375 East Main Street
Built in the heart of the Mid-South, our state-of-the-art facility is designed to accommodate events that demand comfort, convenience and flexibility. The BancorpSouth Arena consistently hosts the largest meetings and best performers by offering the highest quality facilities and services. From our spectacular Grand Opening on October 9, 1993 hosted by Bill Cosby to the present, the BancorpSouth Arena continues to be a favorite stop among artists.
Elvis Presley Birthplace
306 Elvis Presley Drive
The original birthplace of the "king of rock and roll" includes the modest home Elvis' father built, a statue of Elvis with his first guitar, memorial chapel, walk of life, fountain of life, park, story wall, gift shop with items to build your own Elvis memorabilia collection, and newly remodeled museum.
108 South Broadway Street
The Fairpark District, a seamless extension of the urban fabric of existing downtown Tupelo. The ongoing redevelopment of the former city fairgrounds, Fairpark District incorporates the architectural character and scale of a traditional small city downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods.
GumTree Museum of Art
211 Main Street
The GumTree Museum of Art is one of Tupelo’s cultural hotspots. The gallery has featured every medium from black and white still photography to modern art made from parking lot trash. When you’re downtown don’t forget to stroll into GumTree Museum of Art for a peek at some local art. In addition, GumTree presents the annual Mother’s Day weekend tradition, The GumTree Festival.
The Lyric Theatre
201 North Broadway Street
The historic Lyric Theatre, built in 1912 on Broadway in downtown Tupelo, is the home of the award-winning Tupelo Community Theatre. The Comos, as the building was originally named, was designed as a vaudeville theater and included space for several commercial offices. Because its sturdy brick walls made the Lyric one of the few buildings to escape the fury of the 1936 tornado unscathed, the building was pressed into melancholy duty as a make-shift temporary mortuary in the aftermath of that tragedy.
Tupelo Community Theatre is a volunteer organization that produces a five show season each year as well as a summer youth theatre production and camp. Education programing provides North Mississippi students and teachers the opportunity to see professional quality productions in the Lyric or their schools. The Haunted Theatre in October celebrates the Lyric history and resident ghost Antoine. Concerts and partnerships with the Tupelo Film Festival and Elvis Festival provide additional entertainment opportunities. The Lyric Krewe provides volunteer support through ushers, poster distribution, and their “Spring Street Fiesta” Music, Monet, and Margaritas each spring.
Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area
395 East Main Street, Suite 115
MHNHA represents a distinctive cultural landscape shaped largely by the dynamic intersection of Appalachian and Delta cultures, an intersection which produced a powerful concentration of nationally-significant cultural icons. Lasting contributions to our country’s musical and literary legacies were forged by Hills natives Elvis Presley, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Grisham and Tammy Wynette.
Tupelo Automobile Museum
1 Otis Boulevard
The Tupelo Automobile’s Mission is to preserve the history of the automobile through a visual and interactive educational experience illustrating the development of design and technical innovations. Established on December 7, 2002 by founder Frank Spain, the Museum has over 100 antique and classic automobiles gathered from all across North America and Europe, with more than ten cars from each decade from 1900 to 1990. The house special exhibits throughout the year.