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    Deer Island

    By Lisa | June 1, 2014

    Deer Island in Biloxi, MS was first occupied by American Indians and then Europeans in 1717. It was used for fishing and farming in the 18th and 19th centuries, and was even home to an amusement park in 1915.  The island’s residents left after Hurricane Camille in 1969. The narrow, four-mile long island is essentially... Read More

    Biloxi Lighthouse

    By Lisa | June 1, 2014

    The Biloxi Lighthouse located on U.S. 90 was erected in 1848 and was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. It is the city’s signature landmark and is a symbol resolve and resilience. The light was civilian operated from 1848 to 1939, and is notable for its several female lightkeepers, including Maria Younghans,... Read More

    Sharkheads Souvenir City

    By Lisa | May 25, 2014

    Sharkheads Souvenir City is the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s premier gift shop.  The shop originally opened in 1977 and grew throughout the years to a 35,000 square foot shop.  The landmark 32 foot great white sharkhead in the front is a unique picture opportunity. From novelty T-Shirts to shot glasses and everything in between, the wide variety... Read More

    Biloxi Schooners

    By Lisa | May 25, 2014

    For a truly unique way of enjoying the Mississippi Gulf Coast, step on board an authentic replica of a Biloxi oyster schooner. These “White Winged Queens” once sailed the Coast from the late 1800′s to the early 1900′s; however the introduction of marine engines and the changes in oyster harvesting laws caused these beautiful crafts... Read More

    Friendship Oak in Long Beach

    By Lisa | May 19, 2014

    On the beachfront in Long Beach MS, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, is a magnificent live oak tree 500+ years old. The tree is loved by many and held in fond memory by those whose wedding ceremonies were held on the platform within its mighty branches.  This beautiful oak draws many tourists daily. The historic... Read More

    Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

    By Lisa | May 18, 2014

    The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center located in Gulfport, MS offers 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, six acres of outdoor play space, a spacious theatre, Viking kitchen and other great facilities for community use. Experience fun, educational field trips and group visits.  All visits are self-guided, allowing children and their chaperones to experience the... Read More

    The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS)

    By Lisa | May 12, 2014

     The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (“IMMS”) is a non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purpose of public education, conservation, and research on marine mammals. Located in Gulfport, MS, IMMS has been an active in the National Stranding Network since its inception. IMMS is the premier stranding organization in the Mississippi-Louisiana-Alabama region of the... Read More

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