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
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.
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!
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.
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.