Feeling lucky? A Tunica vacation could be lucrative—if you're a good gambler. This Mississippi town, a mere 20 miles from Memphis, Tennessee, has a few casinos where you can try your hand at the tables. You can also take in some entertainment, as major performers often stop here on tour. Of course, there are also Elvis-themed attractions in nearby Memphis, and several sites home to the blues.
If you love the blues, your Tunica vacation must include a trip through the Mississippi Blues Trail. You'll see historical landmarks of legendary music, starting with the Gateway to the Blues Museum and all along Highway 61. Check out Tunica rental cars and plan to drive the route through Mississippi. Also in town is the Tunica Museum, a collection of artifacts from the area, including items related to Tunica's history cultivating cotton.
Tunica is close to Memphis, so head on into the city! Visit the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Take in the blues clubs in the Beale Street district and stroll along the Memphis Walk of Fame. Mud Island River Park features a river walk, a scale model of 1,000 miles of the Lower Mississippi River spread over a half a mile.
Graceland, Elvis Presley's onetime home, draws hundreds of thousands of tourists every year to Memphis. There's a celebration once a year around the time of Elvis' birthday on January 8. Events include a memorabilia auction and birthday cake for fans of the King.
The Beale Street music festival is on the agenda in late April and early May, when dozens of music acts perform on four different stages. It's a "must-see" for Tunica packages booked this time of year.
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