Welcome to Biloxi, Mississippi.
Biloxi has to be the only town in America that built their freeway exit ramp over the beach and slightly into the ocean.
Nearby is the rebuilt Biloxi pier, replacing the one destroyed by Hurricane Katrina
Being on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi has palm trees on the beach giving it that tropical feel.
In some perspectives it feels like a beach town.
One of the more impressive buildings in town is the Frank Gehry designed art museum.
Biloxi has had a long history of gambling, and from the 1990s on large casinos were built directly on the beach.
Biloxi is one of the larger gambling meccas in the country outside of Las Vegas.
The tall hotel/casinos dwarf their small motels across the main boulevard along the beach.
But there is more to Biloxi than the casinos. The town is only a couple of hours away from New Orelans, giving the town itself a similar look and feel.
The Half Shell Oyster House not only is a great looking building, but the food was fantastic.
Nearby is MGM Park, a minor league baseball stadium for the Biloxi Shuckers – a middle tier farm team for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The name celebrates Biloxi’s heritage in the seafood and oyster industries.
The crowd was sparse for this Thursday evening game.
Their mascot is a giant seagull named Schooner.