Overview: Biloxi is probably best known for its casinos, but there are many different types of family friendly attractions. In 2005, Hurricane ... more »
Overview: Biloxi is probably best known for its casinos, but there are many different types of family friendly attractions. In 2005, Hurricane ... more »Katrina devastated much of Biloxi but Biloxi is fighting hard to come back better than ever. Our favorite activity of the visit was the Biloxi Shrimping Trip and I hope you add this to your itinerary when you head to Biloxi. It is a great way to learn more about the area's growth and life on the Gulf Coast. less «
Tips: Plan to spend at least one full day exploring these activities. Depending on the ages of your children and their interests, you may ... more »choose to visit only one or two activities in one day or you may wish to spend a few hours at several different activities. If you wish to spend more time at each activity, you will need more than one day. The activities are spread out throughout the city so you will need a car to get to each activity. Plan out your itinerary well because the traffic on Hwy 90 (Beach Blvd) can get very busy and you will not want to drive back and forth if you can avoid it. While you are driving around, be on the lookout for sculptures carved into the trees. There are over 50 of these beautiful sculptures carved into trees that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. less «
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is a hands-on museum where you can interact with exhibits. See different sea creatures, go underwater in the theater, and learn about what makes the Gulf Coast so unique and special! The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays on a limited basis and reservations... More are required.
Address: 10801 Dolphin Lane
Admission: Adults $4; Children under 12 $3
Hours of Operation: Sessions spots can be reserved for Friday and Saturday AM (9:30am-11:30pm) and PM (1:30pm-3:30pm) sessionsLess
The adventure at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center begins when your children will get to climb to the top floor through the climbing sculpture in the middle of the room as you follow on the ramps. The top floor offers an airport and foreign travel to Mexico as well as my daughter's favorite, the Mississippi City Center Hotel that reminded me of great... More grandma's house complete with gloves, hats, and shawls to try on in front of the standing mirror. There is a grocery store where you can go shopping, a television station where children can broadcast themselves, and a science discovery area. On the first floor, there is a toddler center perfect for children ages four and under as well as a train depot and a port with a shrimping boat and more. Don't forget to visit the outdoor exhibits where you will find a treehouse village that will remind you of the Swiss Family Robinson, a log cabin and a kid sized subdivision. Be sure to call or check the website before you visit because occasionally the museum will close due to special events.
Address: 246 Dolan Avenue
Admission: $8.00 Adults and Children over the age of 1 yr.; $5.00 Military and Senior (65+); $3.00 After 3:00 p.m. on Weekdays; $5.00 Admission for everyone on SundaysLess
Visit the last home of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. The home was built in 1848 and was completed in 1852. Tour the house and the grounds.
Address: 2244 Beach Blvd
Admission: $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children; $7.50 for Seniors, Students, AAA Auto Club and Active Duty Military
Hours of ... MoreOperation: Open daily from 9am to 5pmLess
After spending a morning at the beach, walk across the street to Miramar Park. The park is newly remodeled with benches, a pavillion, picnic tables, and a great playground.
Address: 1592 Beach Blvd.
The I-110 exit into Biloxi on Beach Blvd. is actually built over the ocean! Surrounding the I-110 Loop is a boardwalk loop that will take you over the Gulf of Mexico and around I-110. It is a nice little walk with the kids (be sure to hold on to little hands!).
Address: Park at parking lot near I-110 exit
The Biloxi Shrimping Trip is a 70m tour around the protected waters between Deer Island and the Biloxi shoreline. Once the trip gets started, they will drop the net into the water explaining what is happening. After about 20m, the net is brought up and you will get to check out your catch! We saw shrimp of all sizes, a blue crab and all... More different kinds of fish. The Biloxi Shrimping Trip sails at least 1-2x a day but you will have to call up to a week ahead to get the sailing times for the day you wish to go.
Address: 693 Beach Blvd
Admission: Adults $15.00+Tax; Children ages 11 and under $10.00+Tax; 3 And Under Free with Full Paid Adult
Hours of Operation: Call for daily departure timesLess
The Hurricane Katrina Memorial is dedicated to the Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina. It was built as a project of the television show Extreme Makeovers Home Edition. The memorial is a mosaic wave symbolizing Katrina's storm suge and there is a glass case filled with mementoes shared by Gulf Coast residents. There is also a tree sculpture... More that is one of over 50 that were carved out of trees that were damaged during the hurricane. The memorial is a powerful symbol of the hurricane and its devastation.
Address: 133 Main St
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is probably not the first attraction on your list of places to visit with kids but if you have time you will want to stop by to view the amazing music memorabilia throughout the hotel. Grab a meal or snack while you are there.
Address: 777 Beach Blvd
Admission: Free to walk through hotel
If you are looking for tasty get your hands messy BBQ, stop at The Shed. Ribs are their specialty but they also have chicken, sausage, pulled pork, sandwiches and a number of delicious sides like cole slaw, potato salad and macaroni salad.
Address: 7501 Hwy 57
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 11:00am to 9:00pm; Fri-Sat 11... More:00am to 10:00pm; Sun 11:00am to 9:00pmLess
The Grind Coffee and Nosh serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a lovely breakfast spot with coffee and Espresso drinks as well as food items like the Legendary Cinnamon Roll, muffins, bagels, buttermilk biscuits and more. They also have a take out menu if you would like your meal to go.
Address: 934 Cedar Lake Road
... More Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 6:30am to 6:00pm; Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm; Sun 7:00am to 3:00pmLess
Fried dill pickles, Mississippi Delta Catfish, po' boys and BBQ shrimp are just a few of the dishes you will find on the Blow Fly Inn menu. The kid's menu includes chicken tenders, grilled cheese or popcorn shrimp. The Blow Fly Inn serves both lunch and dinner.
Address: 1201 Washington Ave.
Hours of Operation: Sun-Thurs 11am... More to 9pm; Fri-Sat 11am to 10pmLess
Located in the IP Casino, Carnaval de Brasil will give you a taste of a South American Churrascaria, a Brazilian barbacue. If you have never experienced a Churrascaria, you will want to try this! Although the meals are pricey (39.95 a person), you will get to try different meats like bacon wrapped filet, sausage, turkey breast, pork loin, and... More more. They are delivered to you and carved right at your table. You can reserve a table on the website.
Address: 850 Bayview Avenue
Hours of Operation: Fri-Sat 5pm to 11pm; Sun 5pm-10pm; Mon-Thurs Closed
Take a walk down Main Street and wander in art galleries, specialty shops, and antique stores. Grab a snack at one of the restaurants while you wander. Stop by the Biloxi Visitor's Center and see what the next drive-in movie will be.
Address: Main Street
Hours of Operation may vary