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Mississippi Country Music Trail - Chris Ledoux 44 Chris Lee LeDoux was born on October 2, 1948, Biloxi.
710 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS
Mississippi Country Music Trail - Paul Overstreet 63 Paul Overstreet was raised in Vancleave andbecoming a chart-topping singer.
Highway 57 & Bulldog Ln. Vancleave, MS
Mississippi Freedom Trail – Biloxi Beach 40
The Civil Rights Wade-Ins marker commemorates the 1959, 1960 and 1963 Wade-ins on Biloxi Beach lead by Dr. Gilbert R Mason Sr to open public beaches to all citizens.
1050 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, MS
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Round Island Lighthouse
C. 1859, once stood off the coast of Pacagoula on Round Island, now in the heart of downtown Pascagoula. Laurel Ave.
Pascagoula, MS
(228) 938-6639
St. Augustine Seminary
& Grotto 9
Est. in 1922, the first Roman Catholic Seminary in the US to train and ordain African-American men to be priests and brothers. The Lourdes Grotto was built in 1938.
199 Seminary Dr.
Bay St. Louis, MS
(228) 467-6414
Lynn Meadows
Discovery Center 26
One of the Top 50 Children’s Museums in the United States. Hands-on-Children’s Museum with interactive exhibits and games. 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport, MS (228) 897-6039
Maritime & Seafood
Industry Museum 50
“Ship in a Bottle” maritime museum with one-of-a-kind exhibits and rare artifacts telling 300 years of history. 115 1st St., Biloxi, MS
(228) 435-6320
Condemned Walking Tour
mostly in Bay St. Louis.
Explore interactive and fun science, space and engineering exhibits. Outdoors, boardwalks and observation decks offer visitors access to natural habitats.
1 Discovery Cir., Pearlington, MS 228-533-9025
Lobrano House 10
Victorian-style architecture accented with displays of historic photos of the area and Indian artifacts. Turn-of-the-century furnishings.
108 Cue St., Bay St. Louis, MS
(228) 467-4090
La Pointe-Krebs Museum 70 Learn the rich history of the LaPointe Krebs House and the diverse people that have inhabited this site and surrounding
War & Peace - The T.F. Monti Private Model Collection 3 Collection of nearly 4,000 hand- made airplanes, rockets, tanks, jeeps, ships, automobiles, trucks, horse drawn wagons and fire engines.
1928 Depot Way Bay St. Louis, MS (228) 463-9222
Biloxi Visitors Center 40
A 2,500 sq. ft. museum that covers the history of Biloxi from the landing of D’Iberville to modern-day life using “audio wands” to enhance the visual tour. Free admission.
1050 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS
(228) 374-3105
Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum 42
Learn the 300+ 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. 792 Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS
(228) 314-4747
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Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education 51 A center for arts with a beautiful lobby area which houses the spec- tacular 1937 WPA tile murals painted by James McConnell Anderson and fired by Peter Anderson.
1600 Government St.
Ocean Springs, MS
(228) 818-2878
Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum 24
Highlights the state’s rich aviation his- tory. STEM-interactive exhibits. Flight simulator, live mechanics working on and renovating airplanes and a theater that looks like the interior of an airliner. 429 Pass Rd., Gulfport, MS
(601) 299-2816
     Dusti Bonge´Art Exhibition 43 Featuring the works of Dusti Bongé, one of the few female Abstract Expressionists in the 1950’s when New York rivaled Paris as the center of the art world.
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art 45 Museum designed by Frank Gehry featuring rotating regional and national art exhibits in 6 different buildings. Gift shop on site.
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Mississippi Aquarium
Mississippi Blues Trail - Ocean Springs Blues 51
Jai “Jaimoe” Johnson, a founding member of the Allman Brothers band and Sue Wong Lewis, granddaughter of blues legend Tempy Smith.
St. Rose de Lima
G.I. Museum 63
Exceptional museum filled with more than 16,000 pieces of memorabilia. Free, donations accepted.
5796 Ritcher Rd., Ocean Springs, MS (228) 872-1943
Gulfport Museum of History
TrainTastic 24
World’s Largest Model Railroad Museum. 50,000 sq. ft. of fun for all ages.
615 Pass Rd., Gulfport, MS 228-284-5731
Walter Anderson
Museum of Art 51
Museum featuring watercolors, drawings, oils, block prints, ceramics, and carvings by the Anderson brothers: Peter, Walter,
510 Washington Ave.
Ocean Springs, MS
(228) 872-3164
370 Meaut St., Biloxi, MS (228) 436-0660
386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS (228) 374-5547
  1001 Washington Ave. Ocean Springs, MS
mural of an African Christ figure
rising before a live oak tree.
301 South Necaise Ave. Bay St. Louis, MS (228) 467-7347
Tour sites used in 1966 classic film
starring Robert Redford, Natalie
Wood and Charles Bronson filmed
1419 27th Ave., Gulfport, MS
INFINITY Science Center
Catholic Church 9
The altar features an extraordinary
Featuring permanent displays, such as that of Gulfport native John C. Robinson, the Brown Condor, but other items will be changing regu- larly. Gulfport was built on industry, the port and the railroad.
Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum 10
Museum featuring over 50 original folk art paintings, antique furniture, pottery and art glass. Admission free. Historic Train Depot
1928 Depot Way Bay St. Louis, MS (228) 467-9223
Bay St. Louis
Mardi Gras Museum 10 Featuring over a dozen elaborate Mardi Gras costumes. No admission. Historic Train Depot
1928 Depot Way
Bay St. Louis, MS
(228) 463-9222
Biloxi Fire Museum 40
Museum depicts the 121-year history of the Biloxi Fire Department. Free. Donations accepted.
1046 Howard Ave.
Biloxi, MS
(228) 435-6119
Biloxi Lighthouse 40
Biloxi’s signature landmark and open for tours.
Highway 90 & Porter Ave.
Biloxi, MS
(228) 374-3105
117B Highway 90, Waveland, MS (228) 216-7409
area throughout history.
4602 Fort St., Pascagoula, MS (228) 471-5126
Crosby Arboretum
A 104-acre Native Plant Center includes the Pinecote Pavilion and the Piney Woods Lake for display of native water plants in their natural setting.
MS State Extension Service
370 Ridge Rd., Picayune, MS
(601) 799-2311
Eco-Tours of
South Mississippi 69
Offers customized interpretive tours of the natural habitats of the Pascagoula River or the coastal barrier islands.
Gautier City Park - Mary Walker Bayou Gautier, MS
(228) 297-8687
Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum 3
Located in a restored historic school this museum features exhibits ranging from photography to interactive displays to a remarkable hand-carved carousel.
335 Coleman Ave., Waveland, MS (228) 467-9012
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