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Biloxi Little Theatre - Founded in 1946 and has adopted the phrase 'BLT - Best Live Theatre' to exemplify this ideology.

Kate Lobrano House - Historical society in an 1896 shotgun Victorian cottage with a large display of local photographs and artifacts. Information on local sites.

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center - An interactive children's museum designed for children under 12. Children communicate with robots, snoop through a cluttered attic, shop in a local market, produce a news show, operate a crane and explore the tree houses.

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies - See bottlenose dolphins perform. Enjoy a sea lion show. Examine several local marine species in the touch pool. See a variety of colorful Macaws demonstrate their beauty and talent.

Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum - Tour directors and visitors call this Museum a "must see" destination on any visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Friendship Oak - Located on the Gulf Park Campus of The University of Southern Mississippi, this 500+-year-old live oak tree measures 50' in height; trunk diameter is 5'4'; trunk circumference is 17' with a foliage spread of 151'.

Crosby Arboretum - 104-acre native plant conservatory with walking trails, pond, award winning pavilion by noted architect Fay Jones, and pitcher plant bog exhibits.

Gulf Islands Waterpark - Features 10 water attractions. The Deer Island Express is a tube slide complex that takes you 357 feet on a single tube from a 38-foot incline with the fastest splash-down in the park.

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art - Nestled among century-old oaks in Laurel's charming Historic District sits the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. The museum features outstanding collections of European and American art, Native American baskets, English Georgian silver, and Japanese woodblock prints, as well as an extensive art history library.

Walter Anderson Museum of Art - Features the art of Mississippi artist, writer and naturalist Walter Anderson, including The Little Room, and WPA murals and exhibitions of other significant artists.

USM Museum of Art - Exhibits of national shows, in addition to solo and group exhibitions by professional and student artists. Selected works from the department's permanent collection are always on display.

Hattiesburg Cultural Center - Collection consists of materials donated by members and friends. The collection includes: city directories; high school annuals and composite pictures; uniforms; old photographs; furnishings; household goods; and information on homes, industries, and buildings.

GI Museum - Preserving memorabilia representing the generations of Americans who have served our country so that we remain free today. Displays and educational programs make sure visitors never forget their sacrifice.

Wolf River Canoes & Kayak - The scenic Wolf River flows over gentle clay rapids, twists around pristine white sand beaches and meanders through peaceful woodlands. Rent a canoe or kayak and swim, picnic or just relax. Choose from several different trips.

Hattiesburg Zoo - Nestled in a grove of oak and pine trees. The 40 acre park houses a 21 acre zoological garden. The zoo exhibits prairie dogs, Siberian Tigers, Lemurs, and more. The Hattiesburg Zoo also offers a carousel, gift shop, train and more.

Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Tours - Stroll along protected walkways and hand feed gators up close and personal! Bring your cameras, because you won't want to miss this exciting chance to come face to face with an alligator!

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art - Named after the "Mad Potter of Biloxi," noted throughout the art world for his unique pottery which boasts paper-thin walls and brilliant glazes. Hosts national and regional traveling exhibits, along with the works of local artists.