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Tupelo, Mississippi is a charming Southern town located in the northeast corner of the state. Just off the Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo is widely known as the birthplace of the King — Elvis Presley. But it’s so much more than that. In fact, we’ve written about it several times — how it’s a great family fun destination as well as a great summer travel destination. From mural tours to guitar trails, here’s what you can expect from a trip — real or virtual — to Tupelo, Mississippi.

Take a Virtual Vacation to Tupelo, Mississippi

To get started, check out this 15-second video that hits the Tupelo highlights. And then continue your tour at five more fabulous stops.


Greetings From Tupelo

Rent a ride from King City Cycles, and set out to explore Tupelo’s murals — including the “Greetings From Tupelo” mural in Downtown Tupelo.

Rent a King City Cycle and explore Tupelo’s murals by bike. Image: Sean Kaufman

Check Out the Homecoming Statue

The 1956 “Elvis’ Homecoming” statue in Downtown Tupelo’s Fairpark pays homage to Elvis’ first homecoming concert and is part of the 14-stop Elvis’ Tupelo Driving Tour.

The Elvis Homecoming Statue is a popular spot in Tupelo — and one stop on the 14-stop Elvis’ Tupelo driving tour. Image: @mollyinc

Elvis Guitar Trail

Tupelo’s Elvis Guitar Trail includes more than 25 painted guitars that line Tupelo’s Main Street. They make a great Instagram photo-op!

Tour the Tupelo Guitar Trail and learn some fun facts about this music legend. Image: Tupelo CVB

Natchez Trace Parkway

We’ve written about the Natchez Trace several times — including showcasing “15 Must-See Stops on the Natchez Trace Parkway” and “Natchez Trace Parkway is More Than Just a Pretty Drive.” One of the country’s top 10 national parks, the Natchez Trace Parkway is headquartered in Tupelo and invites visitors to explore a trail 8,000 years in the making.

The Natchez Trace Parkway, which stretches from Nashville, TN, to Natchez, MS, is headquartered in Tupelo. Image: Tupelo CVB

Elvis Presley Birthplace

Elvis spent his first 13 formative years in Tupelo. Explore the home where he was born and many other exhibits that detail his coming of age at the Elvis Presley Birthplace.

The Elvis Presley Birthplace shows off the King’s humble beginnings, where he spent his first 13 years of life. Image: Tupelo CVB

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