-run guesthouses. Complimentary breakfasts, WiFi, and free parking are readily available. Prices are on the cheap side and don’t vary wildly, so you can decide whether you want a glitzy resort or a simple, comfortable room. Where to stayFor the full entertainment experience, stay at one of the casino resorts in Robinsonville. There are onsite leisure activities for the whole family, as well as golf courses and access to the river boat cruises nearby. There are also smaller, more individual hotels available in the same area, providing more personal hospitality and quieter evenings, while still offering access to the same entertainment facilities. If you’d rather have a Blues experience, then there are numerous motels and guesthouses all around the route 61 Highway north towards Memphis and south towards Clarksdale, with some unique delta properties available in the area. How to get to TunicaMemphis International Airport is the closest large airport, located 35 miles north of Tunica. There are dedicated casino shuttle services available which need to be booked in advance. They provide drop-off and pick-up at all the casinos in the area. There are also bus shuttles to the Tunica area hotels, or you can take a taxi from outside the terminal building. If you plan to explore the Blues Trail, hiring a car is the best option so that you have the freedom to visit lots of different sites, though there are also Blues bus tours available, which start in Tunica.