Elvis Homecoming Statue

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Elvis Homecoming Statue

elvisstatuePlaced in honor of Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s most famous native son, this
larger than life statue was placed to commemorate the 35th anniversary of
Elvis’ death in August 2012.  It faces east toward his birthplace with
Tupelo City Hall over his left shoulder and the Tupelo Hardware (where
Gladys bought Elvis’ first guitar) over his right shoulder.

Fairpark District – 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804

800-533-0611

Email:  visittupelo@tupelo.net

Greenlea

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Greenlea

  • 211 S. Wall St.
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 446-7053
  • Alternative Phone: (601) 807-5637
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The bed and breakfast at Greenlea is located in the rear of the house adjacent to the Courtyard and overlooking it. The suite is in what is now the kitchen wing and is the oldest part of the house. A flight of steps from the kitchen porch takes you to the attached dependency. The steps lead to the porch overlooking the courtyard at Greenlea. In the spacious exposed brick bedroom, there are windows on three sides overlooking the gardens. The suite has the feel of a treehouse as you look out the windows into the gardens through the foliage of the surrounding trees. There is a kingsize bed and a Murphy bed concealed in a closet to your left. There is a small kitchen with a coffee maker,stove, microwave and refrigerator stocked with complimentary beverages. The bath has a tub/shower combination. There is a double sized closet for your hanging clothes.

Travel Inn

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Travel Inn

  • 271-A D’Evereux Drive
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 446-8799
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The Travel Inn is another economical lodging property located on the outskirts of Natchez; located just a couple of minutes from downtown.

 

Natchez Coffee Company

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Natchez Coffee Company

The Natchez Coffee Company is more than just a coffee shop. Sure they offer coffee, espresso, and flavored cappuccinos, but they also serve sandwiches, salads, and blue bell  ice cream.  Wireless Internet is available, so bring your laptop to check your e-mail while you treat yourself to a chai tea or cup of joe. Natchez Coffee Company is located within walking distance of downtown hotels and a number of Natchez area B &  B’s, and sits right in the midst of downtown shops.  Locals gather there for morning coffee, so stop in early and perhaps they’ll fill you in on some Natchez history while you’re there.

La Fiesta Grande Too

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La Fiesta Grande Too

  • 339 D’Evereux Drive
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 442-2333
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La Fiesta II is a sister restaurant to La Fiesta.  The Mexican restaurant is so popular, that over-crowding becomes an issue.  The owner’s have also located La Fiesta II so that it is convenient to locals living on the North end of town.  The only difference between the two is that La Fiesta II is a completely non-smoking facility.  The food and service are just as great as that of the original.  If you have a hankering for some Mexican cuisine and are looking for a smoke free place to eat, then head out Highway 61 North and look for LF II on the North frontage road just beyond the Highway 84 intersection. 

The Dining Pavilion at The Briars

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The Dining Pavilion at The Briars

The view from this fabulous restaurant is among the most spectacular anywhere along the mighty Mississippi, and the food is equally grand. Our dining is ideal for a quiet intimate dinner for two to celebrate an anniversary or just to get away to reconnect. We can serve two or twenty and make it special!

Dexter’s Seafood & Steaks

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Dexter’s Seafood & Steaks

  • 175 Hwy. 61 South
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 446-9518

Dexter’s Seafood & Steaks offers your family an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet that includes all your favorite Southern comfort foods: fried oysters, fried shrimp, stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab, fried catfish, frog legs, broiled catfish, seafood gumbo, fried dill pickles, fried green tomatoes, crawfish etouffee and much more. For an extra charge, you can enjoy our salad bar and dessert bar. Our menu also includes rib-eye steaks and T-bones. Don’t forget Dexter’s blooming onions and oysters on the half shell (when available).

The Buffet at The Isle of Capri Casino

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The Buffet at The Isle of Capri Casino

  • 70 Silver Street
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Tollfree (800) 722-0605

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Enjoy a variety of delicious market-fresh items, plus all the home-cooked favorites you’ve always loved in our newly remodeled restaurant aboard the Isle of Capri Casino. Try everything from freshly created recipes to home-style favorites.
As the place to eat when you play, we’re proud to offer you the freshest food around. So pull up a seat every day of the week for lunch and dinner.
It’s all here at The Buffet! Enjoy Market-Fresh Meals. $7.00 Lunch Buffet: Sunday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $11.00 Dinner Buffet: Sunday–Thursday, 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. $14.99 Prime Rib & Shrimp Buffet: Friday, 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. $19.99 Seafood Buffet w/ Crab Legs: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Pioneer Day at French Camp

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Pioneer Day at French Camp

Pioneer Day at French Camp

Second Saturday in May

Annual Festival

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Load the wagons and bring your family and friends – join us on the annually on the second Saturday in May at the French Camp Historic District for Pioneer Day! Take a step back in time and wander through our historic village of cabins, museum, antebellum home, and more. Enjoy a self-guided boardwalk tour, learn from period demonstrators or sit back and enjoy live music from local artists.

