Lee CountyCity Population 3,351

Brice's Crossroads Chief Tishomingo Scenic Byway

607 Grisham St. 662.365.3969finalstands.com

Three cemeteries along the byway are the final resting places of community founders. Included are sites where Chickasaw Indians lived, farmed and held tribal councils.

Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center

Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center662.365.3969finalstands.com

Enjoy three battlefield trails, an NPS site, interpretive markers and two cemeteries located on 1,600 acres of hallowed ground. The Interpretive Center features the two last stands of the Confederate cavalry at Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo/Harrisburg. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

Panola CountyCity Population 7,506
Panola Partnership, Inc.
150A Public Sq.662.563.3162

Batesville Mounds

Exit 246 off I-55

Two of seven mounds remain intact at the site. Excavations of pottery and other artifacts suggest that Native American people built the mounds during the Early to Middle Woodland Period (ca. AD 1 - 400).

Historic Downtown Batesville Square

The Batesville Square was formed around the railroad in the 1850s. The historic square is now a unique mix of retail businesses, professional offices and restaurants, and also serves as the location of many special events in the City of Batesville.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

113 Panola Ave.662.563.4576

Built in the 1890s, the church held religious services until the 1940s. Currently, the church serves as a meeting place for civic organizations. The handmade furniture was made by German prisoners of war at Como Internment Camp.

Tishomingo CountyCity Population 1,952

Covenant Creek Farm

1399 County Rd. 961662.454.0584

Baby animals for visitors viewing pleasure. School and group tours available. Delicious goat cheese, candy soaps and other organic products are manufactured and sold.

Hilltop Art Studio Art by Shelley Ozbirn

332 County Rd. 68 662.454.9993

Southern folk art, altered art and traditional art. Paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil. The artist creates her one-of-a-kind paintings in her studio atop the hills of Belmont. By appointment.

Tippah CountyCity Population 675

Doll Collection Exhibit

The Mary Dean Hollis Historical Doll Collection contains 105 of the 134 dolls representative of the clothing styles worn by Blue Mountain College students from 
1877 to present.

Pumpkin Patch Farms

October is one of the most beautiful and exciting times of the year on this farm. Join them at the Great Pumpkin Patch for outdoor fun and activities that the whole family can enjoy. Activities throughout the year.

Prentiss CountyCity Population 8,664
Booneville Area Chamber of Commerce
100 W. Church St. 662.728.4130

Adkins Farms

Pumpkins, cornfield, maze, hayrides, weddings, reunions, school trips, parties, games and more.

Booneville City Park & Kidstown

507 N. Third St. 662.728.4132

Activity area, fully-lighted bicycle and walking path, nature trails, picnic areas and ball fields.

Cunningham House

100 Truman St.662.720.1066

Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest planned the victorious Battle of Brice’s Crossroads here during the Civil War.

Rails & Trails Museum

100 Truman St.662.720.1066

Historic depot built in 1913; renovated caboose. Thu - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tishomingo CountyCity Population 1,036

One-Room Colored School Museum

Schoolhouse represents the history of one-room schools in the county. The museum tells stories of local rural African-American families and the children who attended. Original artifacts are part of the exhibits.

Pete Pyle Country Music Trail Marker

Learn more about one of the newest Country Music Trail markers in Burnsville.

Tenn-Tom Waterway

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is a 234-mile man-made US waterway. It offers multiple opportunities for boating, fishing, hunting and camping.

Tate CountyCity Population 1,667

Arkabutla Lake

Located ten miles northwest of Senatobia near the town of Coldwater. Excellent fishing, hiking, boating and camping. Owned and operated by

Coldwater River Hiking Trails

Trails located in beautiful natural setting along shores of scenic Arkabutla Lake.

Panola CountyCity Population 1,265
Como Main Street
P.O. Box 13901.340.7281

Alan Lomax’s Repatriated Blues Photographs & Recordings

104 N. Main St662.526.5283

Alan Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who celebrated music, photography and film around the world. Lomax’s recordings, photographs and film capture the unique regional blues of the Como area. Mon, Wed - Fri, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Country Cycles Shop & Museum

201 Old Mill Rd.662.526.0041

A working Harley shop and vintage museum filled with old bikes, memorabilia and antiques. Nothing can describe this fun place. Owner Clark Gregory entertains with eccentricity and knows his Harleys.

Historic Walking Tour

Town of Como

Brochures provide a basis for a self-guided walking tour that highlights

Home Place Pastures

Family-owned farm since 1871. Rich cultural history tied to local blues artists, livestock and commercial agriculture. Today, a sustainable hog operation producing pork products. Farm and animal tours. On-farm purchases.

Alcorn CountyCity Population 14,573
Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Center
215 N. Fillmore St.662.287.8300corinth.net

Alcorn County Genealogical Society

Contains family file folders, family history, surname books, census records, marriage and cemetery records and tax and probate records. Thu - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. By appointment. Free.

Battery F

Built by the Federal Army in mid-1862, Battery F remains a pristine example of Civil War earthworks. Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.

The Beauregard Line

One of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found, the Beauregard Line, composed of seven miles of earthworks, spanned the east, north and west sides of Corinth. Interpretive panels located on four observation platforms. Guided tours periodically. One of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found, the Beauregard Line, composed of seven miles of earthworks, spanned the east, north and west sides of Corinth. Interpretive panels located on four observation platforms. Guided tours periodically. Call ahead. Free.

Borroum’s Drug Store

604 Waldron St.662.286.3361

Founded in 1865 by former Confederate Army surgeon A.J. Borroum, this is the oldest drugstore in the state. It houses Native American artifacts, Civil War relics and an authentic working soda fountain. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free.

Civil War Earthworks

Corinth has the largest number of intact Civil War earthworks in the nation. Constructed by Confederate and Union Armies stationed at Corinth and used in the city’s defense. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center

Center features exhibits that explain military and civilian experiences during the Civil War. It also includes exhibits relevant to African-American heritage. Daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Gift shop. Free

Corinth Architectural Tour

215 N. Fillmore St.662.287.8300corinth.net

Includes examples of various styles from the 1850s through the 1930s, including Mississippi Historical Landmarks and National Historic Landmarks. Free.

