Page 47 - Discover South Mississippi - Fall, 2023
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 story by Cherie Ward
       FACING PAGE: INFINITY Science Center. TOP LEFT: Gulf Coast Gator Ranch. TOP RIGHT: TrainTastic.
ABOVE LEFT: Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum. ABOVE CENTER: Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. ABOVE RIGHT: Margaritaville Resort and Family Entertainment Center.
farms, factories, and more – all without ever leaving their Gulfport location. All Aboard!
But don’t leave Gulfport just yet; the Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum is just a stone’s throw
from TrainTastic and filled with real airplanes and exhibits sure to wow the inner flying ace in all of us. This 33,000-square-foot museum honors Mississippi aviation and the heroes that forged it. The museum’s 22 galleries, historical artifacts, multimedia displays, and simulators will wow you while testing your skills in the pilot’s seat.
While your head’s in the clouds, head west to INFINITY Science Center! From the moment you arrive you’ll be caught up in the excitement of discovery. Located in Hancock County, INFINITY is a non-profit science museum that also serves as the official visitor
center for NASA Stennis Space Center encompassing a mix of exhibit space and hands-on experiential programming. From the ocean’s depths to the farthest reaches of outer space, INFINITY unveils the sights, sounds, textures, and smells of past discoveries, and a rare glimpse at future missions into uncharted space.
Finally, Head back down to earth – and a little farther east – to Moss Point in Jackson County for a great time at the Gulf Coast Gator Ranch. Take a swamp tour on a high-speed airboat and even hand-feed alligators! The whole family will make memories to last a lifetime.
We’ve got all this and more in Coastal Mississippi, so grab your car keys and your sense of adventure and start enjoying your fall family getaway in Coastal Mississippi.

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