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Gulfport MS - Overview
The town of Gulfport,
Mississippi was founded in 1845, but it was not until the completion of the Gulf
and Ship Island Railroad, in 1902, that it became a city with a population of
over 5,000. Gulfport has a long history of discovery and exploration, and the
Port of Gulfport is one of the nation's largest ports. Today it is a city of
over 71,000 and is an important seaport for shipping lumber, cotton, and
seafood, as well as being the largest banana port in North America.
Luxurious 24 hour casino
resorts thrive and championship golf courses rest alongside centers for
historical and cultural exhibits, museums, historic homes, and other structures
of architectural significance.
One of the highlights of a
family visit to Gulfport is an exploration of Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.
This hands-on museum allows children to experience learning through exploration,
discovery, and role playing. Possibilities include producing an original
painting or other work of art, traveling to other countries to learn their
customs, operating a crane, broadcasting in the news center, and discovering the
mysteries of science. There is a tow-story climbing structure, outdoor tree
houses, and a Navy submersible. Picnic areas and a toddler playground are
available on the six acre grounds.
The Mississippi Deep Sea
Fishing Rodeo brings thousands of visitors each year to sample the thrill and
excitement of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.