Corinth Coliseum Civic Center

Built in 1924, this showplace of Victorian and Art Deco design features black and white tile, ornamental plaster, imported white marble wainscoting and a grand staircase. Mississippi Landmark and National Register of Historic Places. By appointment. Free.

Corinth Contraband Camp

In 1862, a contraband camp was built in Corinth for escaped slaves seeking refuge with the Union Army. The 600-acre camp had a working farm, church, commissary, hospital, school and housing area. As many as 6,000 people resided here. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Corinth Driving Tour

East and North of Corinthcorinthcivilwar.com

Tour of battle sites and headquarters, first-person accounts of events, and an extended tour stopping at earthworks and sites east and north of Corinth. CD and map available at the Corinth CVB or downloaded online. Free.

Corinth National Cemetery

Gravesites of 1,793 known and 3,895 unknown Civil War soldiers. Interments represent 273 regiments from 15 states. Daily, 8 a.m. - sunset. Free.

Corinth Railroad Crossing

221 N. Fillmore St.662.287.8300corinth.net

This crossroads of the Memphis and Charleston and the Mobile and Ohio Railroads identified Corinth as a strategic location in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Free.


Display of all things Corinth from the Paleolithic Period to the present day. Housed in the Historic Corinth Depot, permanent displays emphasize transportation and the Civil War. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 4 p.m. Gift shop. Admission.

Dilworth’s Tamales

111 Taylor St.662.665.0833

One of the defining businesses in the black community, opened in 1962. Dilworth’s has been featured in Southern Living magazine. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun, 2 - 7 p.m.

Forrest Hill Cemetery

Bunch St., West of Meeks St.

Site predates the Civil War. Markings identify graves as far back as the mid-1860s. Slaves and a few Confederate soldiers are buried here. The cemetery is the resting place of many prominent black families of the Corinth area, including the city’s only black mayor, E.S. Bishop. The cemetery is still in use today.

A Guide to the Corinth Campaigns of 1862

215 N. Fillmore St. 662.287.8300corinth.net

In 1862, the railroad crossing in Corinth was described as being the “16 most important sq. ft. in the Confederacy.” The campaign map traces the Corinth Campaign from Corinth to Shiloh and Iuka, and back. Free.

Lake Hill Motor Museum

One of America's largest motorcycle/ATV dealerships. Home to a collection of antique, classic and custom automobiles and motorcycles. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free.

Mt. Moriah UMC

800 Meigg St.662.287.8899

The Freedom Society sent missionaries to the South to organize private schools and churches. Mt. Moriah UMC was founded in 1866. The present building was built in 1928. Free.

Tuscumbia Gardens

Variety of daylilies for sale to individuals and landscapers. You-pick blueberries, blackberries and muscadines. Fresh produce is available year-round due to the gardens’ hothouse innovations.

Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area

Smithbridge Rd.662.862.2723mdwfp.com

2,600 acres of dove, quail, duck, squirrel and deer hunting. Check with The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for hunting seasons, rules and regulations. Mon - Sat, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Verandah Curlee House

705 Jackson St 662.287.8300corinth.net

Come see the beautiful home and grounds of the only tourable Civil War home in Corinth. Thu - Sun, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Itawamba CountyCity Population 4,095

Beans Ferry Studio

427 Justice Rd. 662.862.5696

One-of-a-kind artist creations. View The Chosen Vessel, a 45-minute presentation about the potter’s wheel, set to music and presented regularly by reservation. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

BMB Off-Road

715 acres of hills, trails, mud and campingfun for the entire family. Please view the website or Facebook page for hours. The park is open every other weekend, Fri - Sun.

Fulton Tenn-Tom Trails

West Main St. and Access Rd.

4.2 miles of lighted walking trails located on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

Holley Farms

2000 Patton Flat Rd.662.871.6949

50-acre farm, five-acre corn maze, pumpkin patches, animal alley, wagon ride, 30-ft. super slide, playground areas and country store. Weddings year-round. Open last week of Sep - Nov 1.

John Bell Williams Wildlife Management Area

This management area was established in 1973 and contains approximately 3,000 acres owned by the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District and leased to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks for wildlife management and public usage.

Jamie L. Whitten Historical Center

100 Campground Rd.662.862.5414

Videos and displays examine waterways and Appalachian-region programs. Nature trail, fishing, auditorium and picnic area. Apr 1 - Aug 31, daily, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sep 1 - Mar 31, daily, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Old Bridge Beach on Bay Springs Lake

MS Hwy. 4; Prentiss County Rd. 350662.423.1287

15 miles north of Fulton. Playground, fishing pier, large shelters, picnic tables, grills, bathrooms, volleyball court, swimming area and white sand beach.

Underground Railroad Bicycle RouteEnters the beautiful countryside of Itawamba County along the southern border of the county. Then, just north of Fulton, it joins the Natchez Trace Parkway as it continues through Alabama.

Enters the beautiful countryside of Itawamba County along the southern border of the county. Then, just north of Fulton, it joins the Natchez Trace Parkway as it continues through Alabama.

Grenada CountyCity Population 13,092
Grenada Tourism Commission

Chakchiuma Swamp

Located just steps from downtown Grenada, come kayak or hike and see the best wildlife and woodlands Mississippi has to offer at the Chakchiuma Swamp.

Confederate Cemetery

Hwy. 51 and Cemetery St. behind Odd Fellows Cemetery662.226.2060www.visitgrenadams.com

Contains 180 graves of unknown Confederate soldiers. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Grenada Confederate Forts

2088 Scenic Route 333 662.226.5911

Remains of earthwork forts built to protect against Union forces led by Gen. U.S. Grant. The forts provided headquarters for the historic Civil War raid on Holly Springs. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Grenada Lake

2202 Scenic Loop 333662.226.5911

Over two million visitors come annually to these 36,000 acres of water, 138 Class-A campsites, beaches, hiking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, ball fields and picnic shelters.

