Tunica is about a 30-minute drive southwest of Memphis, Tenn., in the northern part of Mississippi bordered by the Mississippi River. U.S. Highway 61 runs north-south through the town, which lies west of I-55 at Exit 283 (Hwy. 304 West and I-69 South/Hwy. 713 Tunica Junction).
Memphis International Airport (901.922.8000 or www.mscaa.com) located south of I-240 and east of I-55: Major carriers servicing the airport include American (800.433.7300), Continental (800.525.0280), Delta (800.221.1212), Northwest (800.225.2525), United (800.241.6522), AirTran (800.825.8538), US Airways (800.483.4332) and Frontier Airlines (800.432.1359). Tunica Airport (877.359.8864 or www.tunicaairport.com), a general aviation airport, is located just east of downtown Tunica.
Tunica hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the spring Rivergate Barbeque Festival, a July 4th celebration, Gospel Music Festival the first weekend in October, Delta Day Festival in the fall and a Wild Game Cook-Off in the winter. For more information, contact Tunica Main Street at 662.363.6611 or www.tunicamainstreet.com.