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       WEEKEND GETAWAYS - Friday, March 7, 2008
    Make The Most Of Your Vacation - From Coast to Coast!


Greetings Getaway Lover,

Greetings Getaway Lover, We're off to the Gulf 
Coast......

While the Mississippi Gulf Coast is famous for its 
fresh seafood, warm breezes, sport fishing, year-round 
golf and 24-hour casinos, the big question on a lot of 
people's mind is: what's open? We thought we would go 
ahead and answer that question for you. Because the 
Mississippi Gulf Coast is quickly making a big comeback, 
now is the perfect time to start planning your Spring 
Break or that early summer vacation to our Gulf Coast.


Happy Trails,
Jan

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--DESTINATION: Mississippi

With its unique blend of cities and countrysides, history 
and contemporary appeal, porch swings and riverboat gam-
ing, Mississippi has something for everyone. Combined 
with the legendary hospitality of the state, visits here 
are sure to be memorable.

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--WHAT TO DO AND SEE:

"The Rock" at Southern Miss
  
Take a stroll down the "Eagle Walk" under the M.M. 
Roberts stadium where the names of great football 
legends including Ray Guy and Brett Favre can be 
seen. Special events and football games are held 
here throughout the year.  
 
Location Hwy. 49 S. to Hardy St. Intersection
Hattiesburg, MS
Forrest County

Mailing P.O. Box 5016
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
 
Phone 601.266.4491 
Fax 601.266.5374 
Toll-Free  
Website http://www.usm.edu/ 
Email mailto:marketingandpublicrelations@usm.edu 
Contact USM Public Relations
 
Details Open Year Round
Hours: Call for schedule of events and games.
 
Admission Free 
Gift Shop Yes 
Handicap Accessible Yes 


Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby
  
Museum of war memorabilia covering the Civil War era 
to the Persian Gulf War. Over 10,000 items on display. 
Features a library and outside displays of tanks and 
planes.  
 
Location Hwy 49, South Gate, Bldg. 850
Camp Shelby, MS
Forrest County
Driving Directions
 
Mailing Hwy 49, South Gate, Bldg. 850
Camp Shelby, MS 39407
 
Phone 601.558.2757 
Fax 601.558.2377 
Toll-Free  
Website http://armedforcesmuseum.us/ 
Email mailto:chad.daniels@ms.ngb.army.mil 
Contact Chad Daniels, Director
 
Details Open Year Round
Hours: Tue-Sat 9a.m.-4:30p.m., Sun-Mon closed
 
Admission Free 
Gift Shop Yes 


Biloxi Shrimping Trip/Shrimp Tour
  
pride and heritage of Biloxi comes alive aboard this 
unique educational cruise; kids welcome; see the 
spectacular world of sea life caught on a real 
shrimping expedition  
 
Location Biloxi Small Craft Harbor
Biloxi, MS
Harrison County
Driving Directions

 
Mailing PO Box 1315
Biloxi, MS 39533
 
Phone 228.385.1182 
Fax 228.388.6693 
Toll-Free 1.800.289.7908 
Website http://www.gcww.com/sailfish 
Email mailto:shrimptour@aol.com 
Contact Corrie or Virginia Eleuterius
 
Details Mar-Nov
Hours: Call for daily departure times.
 
Admission yes 
Gift Shop Yes 
Handicap Accessible Yes 
  
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Other Places of Interest:

Queen City Speedway
  
Sprint cars, mini-sprints, bike races and more.  
 
Location 4062 Arundel Rd.
Meridian, MS
Lauderdale County
Driving Directions
 
Mailing P.O. Box 5313
Meridian, MS 39302
 
Phone 601.485.0201 or 485.2032 
Fax 601.486.4988 
Toll-Free 1.888.868.7720 
Website  
Email mailto:tourism@lauderdalecounty.org 
Contact Queen City Speedway
 
Details Open Year Round
Hours: Call for schedule
 
Admission Call for admission rates 


Tunica Riverpark
  
See, learn & experience the Big River upclose through 
our museum, aquariums, observation platform, nature 
trail & Tunica Queen river cruise.  
 
Location One Riverpark Dr.
Tunica Resorts, MS
Tunica County
Driving Directions
 
Mailing P.O. Box 99
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
 
Phone 662.357.0050 
Fax 662.357.0170 
Toll-Free 866.517.4837 
Website http://www.tunicariverpark.com 
Email mailto:ritawright@tunicariverpark.com 
Contact Rita Wright
 
Details Tunica River Queen will suspend operation until Spring of 2007
Hours: Sun-Sat 9a.m.-5p.m. 
 
