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Parks & Recreation
The Hancock County Multi-Purpose Arena is a covered arena that hosts rodeos, livestock shows, barrel racing competitions, sports motor cross, dog shows, food & music festivals, and the annual Hancock County Fair.
At Coastal Mississippi, we’ve got kayaking, memorable museums, and amazing arcades by the charter boatload. Pack up the car, pack up the kids, and come partake in fun for the whole family!
There’s nothing better than a day at the beach. The Coastal Mississippi is just the place to kick off your shoes, put your feet in the sand, and relax. With sixty-two miles of scenic shoreline, it’s easy to find a perfect place to set up for a day in the sun.
When you’re visiting Coastal Mississippi, the good times roll and roll and roll. With 12 casinos, 24-hour gaming, nonstop entertainment, and perfect places to wine and dine, you’ll never run out of ways to take full advantage of the fun the Coast has to offer.
Some trophies go nicely with a squeeze of lemon. At least that’s what you’ll find on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where the fishing opportunities are big and the fish you catch are, well, bigger. Our peaceful, warm waters offer everything from freshwater to brackish water to saltwater fishing, and there are 200 species of fish up for grabs.
Coastal Mississippi is proud to offer something for every budget. Whether you’re a golf pro or just looking to casually hit the links, we have the perfect course - and perfect golf package - for you.
Hancock County MS Visitor Guide 2021
Tourism in Hancock County Mississippi welcomes visitors to come and play on the bay at our festivals and events. Check out all that we have to offer to get your day started with fun.
Discover more information about the history of Coastal Mississippi.
INFINITY Science Center
INFINITY aspires to be in the life-changing business, for students, teachers, and the curious at any age. We seek to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians by nurturing their innate curiosity. By featuring role models – both heroic individuals and some of the region’s world-class research organizations – INFINITY seeks to nurture a general populace that will support national commitments to basic scientific research.
Outstanding southern hospitality is a big part of what makes Coastal Mississippi so special. We’ve got accommodations for just about any type of traveler. Seeking charm? Book a room in one of our quaint bed and breakfast inns. Looking to let the good times roll? Check out our casino resorts. Wanting to escape in a natural setting? We have plenty of campgrounds for doing just that. So go on and take a look through our lodging options. We think you’ll find just the right place to set up for your next vacation.
Coastal Mississippi hugs the Gulf of Mexico and is approximately an hour’s drive from New Orleans, Louisiana to the west and Mobile, Alabama to the east. Simply take one of the region’s major interstates (I-55, I-65, or I-85) to I-10 and then I-110 or State Highway 49 to US Highway 90, which runs along the Gulf waters.
McLeod Park Campground
Nestled on the shores of the Jourdan River in Kiln, Mississippi, the McLeod Park Campground stands as a pristine camping destination on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With more than 100 campsites, we have numerous locations on and off the riverfront that will accommodate your needs. All of the campsites have water, sewer, and electrical hookups.
Mississippi Scenic Byways
The Mississippi Scenic Byways Program (MSBP) is a grassroots effort designed to increase the focus on Mississippi’s history and intrinsic resources. The intent of this program is to identify and designate highway, road, and street corridors as scenic byways in an attempt to preserve, enhance and protect the state’s intrinsic resources for visitors and residents of the state.
The Hancock County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the opening of the Hancock County Sports Complex in Kiln, MS. Planning for the Sports Complex started in 2009 with a collaboration effort between the supervisors and the Mississippi Development Authority. Eventually, MDA awarded the park plan a $7 million dollar grant to aid in its development. The Sports Complex features five mix-use baseball fields, restroom facilities, and a concession stand.