The event is open to the public and there is no entry fee. Concessions are available.

For more information or directions, visit us online at www.frenchcamp.org/historic or call us at 662.547.6482.

The French Camp Historic District is located at Mile Marker 181 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. All proceeds from Pioneer Day benefit the students of French Camp Academy.

Pioneer Weekend Getaway

Interested in a weekend getaway? Contact French Camp Guest Services for more information on our getaway packages!

French Camp Guest Services
(662) 547-6835
guestservices@frenchcamp.org
Click here to reserve online

The Christmas Star Program at Rainwater Observatory, Friday, December 9, 2011

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The Christmas Star Program at Rainwater Observatory, Friday, December 9, 2011

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for the Christmas season called “The Christmas Star”. This program will be presented on Friday, December 9, 2011, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, managing director of Rainwater Observatory.

The Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem” has been debated among scientists and theologians for centuries. Was it a comet, supernova, planetary conjunction or a totally supernatural event that announced the birth of Jesus Christ? Edwin will lead us on an exciting and informative journey and help us discover more about this incredible celestial event using the latest biblical as well as scientific research.

Edwin Faughn is also an artist and lecturer specializing in space sciences and has presented hundreds of presentations to diverse groups including but not limited to universities, museums, science centers, schools, churches of most major denominations and other faith based and civic organizations. His original artwork has been featured in and on the covers of numerous international space science magazines, exhibitions and planetarium productions. A few of his credits include Scientific American, Federal Express World Headquarters and the world premiere of Titanic: The Exhibition. He also served nearly 20 years as the art director for the Sharpe Planetarium of the Pink Palace Family of Museums in Memphis, Tennessee.

After the presentation, weather permitting, an observing session will be held using Rainwater’s collection of telescopes including the largest in Mississippi. The planetarium can be used if the outdoor observing is clouded out. Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium is located one mile east of the Natchez Trace Parkway off MS Highway 413 near the village of French Camp in Mississippi.

For more information contact Edwin Faughn at Rainwater Observatory: 662-547-7283 or info@rainwaterobservatory.org.

Sign up for our free e-newsletter on the homepage at www.rainwaterobservatory.org

Looking for Lodging? French Camp Bed and Breakfast Inn is located a mile from Rainwater Observatory.

The Council House Cafe is also located a mile away from Rainwater Observatory.

The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau is your official resource for meetings, weddings, vacations and group tours. Located inside the Natchez Visitor Center, we are here to answer all your questions with insider information, from the best views of the Mississippi River to the best biscuits in the South. Give us a call, or order a free visitor guide to start planning your trip today. Y’all Come – and see for yourself.

The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau is your official resource for meetings, weddings, vacations and group tours. Located inside the Natchez Visitor Center, we are here to answer all your questions with insider information, from the best views of the Mississippi River to the best biscuits in the South. Give us a call, or order a free visitor guide to start planning your trip today. Y’all Come – and see for yourself.

Historic Jefferson College

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Historic Jefferson College

Jefferson College, incorporated by an act of the first General Assembly of the Mississippi Territory in 1802, was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States and president of the American Philosophical Society. Territorial governor William C. C. Claiborne served as president of the college’s first Board of Trustees.

After years of initial financial difficulties, Jefferson College opened its doors on January 7, 1811, as a preparatory school, with fifteen students. Funds from Congress, the Legislature, and private citizens led the way to new prosperity, and by 1817 Jefferson College had become a full-fledged college; ten-year-old Jefferson Davis attended in 1818. By 1819 a new building, the East Wing, designed by prominent Natchez architect Levi Weeks, was complete.

In 1830 the college purchased the Methodist church building that had housed the 1817 Mississippi statehood convention, renovated it in 1832, and in 1839 completed construction of a new West Wing.

Historic Jefferson College

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Historic Jefferson College

Jefferson College, incorporated by an act of the first General Assembly of the Mississippi Territory in 1802, was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States and president of the American Philosophical Society. Territorial governor William C. C. Claiborne served as president of the college’s first Board of Trustees.

