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TUNICA, MISS.: Home to Bally's, Fitzgeralds, Gold Strike, Grand Casino, Harrah's, Hollywood, Horseshoe, Sam's Town and Sheraton casinos. Call (888) 4TUNICA or visit www.tunicamiss.org for help with lodging or more information on local activities. TUNICA RIVERPARK: Harbor, observation deck, ecotrail, aquariums, marina. Call (662) 357-0050 or visit www.tunica-ms.com/tunica-river-park. TUNICA QUEEN: A 300-seat, non-gaming paddle-wheeler boat with cruises throughout the day and evening. Prices vary; meals and entertainment on some cruises. Contact (866) 805-3535 or www.tunicaqueen.com for details. GOLF: River Bend Links Golf Course, at www.riverbendlinks.com or (888) 539-9990; and Cottonwoods Golf Course, (662) 363-2788. Tunica National Golf and Tennis is due to open next year; call (662) 357-1472 for details. MUSEUM: History of local development, Indians, farming. Located on Highway 61 south of the casinos. Admission is free. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (662) 363-6631 for more information. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Tunica is 19 miles south of Memphis, Tenn., home to Graceland, the Museum of American Soul Music, the Smithsonian Rock'n'Soul Museum, and the legendary Beale Street music district. For more information, contact the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau at (901) 543-5300 or www.memphistravel.com.

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