Tupelo Mississippi

Tupelo Mississippi has a great blend of big city sights and small town hospitality. Nestled among the hills in the northeastern part of the state, Tupelo is a three hour drive from Jackson, MS. Tupelo is one of those cities that sets itself apart with it's own unique feel and charm making Tupelo travel extremely memorable. Excellent restaurants, shopping, museums, festivals and other special events abound as do modern entertainment centers and sporting events.

Tupelo Mississippi
Tupelo Mississippi

Best known for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo sees its fair share of Elvis-related events such as the Tupelo Elvis Festival. One of the most visited sites in Tupelo Mississippi is the two bedroom home where Elvis was born on January 8, 1935. Tupelo's modern history is brought back to life in the home where "The King of Rock and Roll" was born. Tour the house and experience the place where Elvis took his first breath.

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is a celebration like no other in Tupelo and the best of things to do in June! Only 90 miles from Graceland, festival-goers celebrate musical tradition and heritage in the town which outlined the early years of Elvis' life. The Tupelo Elvis Festival is held downtown and has all kinds of fun things going on.

Live music performances, street parades, a carnival midway, a 5K "Running with the King" marathon, the Elvis look-alike pet parade and more happen every year. Skip a Tupelo restaurant and enjoy the great food offered by the many vendors. The Elvis impersonators will leave you gaping at their incredible likeness to the King! If your Biloxi travel is during the beginning of June don't miss the fun!

Get outdoors during Tupelo travel for all things Elvis and visit the Elvis Presley Lake & Campground. Great Mississippi camping, fishing, boating and waterskiing can all be enjoyed. Hiking trails, cycling paths and volleyball courts provide many things to do. Go for a short drive north of Tupelo to Brice's Crossroads National Battlefield, the 1864 site of the victory of the Confederates over the Union Forces. The Oren Dunn City Museum highlights the long and varied history of Northeast Mississippi while the Tupelo Mississippi Museum features astronauts, Elvis Presley, Native Americans and more. Jump on the simulated rocket launcher for an exciting “ride to the moon”!

Tupelo hospitality is something to be experiences as well and guests will enjoy the friendly faces at a Tupelo restaurant. From fine dining to casual eateries more than 100 dining venues offer a many choices when looking for delicious meal. For a fine dining Tupelo restaurant head to IV's Restaurant where the menu offers wild game, fresh fish, nightly features and a delectable wine list. For $25.00 and under for a meal you can't go wrong at this city favorite.

Try a tasty lunch for under $20.00 try a dish at the Bistro on Main where unique salads and sandwiches, soups and other specials light up the creative menu. If looking for famous Tupelo Mississippi live music events during a meal try The Big Easy Bar and Grill for some modern Cajun cooking for $15.00 and under per plate while enjoying a variety of music.

Don't miss out on performing and visual arts at the Tupelo Mississippi Ballet for a relaxing evening out. Symphony productions, art exhibitions and community theater and concerts are also popular things to do during Tupelo travel. Whether you're planning a family holiday or a getaway for two, Tupelo guarantees a variety of choices assuring something on the agenda for everyone, especially if you're an Elvis fan!

Top image: Ron Cogswell (flickr)

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