Clarion Inn & Summit Center
Travel Blogs from Tupelo
... cool hearing other SEC schools rooting for us. I’m not so sure that would have happened in the Big 12.
After eating they gave us a tour of the town square, took fun pictures, and topped it off with frozen yogurt. Thanks so much Midge and Keith for showing us around!
When we heard about the tornado in Tupelo a few weeks ago, I had called the hotel to see if they were open, and they said they were. But just barely! We were astonished as we arrived there - the tornado destruction was only a few blocks away. Terrible ...
... and not what we’d expected. The museum wasn’t open, but we wandered around the grounds, reading the signs and looking at the statues to commemorate the king. It was quite nice to see where he’d come from, and compare that with where he’d ended up, as we visited Graceland on our trip to Memphis. The two buildings – and the lifestyles they suggested – could not have been more different. It was also shocking and fascinating to ...
... during peak seasons. Most of the time we went miles before seeing other human life. There were many stops along the way so I'll only provide highlights.
Cypress Swamp (mile 122) - a trail around the swamp. Water so still you could see the reflections of the trees as if the swamp was a mirror.
Old Trace (mile 198) - remnants of the trace showing how narrow and isolated the trail could be. Imagine traveling ...
... they endured, as well as memorabilia of Elvis and his life in Tupelo. The gift shop sells every possible Elvis souvenir you could imagine.
- Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel. Dedicated in 1979 and funded by Elvis fan clubs worldwide; as such, it's something Elvis personally would greatly have treasured. A simple quiet place ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet