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Biloxi Tour Train

Porter Ave & Hwy 90 Lighthouse, Biloxi, MS 39530
228-374-8687
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Ranked #1 of 15 activities in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Biloxi's original historical and sightseeing tour debuted in 1961 and 52 years later still departs from the Biloxi Lighthouse Park (Highway 90 at... more » Owner description: Biloxi's original historical and sightseeing tour debuted in 1961 and 52 years later still departs from the Biloxi Lighthouse Park (Highway 90 at Porter Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530). The "Biloxi Tour Train," also known to the locals as the "Biloxi Shrimp Train," is owned and operated by native Biloxians. 2013 marks Carla Beaugez Taconi and her husband August's 20th year sharing Biloxi's heritage, history and hospitality with visitors to this beloved city. If you're interested in an authentic and original journey while in Biloxi then this is the tour for you. "For centuries the World has come to Biloxi and I invite you to as well!"...Carla « less
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was a boring tour about what is not here after Hurricane Katrina hit the area in 2005 with some historical information about the city. I am originally from Gulfport & love to take this relaxing old Shrimp Train tour but it wasn't the old Shrimp train tour. Miss Carla as she refers to herself way too many times was... More

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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32 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The "Shrimp Tour" tram that begins at the Biloxi Lighthouse is a must take tour while in Biloxi to learn of the heritage and sites of that city. Carla is a wonderful tour guide, great personality and I liked the fact she recalled the states each of us were from who were on the tour on March 22nd 11am. She... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Not exactly what I thought it was going to be, but relaxing and fun none the less.... The guide Carla was sweet spirited, funny and informative. We waved at the locals and they greeted us as well. The trip was full of local culture and personal stories. Lots about the impact of Katrina... I would not say it was GREAT,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Carla does a great tour. I've been to Biloxi many times, but this was my first tour. I really enjoyed it, and learned quite a bit. It was a cold day, but Carla had blankets for us. Be sure to call ahead for reservations. It picks up at the lighthouse, so you can walk the beach while you wait. As... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Though the train itself is a bit creaky, our guide August was funny and warm. He showed us some superb examples of the homes, told us about the industry and showed us a lot of the damage from the hurricanes. The memorials for the victims of Camille and Katrina were very moving to see.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I were in town on business and were lucky to enjoy a sunny, mild January Sunday. We happened to catch the tour train just before it pulled out...not knowing anything about it. Wow...were we in for a ride! Carla is very knowledgeable about her hometown and its history, and she tells the fun stories, not the boring... More

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dublin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I am not sure if there is really nothing in Bioloxi to see on a tour or if this is just an awful tour. We had one day in Biloxi and thought we would make the most of it by taking a local tour. It was awful. I know Katrina was devastating for the area, however, if that is all... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Tour only runs twice a day. Ms Carla, the owner/guide, grew up in Biloxi. Most knowledgeable about the town as it was, how and why it is now. Best thing I did in town.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

This is a must a tour round Biloxi with the informative Carla. The tour takes you around the town and tells the story from the original settlement to the devastation of Katrina. Carla is friendly and engaging and this tour points out all the places you would want to see in Biloxi. A great way to spend and hour and... More

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Because we have enjoyed train tours in other places we booked this tour. The sights were interesting, lots of focus on Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it caused. By far the highlight was the tour guide--knowledgable, friendly, intelligent, friendly, expressive and fun. If you want a taste of Mississippi hospitality, this is where you'll get some.

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