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Tucked away between New Orleans, LA, and Mobile, AL, Coastal Mississippi’s 62 miles of scenic coastline offer a little slice of Southern coastal heaven. Whether you crave beachfront relaxation, thrilling outdoor activities or world-class gaming, you’ll find endless experiences here. Take a virtual tour of ‘The Secret Coast’ to see all it has to offer.

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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport, MS 39507 • (228) 897-6039

Dedicated to inspiring children, families and communities through the arts, interactive educational experiences and exploration, the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center ignites the imagination. From the Super Colossal Climbing Structures that span the height of the museum and simulate the sea, to The Little Pet Vet that allows kids to see what takes place when their pet goes to the doctor, visitors are encouraged to be creative and imaginative. This is the perfect stop to connect vacation with education.

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Coastal Mississippi
The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center ignites the imagination. Image: Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi Casinos

When it comes to gaming along The Secret Coast, let the good times roll. With 12 casinos, 24-hour gaming, nonstop entertainment and places to wine and dine, you’ll never run out of ways to take full advantage of the fun the Coast has to offer. The many casinos boast an array of table games. Not to mention an array of slot machines, delicious restaurants, relaxing spas, brag-worthy boutiques and beautiful pools. When you are able to visit Coastal Mississippi and enjoy yourself, there’s a table game, cocktail and spa robe with your name on it.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Get your gambling on with any of Coastal Mississippi’s 12 casinos. Image: Coastal Mississippi

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

5107 Arthur St., Moss Point, MS 39563 • (228) 475-0825

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as a gateway to the largest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. Visitors can experience the wonders of nature and learn about birds and wildlife throughout the year. The grounds and exhibits focus on the unique ecosystem that is the Pascagoula River watershed, with native animals on display indoors and a native plant botanical garden surrounding the location. The best way to explore the river and enjoy the outdoors is by kayak — rent from the center or launch on your own!

Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Coastal Mississippi
Take a relaxing kayak ride at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Image: Bill Colgin

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530 • (228) 374-5547

In a fitting tribute to the famous artist, architect and artist Frank Gehry designed this award-winning campus of bold, intriguing, self-sufficient structures. The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art features the ceramics of George E. Ohr, the self-proclaimed “Mad Potter of Biloxi,” as well as contemporary and historic exhibitions. Voted 2018 “Best Museum or Gallery in the state of Mississippi” as well as one of the “25 Best Galleries and Museums in the United States” by the American Art Awards, OOMA serves as a visual portal into the culture and heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
Explore the extraordinary works of George E. Ohr at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Image: Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi Seafood Cuisine

They’ve got surf, turf, international eats, BBQ and local flavors that will change the way you see and taste Mississippi. But nothing beats Coastal Mississippi’s gulf-to-table seafood cuisine. Caught fresh and served in restaurants across the Coast, there is no shortage of variety or bold flavor. From formal dining experiences like indulging in the catch of the day at Vestige, to a fun island atmosphere at Shaggy’s accompanied by seafood favorites, Coastal Mississippi restaurants have a taste of whatever you’re craving.

Seafood dinner in Coastal Mississippi
Stop by any of Coastal Missippi’s seafood restaurants to enjoy delicious gulf-to-table cuisine. Image: Coastal Mississippi

Check out more amazing Southern destinations in our “Virtual Vacation” series.

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