1. Elvis Presley Lake and Campgrounds
Located just off Deer Park Road in East Tupelo, “EP” is the perfect spot for any outdoorsman. Whether you’re fishing, kayaking, or boating, you’ll be sure to have a great time on the water. Not into water sports? Roast some marshmallows over a fire and enjoy the campgrounds.
2. Crave’s Skillet Cookie
Nothing says “comfort food” quite like a few pounds of cookie dough baked in a cast iron skillet. Top it off with a couple scoops of ice cream and an ice cold glass of milk in a mason jar, and you won’t be able to put your spoon down. While this “cookie” is big enough to share, no one will blame you if you order one all for yourself.
3. Disc Golf
While Tupelo has 10 total disc golf courses, the most popular are located at Veterans Park, Ballard Park, and Tombigbee State Park. Each course has a different terrain and presents a new challenge for every skill level. Go check them all out to see which one is your favorite!
Want to shake hands with Elvis? Come downtown and hang out with Elvis’ 1956 Homecoming statue in one of Tupelo’s prettiest parks. Whether you’re there to listen to music or to get some food from one of Tupelo’s food trucks, Fairpark is always a great place to relax.
5. Blackland Prairie Trail — Natchez Trace Parkway
This scenic trail is located off the Natchez Trace Parkway near mile marker 266, just across from the Visitor Center. The trail is six miles long, twelve total, but you can make it however long or short you want. You’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Natchez Trace whether you’re walking or running.
6. Down On Main
Down On Main is a free concert series hosted by the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. From Elvis to Rae Sremmurd, Tupelo is known for producing many successful music artists from all genres. Down On Main continues that tradition bringing high quality music to our area. The series is hosted every summer, so check the events page on our website and see when your favorite band is playing.
7. Elvis Presley Birthplace
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You can’t come to Tupelo without seeing where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was born and raised. Located in East Tupelo, this two-room shack was built by Elvis’ father in 1934. For an extra $9, you can tour the Elvis Presley Museum and Assembly of God Church that he attended.
8. Tupelo Automobile Museum
For ten dollars you can see one of the most interesting museums in the South. This collection boasts over 100 antique, classic, and collectible cars. In the self-guided tour, you can see an 1886 Benz, the first car ever made, one of Elvis’ Lincolns, and a never before driven Dodge Viper. Whether you have a license to drive, or not, even the most inexperienced driver will be impressed by this collection.
9. Live Music
Come out to one of Tupelo’s many restaurants to hear a little bit of local, live music. Some businesses may charge a cover, but it’ll be worth it once the band starts playing. Check out the events page on our website to get a full list of who’s playing when and where.
10. West of Shake Rag performances, The Link Centre