Grenada Lake Visitor Center Museum

2088 Scenic Route 333662.226.5911www.mvk.usace.army.mil

Learn about the US Army Corps of Engineers missions and Grenada Lake's assets. The overlook offers a panoramic view of the 36,000-acre lake. Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Haserway Wetland Demonstration Area

330-acre area supports abundant wildlife with special emphasis on public access and environmental interpretation. 100-acre green tree reservoir and two shorebird wading areas. Easy access viewing of wildlife areas.

LeFlore Hiking Trail System

628 Malmaison Headquarters Rd.662.453.5409mdwfp.com

Three-mile historic hiking trail leading through land that originally belonged to Choctaw Indian Chief Greenwood LeFlore, featuring steep loess bluffs, beech trees, scenic Potacocowa Creek and a cabin in pecan grove.

Lee Tartt Nature Preserve

300 acre bottomland hardwood forest & oxbow lakes with opportunities for kayaking, hiking and wildlife observation. Events held throughout the year.

Lost Bluff Hiking Trail

Scenic Loop 333662.226.5911

Two mile trail with steep winding trails and steps. Adjacent to a fort built during the Civil War. Features a spectacular view of the emergency spillway.

Nobile Family Farms

10560 Hwy. 8 West, Holcomb, MS662.417.8954nobile-family-farms.myshopify.com

Seasonal strawberry u-pick, farm fresh produce and locally.sourced items for purchase in the farm stand. Farm animals and playground. Events held frequently.

Yalobusha River Paddling Trail

Kayak or canoe this 520-mile paddling trail through several Mississippi counties. Check out the details and various trails at our website.

Yellow Fever Cemetery

Wood St. at Second St.662.226.2060www.visitgrenadams.com

The yellow fever epidemic of 1878 all but destroyed the town of Grenada. The cemetery became a historical landmark in 1960. Daily, dawn to dusk.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 14,700

Arkabutla Lake

Known for some of the best fishing and sailing with acres of land for public hunting and hiking, as well as Class A and primitive campsites, boat ramps, swimming beaches, picnic areas and playgrounds.

Arkabutla Wildlife Rehab Nature Center (ARK)

The two miles of woodland walked trails are located in a wildlife sanctuary. Future plans for a handicap accessible wildlife demonstration trail. Open year round.

Baptist Industrial College Marker

Founded in 1900 by the North MS Baptist Educational Convention, it was the first school in the county to offer education through 12th grade to African-Americans in North Mississippi.

Cedar Hill Farm

Hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, fishing, paintball, playground and picnic area. Open to the public for seasonal and year-round events and by reservation for private events.

DeSoto Arts Council

The DeSoto Arts Council (DAC) serves as an arts agency for DeSoto County and the surrounding region. DAC offers a wide range of activities, diverse programming and

DeSoto County Confederate Monument

2846 Magnolia Dr.662.429.8852desotomuseum.org

One of the state’s oldest monuments dedicated to the Confederate dead, erected in 1875, with 100 marked graves and a mass grave for 60 soldiers. Daily, dawn to dusk.

DeSoto County Courthouse

Built in 1942. Learn the history of Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who explored this area in 1541 - 1542, through restored paintings that depict Hernando's voyage to discover the Mississippi River. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

DeSoto County Museum

111 E. Commerce St.662.429.8852desotomuseum.org

The museum provides education programs, as well as exhibits on the history of DeSoto County. Browse the 1840's restored log cabin. Free Admission.

Genealogical Society of DeSoto County

An extensive library with records dating back to the 1840s is maintained by the Genealogical Society of DeSoto County. Mon - Wed, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Thu - Fri, by appointment.

Gus Cannon’s GraveSite

A banjo and jug player, born in 1874. Gus wrote and first recorded the song “Walk Right In,” which became a No. 1 hit for The Rooftop Singers, in 1963.

Springhill Historic Memorial Garden Cemetery

NW Corner Oak Grove Rd. and Robertson Gin Rd.662.429.8852 springhillfriends.com

DeSoto County's oldest cemetery, established in 1836. Only six monuments date after 1900. A historical reenactment of people buried here takes place each October around Halloween.

Marshall CountyCity Population 7,694
Holly Springs Tourism & Recreation Bureau

Baker’s Pond Hiking Trail

Holly Springs National Forest662.236.6550 www.mississippihills.org

One-mile hiking trail, graveled stairway trail to the ridgetop overlooking Baker’s Pond, an artesian spring and flowing hillside springs surrounded

Bottomless Cup

The Bottomless Cup is just what you have been waiting for! Mississippi roasted beans, specialty espresso, fresh ingredient pastries, antiques and more!

Chewalla Lake Hiking Trails

Holly Springs National Forest662.236.6550 www.mississippihills.org

Hiking trail network around beautiful Chewalla Lake, the largest reservoir in the 147,000-acre Holly Springs National Forest. Fully developed recreational area, beach, swimming, campsites with RV hookups.

Fitch Farms

A 7,000-acre working plantation and accommodations in restored pre-Civil War cabins including a Nathan Bedford Forrest home. Hunting packages for quail, deer and turkey. Event facilities available.

Fox Fire Ranch

Every Sunday afternoon (in Spring & Summer) come out and enjoy concerts, which are deeply rooted in traditional North Mississippi Hill Country Blues stylistics

Hill Crest Cemetery

Hillcrest Cemetery is a historic cemetery. Established in 1837, it is known as the "Little Arlington of the South." It contains the burials of six Confederate Generals, five U.S. Senators, including the first African American Senator Hiram Revels and many others.

Hill Country Blues Marker

Located on Center Streetmsbluestrail.org

Although Delta blues often claims the spotlight, other styles of the blues were produced in other regions of Mississippi. In the greater Holly Springs area, musicians developed a “hill country” blues style characterized by few chord changes, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on the "groove" or a steady, driving rhythm.

Holly Springs Cultural Map/Driving & Walking Tour Guide

Experience Holly Springs through this interactive cultural map of remarkable places and stories. Visit hollysprings.visitme.us to learn more.

Holly Springs Motorsports

Get your need for speed at this full 1/8 (660feet) all concrete racing track. Very well lit facility with LED Track Lighting, 8 staging lanes, full bathrooms & showers, and great speaker system.

Holly Springs National Forest

Chewalla Lake offers visitors a natural, tranquil experience with amenities that make it easy to please the entire family. Features an Indian mound built by the area’s inhabitants more than a thousand years ago.

Holly Springs Self-Guided Tour

Walking or driving tour featuring historic homes, churches and other points of interest. Free.

Ida B. Wells Museum

220 N. Randolph St. 662.252.3232 idabwellsmuseum.org

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett museum and cultural center of African and African American history was established to inspire, enlighten and enrich the lives of people everywhere, by collecting, preserving and disseminating African and African American contributions in the field of history, art and culture in the United States and throughout the world.

Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery

Take pleasure in a collection of over 1,200 paintings and landscape, plein air portraits and still-lifes created by Ms. Kate during her productive years at the Carnegie Institute, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the National Academy of Design as she studied under William Merritt Chase in New York.

Marshall County Historical Museum

Like many sites concerned with southern history, the museum features items from the Civil War era. Your inquisitive mind is sure to take you further into the museum realizing that the true quirkiness of the museum comes into focus through the playful and randomness of it all.

Mississippi Blues Trail Markers

116-132 E. College Ave662.252.2515msbluestrail.org

The Mississippi Blues Trail markers tell stories through words and images of legendary bluesmen and women, the places where they lived, the times in which they existed and the influences that inspired their timeless music. The sites run the gamut from city streets to cotton fields, train depots to cemeteries and clubs to churches.

Montrose circa 1858

Montrose is a two-story columned Greek Revival home built as a wedding present for the daughter of Alfred Brooks. It is now operated by the Holly Springs Garden Club as a house museum. The arboretum contains over 50 different specimens of trees native to the area.

Phillips Grocery

541 E. Van Dorn Ave. 662.252.4671

Known worldwide for its famous hamburgers. The store features early-1900s memorabilia and rustic decor. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Collection

150 E. Rust Ave.662.252.2491

Papers, awards, memorabilia, civil rights material and other items belonging to the former executive secretary of the NAACP, who was born in Marshall County. By appointment.

Rust College

Rust College is a historically black liberal arts college founded in 1866 and located in Holly Springs, Mississippi, approximately 35 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. It is the second-oldest private college in the state. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it is one of ten historically black colleges and universities founded before 1868 that is still operating.

Rust College Beckley Center

Rust College was established in 1866 to educate freed slaves. Renamed in 1890 to honor Richard Sutton Rust. The Beckley Center is home to the Ronald Trojcak African art collection of tribal arts and fabrics. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends by appointment. Donations accepted.

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Take a stroll on this 2,500 acre estate and enjoy the hummingbird garden, view the natural plants and herbs, and be sure to tour the beautiful Davis Home and discover the rich history of the original owners and home.

The Holly Springs Depot

Built in the 1850's to transport cotton to market on the Mississippi Central Rail Road. When Holly Springs was the epicenter for cotton production. This beautiful structure has been recently renovated.

Walter Place Estate circa 1859

Constructed in 1859, the Walter Place Estate is one of the last grand mansions completed before the American Civil War and has been restored to her former glory.

Yellow Fever Martyrs Museum

The Yellow Fever Martyrs Church and Museum, located in a former Gothic church built in 1840, is dedicated to the heroes and victims of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 26,000

American Contract Bridge League Museum

Located inside the ACBL headquarters is an interactive museum that is home to the world’s largest collection of bridge memorabilia, trophies, videos, ACBL Hall of Fame and more. Free. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 3p.m.

Circle G Ranch

Formerly owned by Elvis and Priscilla Presley. When phase one restoration is completed, there will be an amphitheater for concerts, a dynamic water feature in the lake and more.

Latimer Lakes Park

The 120-acre park features a nature walking trail, tennis courts, baseball and football fields, three lakes, 20-hole disc golf course, playground and skating park for skateboards, bicycles and inline skates.

Tishomingo CountyCity Population 4,000
Tishomingo County Tourism
1001 Battleground Dr. 662.423.0051tishomingofunhere.org

The Apron Museum

110 W. Eastport St. 662.279.2390

The only one of its kind in the country, this museum preserves the art, fashion and history of aprons. By appointment only.

Iuka Covered Bridge

One of very few in the state of Mississippi.

Mineral Springs Park

E. Quitman St./Indian Creek Rd.800.386.4373

World famous mineral springs named after Chickasaw Chief Iuka. Water won the 1902 World's Fair prize for best mineral water. Playground, pavilion, historic dogtrot log cabin, picnic area, walking track, skateboard facility, tennis courts and veterans memorial.

Oak Grove Cemetery

Constitution Dr.800.386.4373

Final resting place of Civil War soldiers and the longest serving governor of Mississippi, John Marshall Stone.

The Old Courthouse Museum

This courthouse is the reason why Iuka is called the "marriage capital of the South." It also features displays of Native American, Civil War and county-wide cultural heritage.

Pickwick Lake

Northeast corner of Mississippi662.423.6972

47,500-acre, world-class, scenic freshwater lake on the Tennessee River; 496 miles of shoreline, great smallmouth bass fishing, outstanding boating, cabins, motel and camping at J.P. Coleman State Park.

Shady Grove Cemetery

Spring St.662.423.3500

Shady Grove Cemetery Mass burial site of 263 Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Iuka. Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

3606 W. Plymouth Rd.662.327.2142 tenntom.org

Over 200 miles of river, lakes and Class A outdoor recreational areas that create an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise from Pickwick Lake to south of Columbus.

Tishomingo County Archives & Museum

c. 1870. Burned in 1886 and rebuilt in 1888, the courthouse is home to a division of the Tishomingo County Historical and Genealogical Society. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat (May - Sep) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Gift shop. Free.

Tishomingo County Tourism

GEOCaching- A GeoCache Tour has been implemented in Tishomingo County. Cache's have been placed at sites of geological, historical, and cultural interest. Visit the GEOCaching website at https:www.geocaching.com/play.

Woodall Mountain

Hwy. 25 S to County Rd. 185800.386.4373 tishomingofunhere.org

Highest elevation in Mississippi at 806 ft.

Alcorn CountyCity Population 100

Jacinto Courthouse

Hwy. 356 east of Rienzi662.286.8662www.mississippihills.org

Completed in 1854, Jacinto Courthouse presents a compelling story of a bygone era and a bustling Southern boomtown. Tour this example of Federal- style architecture. Hours vary. Donations accepted. May - Sep, Tue - Fri and Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Apr and Oct - Dec, Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Benton CountyCity Population Under 100

Burton’s Sugar Farm

This centennial family farm preserves our farming heritage with displays of how our ancestors lived and machines with which they worked. It is also home to the seasonal Catfish in the Barn Restaurant, a unique and rustic destination dining experience.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 6,767

Joe Callicott Gravesite

Born October 1899, Callicott is regarded as one of Mississippi's finest bluesmen. His chief musical associate was Garfield Akers, as his second guitarist, when he first recorded in 1929. He recorded final sessions for blues documentarian George Mitchell in the late 60's and served as mentor to Nesbit guitarist Kenny Brown.

The Lewis Ranch Home of Jerry Lee Lewis

The Killer's home is referred to as "The Lewis Ranch;" a popular draw for visitors. Experience a behind the scenes look at Jerry Lee Lewis’ music and his life. Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Purchase tour tickets online or by phone in advance.

Merry Christmas Tree Farm

Take a hayride into the number one tree farm in the Mid-South during November and December, and pick out your favorite Christmas tree.

Nesbit Blueberry Plantation

690 Bankston Rd. 662.429.3778

Pick your own blueberries or purchase pre-picks. Open mid-June through end of the season. Call for picking times. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Union CountyCity Population 8,065

Cotton States League Baseball

The Cotton State College Leagues provide players the opportunity to maintain and improve their baseball skills during the off season in a competitive environment. Founded in 2009; includes two seasons.

Faulkner Literary Garden

The William Faulkner Literary Garden located one block away from his birth site brings his landscape to life with the plants about which he wrote, paired with quotes from his work.

Hallelujah Trail

This trail features 58 churches in Union County that are more than 100 years old and are still holding services. Explore them all.

Historic Downtown New Albany

Bankhead St. and Main St.662.534.3438www.newalbanymainstreet.com

Visitors can shop, walk the historic trail, enjoy art and dine in downtown cafés.

Ingomar Mounds

Hwy. 15 S 662.538.0014

Native American Indian mounds. By appointment. Free.

Magnolia Civic Center & Cine Theater

This facility is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for all citizens of New Albany through education, civic and cultural growth and economic development. Call for more information.

New Albany Blues Trail

New Albany and Union County have five featured artist on this trail. Sam Mosely, Robert Johnson, Elder Roma Wilson, Rev. Leon Pinson and funk star Billy Ball.

New Albany Southern Literary Trail

William Faulkner and Borden Deal are two area authors that can be reviewed while celebrating writers of classic Southern Literature.

New Albany Sportsplex

Lighted soccer, football, baseball and softball fields, USTA tennis courts, batting and picnic area and a small spray park. Tallahatchie Trails connects the Sportsplex to the Park Along the River.

New Albany Quilt Trail

Quilt Trail Art is a project to preserve old quilt patterns, that might otherwise be lost, in a new way. Contact the museum for more information.

Park Along the River/ Arboretum and Tallahatchie Trails

Peaceful wooded park and arboretum adjacent to downtown on the bank of the fabled Tallahatchie River. Features a Disk Golf course, farmers market, walking trails, children's area, special events and more.

Tanglefoot Trail

Meandering through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, The Rails to Trail Hall of Fame Tanglefoot is a paved 44.6 mile biking and hiking trail.

Union County Heritage Museum

Soak in the past, present and future of New Albany. Must-see highlights include the William Faulkner Literary Garden, Frenchman’s Bend exhibits, Crossing on the Green Railroad themed park and the Museum Art House.

Yalobusha CountyCity Population 386

Rocky Point National Recreation Hiking Trail

165 County Rd. 170662.623.7356 mdwfp.com

4.5-mile nationally designated, hiking trail network beginning and ending at Plum Point Recreation Area. Descends to Enid Lake, passes impressive gullies in deep woods. Additional trails: Quail Run Nature Trail, 2.5 miles, and Beech Hollow Nature Trail, five-miles.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 35,000

Arts in the Alley

Pigeon Roost Rd.901.619.0261www.obarts.com

Free outdoor art gallery, located in the alley next to the Chamber of Commerce. Paintings by local artists are periodically rotated. Open year round.

Blocker Cemetery

Milton Blocker and his brother-in-law, Stephen Flinn, purchased two sections of land from an Indian in 1836. Milton Blocker donated land for Blocker Cemetery, established in 1847.

Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery

8125 Center Hill Rd800.582.2593brusselsbonsai.com

The largest importer and grower of bonsai in the United States. Visit the state-of-the-art facility, with over 175,000-sq. ft. of greenhouse space. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Mid-South Ice House

10705 Ridgeway Industrial Rd.901.881.8544www.midsouthicehouse.com

An indoor National Hockey League regulation ice rink offering ice skating, youth hockey, adult hockey, figure skating, curling, Learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play Hockey classes, and other programming year-round.

Olive Branch City Hall Museum & Veterans Monument

9200 Pigeon Roost Rd.662.892.9223obms.us

Documents, photographs and artifacts recounting Olive Branch history. The only Veteran’s monument in DeSoto County is at the front entrance of City Hall, honoring those who have and are serving.

Olive Branch City Park

8267 Goodman Rd.662.893.5219 www.obms.us

The 135-acre park features two-miles of walking trails with exercise stations, a nature trail, five tennis courts, ballfields, three lakes, playground, eight-lane track, amphitheater and two picnic pavilions.

Olive Branch Old Towne Main Street

Center for gifts, collectibles and antiques in the Mid-South area. Enjoy the self-guided historic walking trail or any of the outdoor concerts and events.

Painted Pigeon Gallery & Gifts

9144 Pigeon Roost Rd.901.619.0261www.obarts.com

Art by local artists, available for purchase, including paintings, handmade decorations, photography and more. Open Thu - Sat, 12 - 4 p.m.

Lafayette CountyCity Population 19,000
Visit Oxford
1013 Jackson Ave. E662.232.2477 visitoxfordms.com

Bailey’s Woods/Rowan Oak Hiking Trail

University Avenue & 5th Street662.915.7073museum.olemiss.edu

Scenic hiking trail stretching over 3,000 feet that takes about 20 minutes to walk. It runs through Bailey's Woods from the University of Mississippi to Rowan Oak, home of William Faulkner.

Burns Belfry & Multi Cultural Center

710 Jackson Avenue East662.281.9963burns-belfry.com

Organized by freed slaves in 1869 in an area of Oxford once known as “Freedmen’s Town.” The current building was erected in 1910 and played a major role in the lives of many African-Americans in Oxford from 1910-1974, when the new church was built several blocks away. In 2002, author John Grisham donated the church building to the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation. Open Wednesday-Friday 12-3 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 4 p.m.

Cedar Oaks

Built in 1859 by William Turner, Cedar Oaks is a Greek Revival structure that has survived a tumultuous past. Open Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or tours by appointment. The home can also be rented.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

University of Mississippi Campus662.915.5993southernstudies.olemiss.edu

Housed in Barnard Observatory on the University of Mississippi campus, the center promotes regional studies and is the first of its kind in the nation. Projects include the award-winning Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Living Blues magazine and the gospel music magazine Rejoice! In addition it co-hosts the annual Faulkner Conference.

Confederate Cemetery

Burial site of Confederate soldiers who died as a result of the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. During the Civil War, the buildings at Ole Miss became hospitals for the battle wounded and the casualties were therefore buried there. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Located behind the Tad Smith Coliseum on the University of Mississippi campus.

Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts

351 University Ave.662.915.2787 fordcenter.org

The 88,000-sq. ft., multi-event hall serves the University of Mississippi's performing arts’ needs and its commitment to cultural enrichment and outreach service. The first presidential debate in 2008 between then Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain was held here. Broadway shows, concerts, ballet and more, the Ford Center is a premier entertainment venue.

Historic Downtown Square

The center of culture and the town’s economic hub since 1837. The square is home to a variety of shops and elegant boutiques including the South’s oldest department store, Neilson’s, as well as world renowned independent bookstore, Square Books (and sister bookstores Off Square Books and Square Books Jr.). Extraordinary cuisine is also abundant around the historic downtown square from down-home cooking to elegant haute cuisine and everything in between.

L.Q.C. Lamar House

The life and times of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, Mississippi’s greatest 19th-century statesman, are vividly portrayed in the permanent exhibit featuring the compelling story of those turbulent times. Open Friday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free Admission.

Rowan Oak

Built in in the 1840's, Rowan Oak was the home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner from 1930 until his death in 1962. View the online of his famous A Fable, written in the author's own hand writing on his study wall. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 - p.m. $5 admission fee. Summer hours: June 1 - August 1, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.

Square Books

160 Courthouse Sq. 662.236.2262www.squarebooks.com

Nationally-recognized independent bookstore featuring a section on Mississippi authors as well as a Faulkner section. Thacker Mountain Radio Show is a live radio show with guest authors and musicians at Off Square Books, the sister store of Square Books and the children's bookstore Square Books Jr. Square Books Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Off Square Books Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Square Books Jr. Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Off Square Books: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Square Books Jr.: Mon - Thu, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m.

St. Peter’s Cemetery

Jefferson at N. 16th St.662.232.2477visitoxfordms.com

A few blocks Northeast of the Square, St. Peter's Cemetery is nestled in the rolling hills of a quiet neighborhood. It serves as the resting place for William Faulkner and many of Oxford's prominent citizens. L.Q.C. Lamar, former Congressman, Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Supreme Court Justice is buried here as well.

The University of Mississippi

Named one of “America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses” by Forbes Magazine. The Lyceum is the oldest building on campus, built in 1848 and was the only survivor of the five original buildings on campus after the Civil War. The campus was designed for walking. Visitor permits may be purchased online or from the Welcome Center located on University Avenue as you enter the Lyceum Circle.

University Museum

University Ave. and S. Fifth St.662.915.7073 museum.olemiss.edu

The University Museum is home to several impressive permanent collections including an extensive collection of the work of Theora Hamblett, a native Oxonian folk artist and the personal collection of Mary Buie and Kate Skipwith. Traveling exhibitions from other museums are also represented. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. There is no charge for admission but donations are accepted. *note-currently a food picture is listed beside the University Museum and it needs to be changed.

Pontotoc CountyCity Population 5,500
Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street association

Fruit Loop Biking Trail

Off Hwy. 6, between Oxford and Pontotoc 662.489.5042

A 5.5-mile, challenging mountain-biking trail through pine forest.

Historical District Main St. and surrounding downtown areas

Features county courthouse, three churches and homes dating back to 1836. Enjoy walking downtown and take in the sights. Confederate Square is the hub for city and county business.

Pontotoc Cemetery

116 N. Main St.662.489.4321

A burial site of Civil War soldiers and Ruby Elzy, an African-American opera singer who appeared on stage, radio and film.

Pontotoc County Historic Driving Tour

59 Main St.662.488.0388

A self-directed driving tour using a recording and a brochure. Begin at site No. 1 and tour the county through 29 sites with markers at historical sites.

Pontotoc: Legends from the Wilderness

Historic walking tour of Pontotoc. Call for reservations.

Tanglefoot Trail GM & O Rails to Trails Northern District

Walkers, bikers, joggers and nature lovers can enjoy the 44.5-mile trail which extends from Houston, Pontotoc and New Albany.

Town Square Post Office & Museum

59 Main St. 662.488.0388

Three floors of exhibits with the history of Pontotoc County in a working post office. Gift shop. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Westmoreland’s Antique Exhibit

1710 Hwy. 9 N 662.489.7673

Farm equipment, a windup Victrola and antique quilts are part of this collection, which includes a miniature replica of a country farm town built in the mid-1800s. By appointment.

Wise Farms Corn Maze

The entire family will enjoy fun-filled hayrides, entertainment, games, activity center and Korny’s Snack Bar. Get lost in the maze, and get lost in the fun.

Tippah CountyCity Population 5,656
Ripley Historic Districthpc.ripley.ms

State Highway 15 Scenic Motorcycle Byway

State Hwy. 15 from Walnut to Beaumont

A 291-mile scenic motorcycle byway on State Hwy. 15 from Walnut to Beaumont.

Tippah County Historical Museum

106 Siddall St.662.512.0099

The Chickasaw Nation, Col. William Faulkner, Nathan Bedford Forrest and others have stories to tell when you visit. Weapons, clothing, tools and Indian artifacts. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations accepted.

Panola CountyCity Population 1,680

Heflin House Museum

c. 1858. Antebellum home filled with furnishings and objects from the late 1800s. Tells the story of Panola County from Indian times through the 1900s. Third Sunday of each month, 1 - 4 p.m., or by appointment. Donations accepted.

Panola Playhouse

The Panola Playhouse, founded in 1962, is one of the longest continually-running live theaters in the state of Mississippi. This unique, 150-seat theater hosts Broadway hits and classics year round.

Rose Hill Cemetery

N. Main St.662.487.3451

Burial site of war veterans since the Civil War, as well as the founders of Sardis. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Sardis Lake/Sardis Lower Lake Birding & Wildlife Viewing Area

Well known for diversity of birding and wildlife opportunities; auto-accessible vantage points around lower lake. Clear Springs Nature Trail features wooden boardwalk. Fee charged for boat launching. Beaches and pavilion.

St. John’s Catholic Church

N. Main St.662.487.3451

c. 1890. Historic Gothic church with 19th century charm. By appointment.

Tate CountyCity Population 8,165
Tate County Economic Development Foundation
135 N. Front St. 662.562.8715tatecountyms.com

Senatobia Memorial Park & Arboretum

Award-winning arboretum with park located downtown along railroad. Walking trail, gazebo, benches and tree markers. Main St. at Park St. Center of Senatobia's Tree City designation throughout community.

Senatobia Wetlands

SE of Exit 265, I-55/Hwy. 4 662.562.8715tatecountyms.com

Public nature observatory and picnic area. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers on a corner of a wetlands area. Includes rookery, picnic tables and walkway.

Tate County Courthouse & Heritage Museum

c. 1875. A Mississippi Landmark built of locally produced brick, this historic structure houses exhibits throughout the museum. It is the oldest continuously used courthouse in the state. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

Tate County Genealogical Library & Archives

Contains over 2,000 volumes, both as hard copy and on microfilm. All Mississippi census microfilm; library has microfilm copying capabilities. Thu - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 49,000
DeSoto County Tourism
4716 Pepper Chase Dr.662.393.8770sodesoto.com

BankPlus Ampitheater at Snowden Grove Park

6285 Snowden Ln.662.892.2660southaven.org

The outdoor concert venue has hosted acts such as ZZ Top, Alt J, Avett Brothers, Weezer, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews, Steve Miller, Bryan Adams, Widespread Panic, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and more. Fixed seating for 4,000 and additional seating for 7,000 on the lawn. Call or visit website for schedule.

BankPlus Sports Center

3335 Pine Tar Alley662.890.7275 southaven.org

Kids of all ages can enjoy indoor batting practice, soccer practice and miniature golf. Located in Snowden Grove Park.

Central Park Disc Golf

7505 Stonegate Blvd.662.890.7275www.southaven.org

This 18-hole disc golf course is mostly flat and lightly wooded, challenging and fun. Course length 6,744 ft.

DeSoto County Veterans Park

Honors all national heroes from the Revolutionary War to those presently serving.Experience a lake, picnic tables, fourteen bronze plaques representing each war, Walk of Honor, POW/MIA chair and a monument honoring our animal Veterans. You can purchase bricks for the Walk of Honor for veterans and those presently serving.

Edmondson Cemetery

Founded in 1844 and rests on a tree-shaded hilltop. Graves include those of early settlers in this area, Indian traders, politicians and Civil War veterans. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Greenbrook Softball Complex

Known as the premier youth fastpitch venue in the South, this pristine 8-field facility offers the participating teams the opportunity to play at a first class complex.

The largest and most modern USAV volleyball venue in the Delta Region, this 85,000 sq. ft. facility is newly outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and volleyball courts.

Landers Center

Host to a wide variety of concerts and events each year, and home of the Mid-South Fair and the Grizzlies G-League. Adjacent is the Landers Center Theater, a state-of-the-art 400-seat theater where the DeSoto Family Theatre (DFT) presents productions.

Mississippi Delta Great River Road

Hwy. 61 at north Mississippi boundary, south to Vicksburgwww.fhwa.dot.gov

A 275-mile journey along the Great River Road, known as Blues Alley, opens the door to Mississippi’s history. Hwy. 61 takes you from north Mississippi, south into the Delta.

Snowden Grove Park & Baseball Complex

17-field baseball facility contains features found at professional stadiums. The Field of Dreams is a mini complex at the park for handicapped and developmentally challenged children and adults.

Snowden Grove Soccer Complex

6650 Snowden Ln.www.southaven.org

Brand new, eight field facility, will host recreational and competitive tournaments.

Snowden Grove Tennis Complex

Twelve lighted tennis courts with pavilion, bathrooms, covered seating and additional parking. Visit the website for tennis schedules, clinics, leagues, tournament schedules and more.

Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson

Offering motorcycle riding and training classes, Southern Thunder is a 54,000 sq. ft. attraction that hosts outdoor events and offers bike sales.

Tishomingo CountyCity Population 318

Bear Creek Paddle Trip

Canoeing scenic stream in Tishomingo State Park. Rocky outcrops, Appalachian Mountain forest and slopes appeal. Rentals in park. Chosen as one of the “Top 100 Paddle Trips Nationwide” by Reserve America.

Fellowship Christian Retreat

A Christian retreat center located on a 530-acre wooded peninsula on 6,600-acre Bay Springs Lake. Call for times.

Swinging Bridge Tishomingo State Park,

105 County Rd. 90662.438.6914

The native stone and steel cable bridge crosses high above Bear Creek and is the entrance to hiking trails along the creek and along the top of the canyon walls.

Lee CountyCity Population 35,930
Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Caron Gallery

Tupelo's local art gallery that specializes in work by Mississippi artisans, Caron Gallery hosts art demos, art & wine dinners, workshops, and special events throughout the year.

Confederate Grave Sites

Natchez Trace Parkway, • Milepost 269.4662.680.9025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Burial site of 13 soldiers supposedly executed by their commander, Braxton Bragg. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

The birthplace of the "King of Rock ‘N’ Roll" includes the modest home Elvis' father built, statue of Elvis at 13, memorial chapel, a walk of life, fountain of life, park, museum and the church Elvis attended as a child. Multi-media presentations. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Elvis' Tupelo Driving Tour

399 East Main Street662.841.6521www.tupelo.net

Visit 14 places that were influential in young Elvis Presley's formative years in Tupelo.

Elvis' Tupelo Self-Guided Bicycle Tour

399 East Main Street662.841.6521www.tupelo.net

Explore Elvis' Tupelo on two-wheels by visiting 14 places that were influential in young Elvis Presley's formative years in Tupelo.

Gumtree Museum of Art

Non-profit museum promoting the visual arts; it is a major cultural asset to Mississippi. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Heritage Trails

Explore Tupelo's rich history by visiting major sites on its Chickasaw Native American Trail, Civil War Trail, and Civil Rights & African-American Heritage Trail.

Mississippi Hills Exhibit Center

The Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area covers a 30-county region whose culture is influenced by the intersection of the Appalachian region and the Mississippi Delta. The center offers information and assists travelers in learning about this area. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free.

Natchez Trace National Scenic Parkway & All American Road

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway662.680.4025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

20 nature trails, three sections of National Scenic Trail, biking, hiking, horseback riding and camping.

Natchez Trace Parkway Scenic Biking Trail

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway662.680.4025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

300-mile trail, picnic areas, activity areas, nature trails, developed and primitive camping.

Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 266662.680.4025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Headquarters for this scenic route from Natchez to Nashville, Tennessee. Facilities open year-round for motorists, bikers and cyclists. Includes a film about the Natchez Trace. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Christmas Day.

Natchez Trace Scenic Hiking Trails

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway662.680.4025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Hiking trails along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. Three segments: Rocky Springs, five miles; Ridgeland, 20.5 miles; Tupelo, seven miles.

Off the Wall Mural Project

Celebrate Tupelo's unique culture by exploring the city's impressive collection of larger-than-life murals.

Oren Dunn City Museum

689 Rutherford Rd.662.841.6438orendunnmuseum.org

Learn about the milestones in Tupelo history, such as the 1864 Battle of Harrisburg and the 1936 Tupelo tornado. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission.

Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery

25 acres, 14 earthen ponds and one lined pond produce millions of fish each year. A 1904 Victorian manager’s house and Grandmother’s Gardens. Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Queen's Reward Meadery

1719 McCullough Boulevard662.823.6323www.queensreward.com

Mississippi’s first meadery, Queen’s Reward makes award-winning mead and offers tours and tastings in their exquisite tasting room.

Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo

The Tupelo Buffalo Park, with the largest herd east of the Mississippi River, will delight the entire family. Bus tour, petting zoo, a wide assortment of animals, trail rides and gift shop. Hours are seasonal. Admission.

Tupelo Hardware Company

Family-owned hardware store where Gladys Presley purchased Elvis' first guitar. Listen to the story of this famous purchase where guitars are still sold today.

Tupelo National Battlefield

Site of July 1864 battle between the forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Neither side proved victorious. Site of the last major engagement of the Civil War in Mississippi. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Tupelo Veterans Museum

Adjacent to the Oren Dunn City Museum662.844.1515tupeloveteransmuseum.com

War memorabilia honoring those who dedicated their lives to ensuring freedom for all Americans. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Donations accepted.

Tupelo Visitors Center

399 E. Main St. 662.841.6521www.tupelo.net

Begin your Tupelo journey at the city's newest attraction featuring interactive exhibits on Tupelo's many attractions, including its favorite native son, Elvis Presley.

Vietnam Veterans Replica Wall Memorial

800 North Veterans Boulevard in Veterans Park662.841.6440

The memorial is a sixty percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and is situated next to an F-105 Thunderchief on display in Veterans Park.

Lee CountyCity Population 3,390

Mississippi State Extension & Research Center

Stroll through several acres of plants, including vegetables, roses and experimental growings, with gazebos, a Japanese water garden and botanical gardens. Free. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 1,160

Hernando Desoto River Park

North of Lake Cormorant662.489.8152www.desotocountyms.gov

This park is DeSoto County's only public access to the Mississippi River. Enjoy a boat ramp, benches, picnic tables, grills and an overlook where you can watch the Mississippi River roll by.

Mississippi Mound Trail Edgefield Mounds

Corner of Norfolk Rd. and Thomas Rd.662.429.8852 trails.mdah.ms.gov/index.html

Two ancient Indian burial mounds with parking on top of the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River basin.

Memphis Minnie Gravesite

Memphis Minnie, born Lizzie “Kid” Douglas in 1897, is considered by many to be the best female blues singer of all time, and was among the first twenty performers inducted to the Hall of Fame in the inaugural W.C. Handy Awards in 1980. Located at New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery. Mississippi Blues Trail Marker. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Yalobusha CountyCity Population 3,830

Bozarts Gallery

Downtown gallery and artist collective located in a National Register of Historic Places building. Thu - Fri, 12 - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Turnage Drug Store

323 N. Main St.662.473.2442

Best place in the Valley since 1907 for a soda, malt or milkshake. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum

Learn the story of the American railroad hero and legendary train engineer. Thu - Sat, 2 - 4 p.m.