The Hollywood Casino

img_2207Hollywood Casino RV Park is one of the best kept secrets in the Mississippi Delta. Located in Tunica County just one hour south of Memphis, it could provide a great home base for visiting the south.

We have camped there several times. One of the greatest benefits is cost. It is very inexpensive (as long as you do not touch the slot machine!) A one night stay cost 25 dollars a night (that figure includes taxes).

This last Memorial Day weekend we visited with our Daughter and Son-in-Law. Plus, all seven of our grandchildren! The park was half empty so we had ample space to just ‘be’. The kids enjoyed riding their bikes around the park and swimming in the indoor Olympic sized swimming pool!

The park features decent Wi-if, full hook-ups, covered picnic pavilions and ample img_2213wildlife. Deer often play in an adjacent field, and blue matin zoom playfully in and out of their ‘martin’ homes scattered throughout the park. There is a small pond stocked with some sort of fish. Carp maybe?

 

Activities in Tunica are somewhat limited (Unless you really, really love gambling). On Memorial Day weekend, we were going to go and visit the Mississippi River Park. However, unfortunately, it was closed. We did stumble upon a Quarter Horse Show in the Tunica Expo Center. It was interesting and free. Neighboring towns do have a lot  Cultural History and interesting museums about the south.

Now about food. I, personally, am not wild about Casino Buffets. The buffets are expensive and the food quality is not really my cup of tea. In Tunica, however, there is a really nice family owned restaurant, that was established in 1927, called the Blue and White. One interesting fact about the Blue and White (other than their great food) is that their building is an old Pure Gasoline Station.

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We took seven kids and four adults. They easily accommodated our large party. And…they are very family friendly. When the kids accidentally knocked over two large soda glasses, they were very gracious and acted as if it were no big deal at all. They made us feel comfortable.

The kids had burgers and fries, which they compared as on par with Memphis’ Huey Burgers. (Huey’s is the best burger joint in Memphis!) I ate from the Buffet. The food was fresh, yummy and delicious!

The downtown district of Tunica is kind of rundown. However, it would be interesting to just park and walk. There is a cabin, circa 1860, located off one of the side streets.

DSC_0002I guess the thing I like best about Hollywood Casino RV Park is the ability to do nothing and still have all of the comforts of home.

 



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