Gulf Coast Region


J L Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium - The aquarium features a 42,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico tank, home to sharks, sea turtles, eels and fish that are some of the Aquarium's largest residents, more than 40 other aquariums that showcase a multitude of the region's fish, touch tank, live turtles, alligators and non-poisonous snakes natural to the coastal area, 313-seat auditorium, a shop and lots more.

Marine Life Oceanarium - See bottlenose dolphins perform. Enjoy a sea lion show. Examine several local marine species in the touch pool. See a variety of colorful Macaws demonstrate their beauty and talent.

Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Libr - Retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Includes Beauvoir House, Presidential Library, Confederate Museum, historic cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier and gift shop.

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art - ""Mad Potter of Biloxi,"" noted throughout the art world for his unique pottery which boasts paper-thin walls and brilliant glazes. Hosts national and regional traveling exhibits, along with the works of local artists.

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center - An interactive children's museum designed for children under 12. Children communicate with robots, snoop through a cluttered attic, shop in a local market, produce a news show, operate a crane and explore the tree houses.

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum - The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum preserves and interprets the maritime history and seafood heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A film on Hurricane Camille runs every hour. Gift shop available.

Friendship Oak - Located on the Gulf Park Campus of The University of Southern Mississippi, this 500+-year-old live oak tree measures 50' in height; trunk diameter is 5'4'; trunk circumference is 17' with a foliage spread of 151'.

Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum - Located in the historic Magnolia Hotel, Biloxi's Mardi Gras Museum traces the three hundred year history of the celebration of Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast. On display are costumes, photographs and memorabilia of carnival celebrations along the coast.

Crosby Arboretum - 104-acre native plant conservatory with walking trails, pond, award winning pavilion by noted architect Fay Jones, and pitcher plant bog exhibits.

Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) - WAMA features the art of Mississippi artist, writer and naturalist Walter Anderson, including The Little Room, and WPA murals and exhibitions of other significant artists.

Bodine Pottery & Art Studio - Working pottery studio with gallery and gift shop. Tours and demonstrations by appointment. Summer clay camps for kids.




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