With so much to experience in Tupelo, Mississippi, a wonderful weekend getaway awaits. The city’s can’t-miss attractions, rocking live music scene, and distinct shopping districts make it an ideal destination for roadtripping, so pack your bags and get ready to explore.
There are many experiences that you can have only in Tupelo. In the birthplace of Elvis Presley, visitors can tour the humble home where he was born, explore a museum that chronicles his life, and enjoy a presentation in the original Assembly of God church where he was deeply influenced by gospel music. Take your Elvis experience a step further by visiting the 13 other stops on the Elvis’ Tupelo Driving Tour or Self-Guided Bicycle Tour that explores spots that young Elvis frequented.
No visit to the birthplace of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is complete without hearing exceptional live music. With 13 live music venues ranging from intimate hole-in-the-wall venues to a massive 10,000-seat arena, Tupelo has live music almost every day of the week. Visit tupelo.net/events/ to explore all of the city’s live music offerings.
Tupelo’s culinary culture is about more than just food. The Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo is home to over 260 animals, where visitors can feed the park’s residents on the drive-thru tour or walk through the zoo and discover the unique animals that occupy it.
Queen’s Reward Meadery, the state’s first and only meadery, makes small-batch meads made with 100 percent Mississippi honey. Sample the many varieties in their tasting room, or enjoy mead by the glass and take home a bottle of your favorite. The meadery hosts special events throughout the year and offers charcuterie boards for snacking during your visit.
Three distinct shopping districts offer visitors access to everything from boutique shopping to antiques. Downtown Tupelo has an array of shops including a 118-year-old department store, Reed’s. The Midtown District offers specialty gifts and home furnishings, and the Barnes Crossing District has everyone’s favorite national brands. Visit tupelo.net/things-to-do/shopping/ to learn more about all of the city’s plentiful shopping opportunities.
Tupelo invites visitors to dream big just like Elvis did and imagine what you can do here!
In search of one last adventure before school starts? Look no further than Tupelo, Mississippi. With attractions that highlight the city’s unique culture–like the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Natchez Trace Parkway–to three distinct shopping districts and accommodating hotels, imagine what […]
- by Erin Byers Murray