After years of initial financial difficulties, Jefferson College opened its doors on January 7, 1811, as a preparatory school, with fifteen students. Funds from Congress, the Legislature, and private citizens led the way to new prosperity, and by 1817 Jefferson College had become a full-fledged college; ten-year-old Jefferson Davis attended in 1818. By 1819 a new building, the East Wing, designed by prominent Natchez architect Levi Weeks, was complete.

In 1830 the college purchased the Methodist church building that had housed the 1817 Mississippi statehood convention, renovated it in 1832, and in 1839 completed construction of a new West Wing.

Emerald Mound

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Emerald Mound

emeraldmoundDesignated a National Historic Landmark, Emerald is one of the largest mounds in North America. Covering eight acres, Emerald Mound measures 770 by 435 feet at the base and is 35 feet high. The mound was built by depositing earth along the sides of a natural hill, thus reshaping it and creating an enormous artificial plateau. Two smaller mounds sit atop the expansive summit platform of the primary mound. The larger of the two, at the west end, measures 190 by 160 feet and is 30 feet high. Several additional smaller mounds were once located along the edges of the primary mound summit, but were destroyed in the 19th century by plowing and erosion. Emerald Mound, built and used during the Mississippian period between 1250 and 1600 A.D.,was a ceremonial center for the local population, which resided in outlying villages and hamlets. Its builders were ancestors of the Natchez Indians. By the late 1600s, the Natchez had abandoned Emerald and established their capital at the Grand Village some 12 miles to the southwest.

Emerald Mound Site, near Natchez Trace Parkway, is about 10 miles northeast of Natchez, Mississippi (milepost 10.3). Exit parkway at Rte. 553 intersection; follow signs to mound, about 1 mile. Open to the public daily, free of charge.

Emerald Mound

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Emerald Mound

emeraldmoundDesignated a National Historic Landmark, Emerald is one of the largest mounds in North America. Covering eight acres, Emerald Mound measures 770 by 435 feet at the base and is 35 feet high. The mound was built by depositing earth along the sides of a natural hill, thus reshaping it and creating an enormous artificial plateau. Two smaller mounds sit atop the expansive summit platform of the primary mound. The larger of the two, at the west end, measures 190 by 160 feet and is 30 feet high. Several additional smaller mounds were once located along the edges of the primary mound summit, but were destroyed in the 19th century by plowing and erosion. Emerald Mound, built and used during the Mississippian period between 1250 and 1600 A.D.,was a ceremonial center for the local population, which resided in outlying villages and hamlets. Its builders were ancestors of the Natchez Indians. By the late 1600s, the Natchez had abandoned Emerald and established their capital at the Grand Village some 12 miles to the southwest.

Emerald Mound Site, near Natchez Trace Parkway, is about 10 miles northeast of Natchez, Mississippi (milepost 10.3). Exit parkway at Rte. 553 intersection; follow signs to mound, about 1 mile. Open to the public daily, free of charge.

Natchez National Historical Park

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Natchez National Historical Park

natchezparkNatchez National Historical Park is located in Natchez, Mississippi, near the intersection of US 61 and US 65/84.

European settlement of Natchez began with a French trading post in 1714. Control passed to Spain in 1779 and to the United States in 1798. In the decades before the Civil War, Natchez became a commercial, cultural, and social center of the South’s “cotton belt.” The city today represents one of the best preserved concentrations of significant antebellum properties in the United States. Within the park are Melrose, an excellent example of a planter’s home, and the home of William Johnson, a free African-American businessman, whose diary tells the story of everyday life in antebellum Natchez.

Park visitors can enjoy guided tours of the Melrose mansion and self-guided tours of grounds. Walking tours and living history events are also scheduled throughout the year.

The Natchez Visitor Reception Center is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Melrose is open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Guided tours are offered on the hour from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The William Johnson House is open Thursday through Sunday from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Natchez National Historical Park

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Natchez National Historical Park

natchezparkNatchez National Historical Park is located in Natchez, Mississippi, near the intersection of US 61 and US 65/84.

European settlement of Natchez began with a French trading post in 1714. Control passed to Spain in 1779 and to the United States in 1798. In the decades before the Civil War, Natchez became a commercial, cultural, and social center of the South’s “cotton belt.” The city today represents one of the best preserved concentrations of significant antebellum properties in the United States. Within the park are Melrose, an excellent example of a planter’s home, and the home of William Johnson, a free African-American businessman, whose diary tells the story of everyday life in antebellum Natchez.

Park visitors can enjoy guided tours of the Melrose mansion and self-guided tours of grounds. Walking tours and living history events are also scheduled throughout the year.

The Natchez Visitor Reception Center is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Melrose is open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Guided tours are offered on the hour from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The William Johnson House is open Thursday through Sunday from 9:00am until 5:00pm.