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Hurricane Katrina Memorial picture in Biloxi
Courtesy of fema.gov

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  • 133 Main Street
    Biloxi, MS 39530

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  • Free
  • 24/7 daily

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  • Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing Type
  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Hurricane Katrina took a large toll on Biloxi. It decimated its casinos, damaged its famous lighthouse and took the lives of hundreds along the Gulf Coast. This 12-foot-tall black granite slab serves as a memorial to their lives and memories. It was constructed as part of television's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and features a mosaic wave (representing the storm surge) and a glass enclosed art piece filled with personal items from Katrina victims. The lighter gray granite piece on the top of the black structure is the depth of water at the height of the storm.

Recent visitors said a stop here can be brief but powerful, and that it's a nice memorial in tribute of those who perished.

The memorial is located at the cross-section of Main and Water streets, just north of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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#1 Biloxi Lighthouse One of the first cast-iron lighthouses built in the South, the Biloxi Lighthouse is one of the city's most revered landmarks. Erected in 1848, it was operated by local ... Read more » LuMag00 / Flickr

#2 Ship Island About 12 miles off the coast of Biloxi, Ship Island is a popular daytrip for families. Once there, you can relax on the beach with its glistening white sands or ... Read more » Edibobb / Wikimedia Commons

#3 MGM Park Home to the Biloxi Shuckers, the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, MGM Park is a fairly new stadium. The baseball field opened to the public in June 2015 and ... Read more » Courtesy of Benton Reed Photography

#4 Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art If you're a fan of abstract art, you'll love the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum's modern ceramics and sculptures. The campus was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry and ... Read more » Robert Brooks / Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

#5 Beauvoir Beauvoir was the retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and it's a must-see for Civil War enthusiasts. The main residence – a Louisiana-raised, cottage-style plantation with a smaller, single-room ... Read more » ncpttmedia / Flickr

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#7 Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum This museum was established in 1986 to shed light on the area's maritime history and its importance to Biloxi. It was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the ... Read more » Deb Perry / Getty Images

#8 Casinos Biloxi's casinos draw gamblers far and wide – and they're a big part of the city's tourism and history. Many of the area's casinos are connected to ... Read more » Michael Blann / Getty Images

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LuMag00 / Flickr

Visitors can tour Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island. It was built for national defense, to protect the U.S. from enemy forces. Edibobb / Wikimedia Commons

The city's minor league baseball team, the Biloxi Shuckers, plays at MGM Park. Courtesy of Benton Reed Photography

This art museum has interesting installations on its grounds, as well as a plethora of works indoors. Robert Brooks / Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

The Beauvoir complex consists of the east cottage and the main house, as well as a presidential library and Confederate cemetery. ncpttmedia / Flickr

The Hurricane Katrina Memorial stands as a tribute to those on the Gulf Coast who lost their lives in the devasting storm. Courtesy of fema.gov

Deb Perry / Getty Images

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