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Biloxi, Mississippi Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Biloxi and the surrounding area.

For years, Biloxi was best known as the retirement spot of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. His home is still a local attraction, but the city has in recent times broadened its appeal to a more diverse and quirky travel audience.

Biloxi's modern-day heroes are celebrated with tributes to Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise and the Hermit of Deer Island, Jean Guilhot. Gift shops tempt tourists to enter through the gaping maws of coastal Mississippi carnivores. The city has its own Mardi Gras museum and miniature U-Boat. And just up the coast is one of the world's largest rocking chairs.

35-Foot-High Rocking Chair

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Fred Haise: Apollo 13 Astronaut

    Fred Haise: Apollo 13 Astronaut

    Biloxi, Mississippi

    Statue of the Apollo 13 astronaut and hometown hero stands atop a base modeled on the Saturn V rocket.

  • Replica U-Boat, Golden Fisherman

    Replica U-Boat, Golden Fisherman

    Biloxi, Mississippi

    Unrelated tributes on the same lawn: the Golden Fisherman memorial and the U-166, used as a prop in the film "U-571."

  • Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum

    Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum

    Biloxi, Mississippi

    The museum collection, including crazy costumes, traces the 300-year history of Mardi Gras in Biloxi.

  • 35-Foot-High Rocking Chair

    35-Foot-High Rocking Chair

    Gulfport, Mississippi

    The World's Largest when it was built in 1995. Knocked off its rockers by Hurricane Katrina ten years later, but quickly restored.

  • Big Walk-In Gator Mouth

    Big Walk-In Gator Mouth

    Biloxi, Mississippi

    This giant gator has been swallowing gift shop tourists since 2009.

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