Admission $5 Adults, $4 Senior Citizens & Children 12 & under 
Gift Shop Yes 
Handicap Accessible Yes 
 
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--WHERE TO SLEEP:

Find a wide assortment of Mississippi hotels, motels and 
resorts, each offering their own brand of accommodations 
and amenities. Costs for Mississippi motels and hotels 
range from economy to extravagant, depending on your 
requirements. Major chains, as well as locally owned 
business, are plentiful and just waiting to roll out 
the red carpet.

Our Mississippi resorts are surprisingly affordable and 
offer outstanding opportunities to enjoy top-name 
entertainment, incredible cuisine, and non-stop gaming 
action. Most Mississippi resorts feature excellent 
conference and convention centers, just perfect for all 
your meeting needs. Luxury spas, great shopping, amazing 
exercise facilities, championship golf courses...


Alluvian, The
  
45 Rooms and 5 suites, handicapped accessible rooms, 
smoking rooms, exercise room, conference room, 
restaurant, lounge and Mississippi & The American 
Hotel & Association member.  
 
Location 318 Howard St.
Greenwood, MS
Leflore County
Driving Directions
 
Mailing 318 Howard St.
Greenwood, MS 38930
 
Phone 662.451.1500 
Fax 662.453.2118 
Toll-Free 1.866.600.5201 
Website http://www.thealluvian.com 
Email  
Contact Dolly Whitman, Sales
 
Golf Package Yes 
Payment Options Mastercard, Visa, American Express and 
Discover. 
MS Hotel Lodging Association Member Yes 
American Hotel/Motel Association Member Yes 
Pets Allowed Unknown or N/A 

 
Beaujolais Villas Condos
  
36 Rooms, smoking rooms, outdoor pool and golf package. 
 
Location 11263 Gorenflo Road
Biloxi, MS
Harrison County
Driving Directions

 
Mailing 11263 Gorenflo Road
Biloxi, MS 39532
 
Phone 228.396.1004 
Fax  
Toll-Free 1.800.559.1004 
Website http://www.angelfire.com/ms2/condo/ 
Email mailto:fsuevillas@cableone.net 
Contact Jean Barker
 
Golf Package Yes 
Payment Options Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover. 
Pets Allowed Unknown or N/A 


Diamond Jacks Casino Hotel
  
124 Rooms, handicapped accessible rooms, smoking 
rooms, outdoor pool, restaurants, lounges and 
entertainment.  
 
Location 3990 Washington St.
Vicksburg, MS
Warren County
Driving Directions
 
Mailing P.O. Box 820668
Vicksburg, MS 39182
 
Phone 601.636.5700 
Fax 601.630.4312 
Toll-Free 1.800.946.4753 
Website http://www.diamondjacks.com 
Email  
Contact Alex Scaglione
 
Payment Options Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, 
Diners Club and Carte Blanche. 
Pets Allowed Unknown or N/A 
 
--WHERE TO DINE:

If you’re on Highway 45 near Brooksville, stop in for 
some premier baked goods at the Ole Country Bakery. 
Operated by Mennonites from the nearby community, this 
bakery serves pastries, pies, and breads, and even has 
a lunch menu. Their baked goods are sold at various 
locations, but if you want them fresh, make the drive 
to the original place. Brooksville; 662-738-5795.
 
2.  Situated at the famed crossroads where legendary 
blues man Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil 
is another famous Clarksdale landmark:  Abe’s Bar-B-Q. 
Since 1924, barbeque lovers have flocked to Abe’s to 
enjoy tender pulled pork sandwiches and splendid sides. 
Come hungry and order the “Big Abe.” Clarksdale; 
662-624-9947.
 
3.  The one and only cactus plantation in the whole 
world is in Edwards. Can you imagine? John and Gwen 
Thomas grow 3,500 cactus varieties, and they love to 
show them off along with the other succulents they 
grow. Many varieties are available for purchase, so 
take something home with you. The pricklier the 
better! Edwards; 601-852-2705.

Click here to view more online 439 must-sees, must-
eats, must-haves, and must-dos for an authentic 
Mississippi experience’For a copy of this guide, call 
1.866.SEE MISS (733.6477).


While visiting Mississippi's countless antique shops 
to fine art galleries, don't forget to satisfy your 
appetite with Mississippi's unique restaurants. If 
the mouthwatering cuisine doesn't stop you then 
shopping at the state's largest mall in Ridgeland 
will. From savory barbeque and crispy catfish to 
shopping malls and specialty shops you're sure to 
find what you are looking for. Shopping and dining 
in Mississippi...there's no better combination.


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