Tunica rest stop voted best in the country

TUNICA, MS (WMC-TV) - You probably never think about what you'll find in a visitors center, other than a place to get local information, and maybe use the restroom.

At the Tunica Visitors Center in Tunica, Mississippi, you'll find much more, which is why it was recently named one of the best in the country.

It may by unassuming on the outside, but a trip inside the visitors center in Tunica shows that extra hospitality can go a long way.  It's a place where employees give visitors advice, and a taste of southern hospitality.

"We actually try to talk to them - ask them where they are from," visitor's center representative Aimee Magnum said. "We ask them about their families.  It really just depends on how much time we have.  There are usually two to three of us here each day."

And visitors can get much more than pamphlets.  Complimentary drinks, and even a sample of area foods, are available to those who stop by.

"I thought they were really helpful in there. He gave us information on the Tunica Queen, the River Park, Museum, and Graceland," Oklahoma resident Keith Reynolds said.

The Tunica area receives more than 10 million visitors a year, due in large part to casinos.

The Tunica Visitor's Center is a regional center, taking Memphis as well, and is funded by Tunica County.

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