Clarion Inn and Summit Center
852 North Gloster Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: (662) 844-4343
Fax: (662) 844-4344
Tupelo is a historic Mississippi town located in the Northeast of the state. Named in honor of a Civil War battle that occurred nearby, the town quickly developed during the industrial boom of the late 19th Century due to its location at the intersection of railroad lines. Today, tourists flock to the city to see the most notable landmark therein: the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
BancorpSouth Arena is a bustling events center in Tupelo, hosting a number of shows throughout the year. Performances at this venue include monster truck jams, circuses and concerts by acts as iconic as Sir Elton John.
Spread across 120,000 square feet ( 11148.36 square meters), Tupelo Automobile Museum houses more than 100 vintage cars. These exhibits are displayed in a chronological order and tell you about the history of engineering. If cars are a passion for you, this is a must visit place.
Marking the clash between the Unions and the Confederates in the Battle of Tupelo (1864), the Tupelo National Battlefield is a national historic site under the maintenance of the National Park Service. The park features a cannon, a marker and several maps that highlight the event. It is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The Veteran's Memorial Park in Tupelo was established to honor the lives of the military men who sacrificed their lives during the World War 2. The park is beautifully designed and well-maintained with plenty of benches for the visitors. It also houses a spectacular lake and a small water park as well.
Elvis Presley Birthplace is a museum dedicated to the great musician Elvis Presley. Witness the life of the late musician as you visit his birth home. This place also comprises of a museum, a chapel and a church.
Oren Dunn City Museum is a must visit place for history enthusiasts. This museum houses various exhibits that gives a glimpse into the region’s history. These include fossils, Civil War relics and more.
Spend a relaxing day with your family at Ballard Park. This park houses a small pond where you can often spot ducks. Apart from the pond, this park features multiple picnic spots and walking trails, ideal for a relaxing day out with your loved ones. This level wooded park also has a dedicated area for skateboarding where you will find veteran and amateur skaters perfecting their skills.
The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo is a home for many exotic species of animals like the cougar, the kangaroo, macaques and the Capuchin Monkey. Up until 2012, it also housed a white buffalo held sacred by Native American tribes. There is a petting zoo where children can feed Pygmy Goats and giraffes.
Tupelo Country Club is a privately owned club and suits best for spending a relaxing day. You can enjoy a game of golf at their well maintained and scenic golf course or play an exciting tennis match at their multiple tennis courts. This club also features a swimming pool for a relaxing dip and offers a variety of dining options, in case you get hungry after all the enjoyment.
Spread across 330 acres (133.55 hectares) of land, Elvis Presley Lake & Campground is a beautiful picnic spot. This place is handicap friendly and features many picnic areas, a lake for fishing activities, skiing activities and camping.
Spread across 120 acres (48.56 hectares), Tombigbee State Park is a great family picnic spot. This park houses 2 disc golf courses, nature trails, picnic areas and camping spots.