Travel — 09 September 2011
Go for the gold in the mines of Tunica. Slot machines, black jack, poker, name the game and hope for the jackpot. The gaming thrill of the casinos take guests into another world. Tunica offers visitors with a number of different casino locations. It’s a gamble whether one will come out ahead, but the thrill clearly keeps seats filled. Visitors can enjoy complementary beverages as they play. Take a break from the exhilaration of the casinos and relax at the Bellissimo Spa at Harrah’s Terrace Hotel. The spacious haven will calm the spirit and quiet the soul. Enjoy various spa treatments such as the Bellissimo Facial or Swedish Massage. It is the perfect tension release which guests are sure to cherish. The 16,000-square-foot facility is on the first floor of the Terrace Hotel. Everyone can find a favorite at Paula Deen’s Buffet exclusive to Harrah’s. Enjoy downhome cookin’ in an upscale buffet. Paula’s classics are sure to satisfy. In addition, there are plenty of nearby destinations. Memphis is the home of Elvis, pork barbeque, Rock ‘n Roll and the Blues. Spend time touring Elvis’ Graceland, the automotive museum, his private jets and the Meditation Garden where Elvis and his family are buried. Visit the new Smithsonian Rock ‘n Roll Museum, Beale Street, Memphis Zoo, Sun Records and much more. Attend a Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) game at the new FedEx Forum or a Memphis Redbirds (baseball) game at AutoZone Park. Clarksdale, Mississippi Located 35 miles south on Highway 61, Clarksdale was the home of many Blues legends, including W.C. Handy, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Tour the Delta Blues Museum, housed in the newly renovated Clarksdale Depot. Your tour might include a stop at the Hopson Plantation for a glimpse of the Mississippi Delta agriculture. Consider an evening at actor Morgan Freeman’s Madiddi’s Restaurant or Ground Zero Blues Club. Oxford, Mississippi In Oxford, located approximately 70 miles away from the casino resort area, you can visit Rowan Oak, home of William Faulkner. The town square in Oxford is known for its specialty shops, unique restaurants, and Square Books. Oxford is also home of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), rich with history and found on a beautiful campus. Mississippi Delta The Mississippi Delta is where roots run deep, and history and culture have intertwined to create a place unique to the world. For the thousands of visitors who come each year, the Delta is more than just part of something larger. More than a region or a feature on a map, the Delta is a land unto itself. The Mississippi Delta includes: DeSoto County, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Greenville, Greenwood, Indianola, Vicksburg, and Yazoo City. Go to www.visitthedelta.com for updates on all of these area travel locations.