I get the urge to go gambling about 3 or so times a year- the sound of slot machines, free drinks, live music, and a buffet all start to crowd my thoughts. I grab my players card and hit the road- in less than 2 hours, I can be at a casino.
Occasionally, though, the lure of something else calls me to a gambling town. Today’s post is about the Tunica Queen- a riverboat that you can ride for a moderate fee in Tunica on the Mississippi River. October 2010 was a month that I found myself wanting to be rolling, rolling on the river- so loaded up the car, found a friend to go with and hit the road for a nice road-trip.
First stop was the Tunica Riverpark Museum (currently closed for remodeling due to flooding in early 2011) which is where tickets can be purchased for the Tunica Queen. If a person is interested in the history of Mississippi (particularly the Delta) this is a good stop for history buffs. It’s a self-guided tour, with videos, pictures and artifacts.
After a tour of the museum- on to the Tunica Queen. Having never been on a riverboat, I was unsure of what to expect, but the trip was great. The weather was nice, the wind was blowing through my hair, and the sun was warm.
Going on the afternoon riverboat tour was a perfect way to spend the afternoon in Tunica, MS. The staff and captain was quite nice, music was being played, and the captain was pointing out interesting things and giving facts about the Mississippi River and Tunica.
The Captain and I
All in all, a delightful way to spend a day in Tunica. Highly recommend. If interested in visiting Tunica, MS- whether it’s for gambling or other activities, follow @TunicaMS on Twitter or like TunicaMS on Facebook. It’s the best way to stay in contact with all events, activities, and promotions in Tunica.