Mississippi Hotel Reservations
Visiting Northern Mississippi
The spring and summer months are premier times to visit northern Mississippi. Cities like Ripley, and Columbus are sterling examples of charming cities, built around southern hospitality. Tupelo is famous for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley, and is rich in history – visit the Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, an American Civil War landmark. Columbus is great for scenery and racing fans – explore some of the many Mississippi race tracks – May 5 is the beginning of the Columbus Speedway Weekly Racing Series. There’s much to see and do in northern Mississippi – explore as much as you can.
Horn Lake is a pleasant and charming city in northern Mississippi. Set west of Olive Branch, and nearly at the Tennessee border, Horn Lake is home to Boosters Club Park. Enjoy the fine spring and summer weather in Horn Lake with a visit to Horn Lake Community Park – plan for a picnic and let the kids enjoy the playground area.
Olive Branch is a sizeable city in northern Mississippi, set just a half hour east of Horn Lake. Easily accessed from I-22, Olive Branch is home to the Olive Branch Country Club, and Maywood Lake. Guests of the Best Western hotel in Olive Branch are in for spring and summertime excitement. Golfers are in prime location for excellent spring and summertime golf – head to the Cherokee Valley Golf Club, or experience Wedgewood Golf Course. Enjoy springtime fishing along Coldwater River, which runs through the heart of Olive Branch. On May 12, keep an eye open for the Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival in Old Towne Olive Branch.
Southeast of Olive Branch is Tupelo, home of the Tupelo National Battlefield. A fine city, Tupelo is easily accessed by I-22, and is a wonderful spring and summer travel destination. Open to the public through March 30, plan for an afternoon at the Kate Freeman Clark Exhibition – set at the GumTree Museum of Art. On March 3, enjoy some live music at the Blue Canoe, where the Jerekus Singleton Band will be performing.
Experience a classically Mississippian event at the Tupelo Flea Mark & Crafts, Gun & Knife show, set for March 9-11 at the Tupelo Furniture Market Building.
Set near the Alabama border, Columbus is an exciting city where racing fans will have a blast. Guests staying at the Best Western hotel in Columbus make plans to visit the Magnolia Motor Speedway, host to the May 27 Coca Cola Governors Cup Southern All Stars race. While in Columbus, be sure to tour the Tennessee Williams Home.
Northern Mississippi Hotel Map
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- Many Mississippi Museums
Windsor Ruins, Claiborne
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Picnicking in MS's State Parks
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Scenic, MS Golf Course.
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Fishing in MS.
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Check out Mississippi’s attractions meant for lovers of literature, including the Eudora Welty House and the Faulkner Festival.
6 Best Western Hotels
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Northern Mississippi Events
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Super Circus Heroes
All the high-flying, death-defying stunts and unbelievable animal performances of "the Greatest Show on Earth" come to the Landers Center (formerly DeSoto Civic Center) in Southaven. The fun starts at 7 p.m.
2015 Kenny Rogers
Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers "Just Drops In" at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica for a one-night-only performance. Kenny starts jamming at 8 p.m.
2015 Art Walk Downtown
A popular downtown Columbus event featuring shops displaying and selling unique works of art, local entertainment, and plenty of local merchants. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
2015 North Mississippi Fall Fest & Bike Night
A family-friend Horn Lake event, featuring live music, a fishing rodeo, cook-offs, a beer garden, and a children's zone for the little ones. Join in the community fun – the event is held at Latimer Lakes Park.
2015 Chili Fest
Held in downtown Tupelo, Chili Fest is set to feature a tasty chili cook-off alongside live entertainment, activities, and more. Event begins at 11 a.m.
Bavarian culture abounds in Tupelo this fall, with plenty of authentic food and music, a German car show, and, of course, beer! The event begins at 6 p.m. with more info TBA.
2015 Leann Rimes
The country music super star will be performing at the Gold Strike Casino in Tunica. Her set time is TBA.