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
Travel Region Favorites
- Many Mississippi Museums
Windsor Ruins, Claiborne
Check out Magnolia State museums focusing on science, travel, art, history, and famous Mississippians like Elvis and Eudora Welty.
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Picnicking in MS's State Parks
The Magnolia State is full of kid-friendly activities, from picnicking in the great outdoors to hands-on learning in famous museums. Take your pick from 23 top destinations.
- 14 Fun Golf Courses in MS!
Scenic, MS Golf Course.
Here are 14 of Mississippi's greatest and most enjoyable golf courses – for veterans and beginners alike – found in the northern, southern, central, and the delta regions of the Magnolia State.
- 8 Great Fishing Destinations in MS!
Fishing in MS.
Anglers of all skill levels cast out their lines in northern, southern, and central MS at these eight outstanding fishing destinations in the Magnolia State.
- Top Things to Do in Jackson
An unbeatable itinerary for your visit to Jackson – covering everything from museums and parks to indie bookstores and more.
- 4 Mississippi Literary Attractions
Check out Mississippi’s attractions meant for lovers of literature, including the Eudora Welty House and the Faulkner Festival.
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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.
45th Gumtree Festival
Head for downtown Tupelo on May 14th and 15th and experience the annual Gumtree Festival. Free and open to the public, the Gumtree Festival features visual and performing arts, vendors, and new this year is the Gumtree Run.
Tupelo Elvis Festival 2016
You may already know Elvis was born in the city of Tupelo, but you may not know of the annual Tupelo Elvis Festival. Downtown Tupelo hosts this year's event from June 2nd through 5th. See cover bands, enjoy great food, and pick up some fresh merch.