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Gulfport
Gulfport, Mississippi, one half of the Gulfport-Biloxi section of the Gulf Coast, was very nearly destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. The city has been gradually reconstructed, and the surrounding natural areas have been rebuilding themselves as well. Visit the barrier islands that form Gulf Islands National Seashore, a parkland along the Mississippi Sound. A ferry runs from Gulf Port to Ship Island, with unspoiled white beaches and tidal pools, boardwalks and historic sites to explore.

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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Owner description: Located in a 1915 schoolhouse, under the large live oaks, just blocks from the beach in Gulfport, MS, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a special place for children and their... more Owner description: Located in a 1915 schoolhouse, under the large live oaks, just blocks from the beach in Gulfport, MS, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a special place for children and their grown-ups. Inside, 15,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits encourage fun, learning and creativity. Discover different cultures at Celebrate the World We Share, board the train at Dolan Avenue Depot, and create a mini masterpiece at our art studio, Art Knows Anything Goes. Outside, oak-covered acres provide more space to let the imagination run wild. Play house in the trees, tap a tune in the outdoor musical garden, and explore the tiny town of Kids Street. Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is honored to be a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services, which recognizes exceptional contributions to the community. less
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Owner description: The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of public education, conservation, and research on... more Owner description: The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of public education, conservation, and research on marine mammals and sea turtles in the wild and under human care. IMMS has been an active participant of the National Stranding Network since its inception. IMMS is the premier stranding organization in the Mississippi-Louisiana-Alabama region of the Gulf Coast with the capability and expertise to care for sick and injured marine mammals and sea turtles. IMMS serves as an important educational resource for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, incorporating programs for conservation, education and research of marine mammals, sea turtles, and their environment. IMMS is open for public tours year-round, however reservations are required. less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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Island View Casino
Island View Casino
Attraction type: Casinos
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Jones Park
Jones Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Busted Wrench Garage Museum
Busted Wrench Garage Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Half Shell Oyster House
Half Shell Oyster House
Ranked #1 of 253 Restaurants in Gulfport
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tony's Brick Oven Pizzeria
Tony's Brick Oven Pizzeria
Ranked #2 of 253 Restaurants in Gulfport
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Blow Fly Inn
The Blow Fly Inn
Ranked #3 of 253 Restaurants in Gulfport
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Salute Italian Restaurant
Salute Italian Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 253 Restaurants in Gulfport
Cuisines: Seafood, Italian
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Shrimp Basket
Shrimp Basket
Ranked #5 of 253 Restaurants in Gulfport
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Guest House at Gulfport Landing
3.0 of 5
The Guest House at Gulfport Landing
$149 - $244
Ranked #1 of 6 Gulfport B&B and Inns
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Hampton Inn & Suites Gulfport
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Gulfport
$108 - $172
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Gulfport
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Gulfport I-10
2.5 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton Gulfport I-10
$111 - $218
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Gulfport
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Gulfport Airport
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Gulfport Airport
$97 - $200
Ranked #3 of 28 Hotels in Gulfport
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Wingate by Wyndham Gulfport
3.0 of 5
Wingate by Wyndham Gulfport
$109 - $291
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Gulfport
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Holiday Inn Gulfport/Airport
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Gulfport/Airport
$99 - $202
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Gulfport
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Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi
4.0 of 5
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi
$111 - $365
Ranked #1 of 47 Hotels in Biloxi
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Palace Casino Resort
4.0 of 5
Palace Casino Resort
$73 - $236
Ranked #3 of 47 Hotels in Biloxi
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
4.0 of 5
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
$130 - $416
Ranked #4 of 47 Hotels in Biloxi
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