Biloxi Visitors Center, Biloxi

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The Biloxi Visitors Center, which opened in July 2011 in the shadow of the Biloxi Lighthouse on U.S. 90, fuses the city's architectural

heritage with state-of-the-art technology and multi-media exhibits to give visitors and residents alike a feel for the Biloxi of yesterday and today.

Besides offering a wealth of information about visitor amenities in Biloxi, the visitors center is also a museum of sorts, housing nearly a dozen multi-media exhibits that tell the story of Biloxi, its people, its connection to the water, and its cultural diversity. You'll find a gift shop offering all sorts of Biloxi memorabilia, with many of the items created by local artists and craftsmen.

Among the attractions on the second floor is a 67-seat movie theater with continuous showings of the 10-minute film "We are Biloxi," and the 50 minute long film "Hurricane Katrina & Biloxi." Stepping out onto the second-floor porch, you'll be eye level with the beacon of the

Biloxi Lighthouse, enjoying the cool breezes off the Gulf of Mexico, or

soaking up the panoramic view of the Biloxi beach and Mississippi Sound.

The 24,000 square-foot center bears a striking resemblance to the Dantzler House, a two-story city-owned structure that stood on the site until Aug. 29, 2005, when it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Among the features inspired by the Dantzler: two-story porches, a grand staircase, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Also included in the visitors center are the original stained-glass windows from the Dantzler House which were miraculously salvageable.

The visitors center, which is open seven days a week and

available for private parties or corporate functions, is also home to the

Biloxi and Biloxi Bay chambers of commerce.

The city constructed the $11 million facility with federal and

state funds and insurance proceeds.
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  • Cute gift shop and nice little museum about the history of the area. Nice and cool place to go on a hot day.  more »
  • We came buy to buy tickets for the lighthouse and toured the building...What a fun adventure, the staff was great and answered all our questions. Great group of people working there .  more »
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  • A visit to the Biloxi visitor center is a great way to start any excursion to the area! The visitor center, Biloxi lighthouse and lighthouse pier are all next to each other, which depending on your time spent in the visitor center can turn into a 1 hour (or longer) visit. The first floor contains free coffee, the gift shop, local shopping/dining/attraction info along with a well thought out museum. There‚Äôs a great video presentation in the 2nd story theater. As we visited so close to Mardi Gras, there were multiple Mardi Gras costumes and decorations throughout the building. I highly recommend anyone consider visiting when in the area.
  • Great source of information to visit Mississippi areas with a small museum of heritage

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