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Down time between tournament play? Tupelo is the perfect place for a little team bonding and spending time together outside the competition. Check out these local spots, and be sure to tag us using #MyTupelo!

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Ballard Park

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| 2629 West Main Street

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Cinemark Movies 8

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(662) 842-8422 | 1001 Barnes Crossing Rd # 92

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The Cinemark Theatre is an 8-screen movie complex. For local movie shows and times at the Cinemark Theatre

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Event Zona

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662-346-4680 | 790 Moncrief Drive

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Bowling, Bumper Cars, Virtual Reality Ride, Arcade, Laser Tag, Birthday Parties, and Bouncers! Be sure to check us out on Facebook!

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Fairpark

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6628416513 | 71 Troy Street

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Healthworks! Kids Museum

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(662) 377-5437 | 219 S. Industrial Rd.

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Healthworks! of North Mississippi has been infectiously contaminating kids of all ages since 2009. Located in Tupelo, Mississippi, HealthWorks! is the second educational facility of its kind and the first national full-scale replication of HealthWorks! in South Bend, Indiana. HealthWorks!’s mission is educating children on how to lead inspired and healthy lives. We educate through field trips, community outreach programs, birthday parties, special events, and general admission visits. According to the Mississippi State University's Social Science Research Center, Healthworks! is meeting the needs of children and communities by increasing awareness and health knowledge, which changes lives! To learn more about HealthWorks!’s programs and successes, please visit www.healthworkskidsms.org or call 662-377-5437.

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Barnes Crossing Shopping District

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(662) 844-6255 | 1001 Barnes Crossing Road

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A super regional mall and strip centers in the surrounding area provide over 1.5 million square feet of retail space that is still growing. The Mall at Barnes Crossing is a super regional mall located northeast of Downtown Tupelo. It is home to over 90 specialty shops, five anchor stores and an eight-screen Cinemark movie theater, and a 600-seat food court. Market Center, an outdoor strip shopping center west of the mall consists of anchors Old Navy, GAP Outlet and Shoe Carnival. Barnes Crossing Plaza, located north of the mall, includes anchors Toys R Us, TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby. Northwest of the mall is King's Crossing where you can find Kohl's and Ross. Malco Theaters, Best Buy, Lowe's and Ashley furniture reside southwest of the mall in the Tupelo Commons development. The area is also home to big box retailers like Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, PetSmart, Home Depot, and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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Rebelanes Bowling Center

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662.842.1132 | 625 Robert E. Lee Drive, Tupelo MS 38801

An entertainment staple in Tupelo for more than 50 years, Rebelanes includes 22 bowling lanes, a game room, billiards, and concessions. Visit www.rebelanesbowling.com for hours and prices.

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Splash Pads

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Locations: Rob Leake City Park (1107 Joyner Street) | Theron Nichols Park (1743 Mitchell Road) | Veterans Memorial Park (80 North Veterans Memorial Boulevard)

Need to cool off and have some fun? Open seasonally during warmer weather, these splash pads and water features promise hours of fun for everyone!

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Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo

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(662) 844-8709 | 2272 N. Coley Road

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The location of the Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo began as a cattle ranch run by Dan Franklin. In 1997, Dan added buffalo and slowly started removing the cattle. At one time, Dan had 300 buffalo, which was the largest herd of buffalo East of the Mississippi River. In 2001, the construction of the zoo began and the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo officially opened in November. The park is now located on 210 acres and boasts over 260 animals. The park is home to a 19 foot tall Giraffe, Tall Boy, who is one of the tallest giraffes in the United States. It is also home to the world famous Oliver, a Capuchin monkey, whose 2 escapes in 2007 made newspapers all over the world. Oliver’s escapes were even mentioned on The Colbert Report and David Letterman's Top 10 List. Oliver is now the proud father of 6 baby Capuchin monkeys. Some of the other animals you can see at the park are Zebras, an African Lion, Ring-tail Lemurs, Camel, Yak, and many more!! Some interesting features in the park include feeding the animals. You can feed the goats, sheep, deer and many other animals. The kids always love the pony rides, zip line, and playing in the fort! Enjoy the Bison tour that takes you out in to the pasture where you can come face to face with lots of animals including buffalo, zebras, water buffalo, and Watusi cattle! Don't forget our annual Pumpkin Patch throughout October where you can enjoy hay rides, a corn maze, and picking your own pumpkin!! FREE admission for children 12 months and younger!