Biloxi City Facts
|Country||USA (United States of America)|
|Total Area||114 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||30.3958° N, 88.8853° W|
|Time Zone||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Mardi Gras Museum|
|Universities||University of Southern Miss, Tulane University|
Biloxi, a small region in between the Mississippi Sound and Biloxi Bay, has a notable presence in terms of popularity and developments among other cities in USA. Biloxi has been historically attached to the names of many nations like the French, the Spanish, the English and so on. Pierre Le Moyne d’iberville, a French discoverer, first explored this little land in 1699 and established a colony. Later on Biloxi has been passed through the administration of various other colonizers.
Biloxi is mainly popular as a recess among the visitors and the travelers. Its main economical pillars are the casinos that have legal sanctions and the sea food industry. They are the main sources of revenue for the government as well as major tourist magnets. The revenues that are drawn from the casinos and the sea food business is used in the development of the area including its educational systems.
In Biloxi , some of the well known casino hotels , only hotels and inns are as follows,
- Beau Rivage Biloxi Resort & Casino
- Grand Casino Bayview Resort And Spa
- Palace Casino Resort
- Isle of Capri Casino Resort
- Comfort Inn Beachfront
- Treasure Bay Casino Resort
- Best Western Swan Motel
Grand Biloxi in Biloxi is a luxurious casino and hotel together. Apart from casino , Grand Biloxi has many other exciting features to its credit. Grand Biloxi has world class comfortable swimming pool, soothing spa and salon, a fitness center for the people willing to stay in shape always, luxury cabanas, LB’s steakhouse and a shopping mall of its own.
Grand Biloxi has three world class restaurants of its own. The Starbucks, Grand Buffet and LB’s Steakhouse that has won award also. These restaurants are always ready to serve the customers with a wide and mouthwatering range of foods. From light to heavy, everything is served in these three restaurants.
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport serves the city. Buses, cars, taxis and trains include the public transportation in the city. Private and public marinas are also available in the city for those arriving on boat.The interstate highways such as Interstate 10, Interstate 110 and Highways 67 and 15 are the provide access to other parts of the city also.
Places to Visit
The city has abundant amusements like Biloxi Natatorium, Biloxi Shrimping Trip, Biloxi Tour Train that gives a historical journey through one the oldest towns in America, Centuries Antique Mall -the Largest Antique Mall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Crosby Arboretum, Deer Island Fishing & Tours, Donal Snyder Community Center, Fish-Finder Charters, Frances X. Collins Fitness Center & Pool, Fun Factory, Golden Gate Skateland, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Gulf Islands Water Park, J L Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Park Ten Lanes, Scranton Nature Museum, SWAT Paintball Park and Walter Anderson Museum of Art. It is also home to umpteen number of historical sites including Biloxi Lighthouse, Cat Island Adventures, Friendship Oak, Hurricane Katrina Memorial, Keesler Air Force Base, Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education, NASA Space Center, StenniSphere Museum, Naval Construction Battalion Center, WWII/USS Tullibee Memorial and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The various parks, gardens and beaches in the city are also attracted by the tourists.