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Travel Directory: Tupelo, Mississippi

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Tupelo, Mississippi


Located in the foothills of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo is the epicenter of America’s music, where, in 1935, the world’s greatest entertainer was born in a two-room shotgun shack. The gospel tunes he sang in his boyhood church, the soulful blues that he heard coming from the juke joints in the Shakerag district, and the country music that he listened to on the radio from his front porch, enabled Elvis Presley to blend the sounds and deliver what we all know as Rock ‘N’ Roll, to the masses. Visitors can immerse themselves in America’s musical heritage, by beginning their journey in a town called Tupelo.


Three Shopping Districts
Three Shopping Districts
Travelers to Tupelo can experience the first part of Elvis’ incredible story by visiting the birthplace where he took his first breath, the church where he sang his first song, and the hardware store where he strummed his first guitar. A larger-than-life statue commemorating his 1956 Homecoming concert stands in Tupelo’s Fairpark District, and a driving tour highlighting 11 significant places in Elvis’ childhood is also part of the visitor experience.


The rhythms of this southern town that gave rise to the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll began with the Chickasaw natives who traveled the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway over 8,000 years ago. Reaching from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee, this national scenic byway is headquartered in Tupelo and the music that it connects is as legendary as the views along the winding road.


Tupelo, Mississippi
Tupelo, Mississippi
Tupelo’s beat resounds in the many attractions that showcase the city’s unique southern charm. From the incredible Tupelo Automobile Museum exhibiting over 100 antique and classic cars and the interactive HealthWorks! Kids Museum teaching kids to make healthy choices, to the Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo housing over 300 animals representing 87 different species, there is truly something for every visitor to enjoy. Tupelo’s rich cultural history is also presented through a Civil War trail and a Civil Rights and African American Heritage trail.


With quality accommodations, exciting events, unique attractions, an expanded regional mall, historic downtown district, and over 100 restaurants offering a selection of cuisines, Tupelo’s rhythms resound in the visitors who come back time and time again.  


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Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Tupelo, MS 38802

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