Rainy weather not slowing down tourism business this summer in South Mississippi

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) – Rain put a damper on many outdoor activities on the Fourth of July weekend, but in between downpours, visitors got out and packed into South Mississippi attractions.

And that’s good for the tourism industry, which is heading into the second half of the season. At least two tourist attractions are starting to feel the love for what they hope will be a successful post-pandemic recovery.

Business is rolling along nicely this summer at the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum. “People are excited to get out. The kids are excited to get out,” said Katherine Sutton, museum