Whether you live in Mississippi or are a tourist, there are plenty of things to do when it’s raining. From the U.S.S. Cairo Museum in Vicksburg to the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, chase away boredom with these 10 best rainy day activities in Mississippi.
Horseshoe Casino is a great place to gamble if you’re pining for Las Vegas. There’s a hotel attached to the casino, but it’s also open to the public (though the casino is only open on weekends). Guests especially love playing the slots!
If you’re a Civil War buff, this museum is a must. The U.S.S. Cairo is a gunboat that destroyed Confederate batteries and cleared torpedos. Today, guests can visit the U.S.S. Cairo and stand on a piece of Civil War history.
If you’re an architecture enthusiast, you’ll love the Longwood Mansion. This is the oldest octagonal house, onion-shaped in byzantine style. The mansion also has an incredible history, and you’ll learn all about this fascinating house and its stories through time.
Biloxi Visitors Center is in a picturesque location – across from the lighthouse, with incredible beach views. The Biloxi Visitors Center is home to an art museum and gift shop, where you can find souvenirs and local treasures. You can also pick up various brochures for different attractions and be a tourist for a day.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a must if you’re traveling with toddlers or young children. They offer many activities to heighten a child’s imagination, such as a hands-on market and treehouse. There are also many educational art and science exhibits to inspire young minds and big ideas.
If you’re a blues fan, the Delta Blues museum is a must. While it’s a bit older than other attractions on this list (there are no multimedia or interactive exhibits), it still makes learning about the history of many prominent blues artists fun.
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science features many exhibits revolving around space, oceans, and more. There’s also a park attached to the museum that guests of all ages love. If you’re traveling with children, the museum hosts plenty of exhibits and activities for kids.
Walter Anderson was a southern painter who died in 1965. This museum celebrates his paintings and his life and has become an icon of Mississippi art culture. The museum frequently introduces new exhibits and attractions, so there’s always something new to discover.
Borroum’s is the country’s oldest operating pharmacy. Today, their claim to fame is a restaurant and soda fountain that’s like stepping back in time. Make sure you try their famous slug burger!
Another great rainy day destination for kids is the Kermit the Frog museum. Children will enjoy the story room and can learn all about Kermit and Jim Henson. Don’t forget to pick up official Kermit gear at the gift shop!