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Insider's Guide to Mississippi Hills

Within the hills of Northeast Mississippi, you'll find such cities as Tupelo, Columbus, Oxford and Starkville. Here is where history meets the modern world, especially along the sidewalks of the region's college campuses such as the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, the University of Mississippi in Oxford and Mississippi State University in Starkville.

The region is actually a National Heritage Area as deemed by the U.S. Congress and the President in 2009. Bounded approximately by Interstate 55 to the west and Highway 14 to the south, the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area represents a distinctive cultural landscape shaped by the convergence of Appalachian and Mississippi Delta cultures. This is seen by the musical and literary legends who grew up in the area such as Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and John Grisham.


Known as the birthplace of rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Miss., has made numerous enhancements to Elvis' Birthplace. Now the attraction offers a 125-seat indoor theater, a 75-seat mini amphitheater and an expanded picnic area.

The Elvis Presley Museum offers visitors tours through the singer’s childhood home and church, the latter which features high-tech audio/visual equipment that recreates an actual worship service from the early years of Elvis’ youth.


For writers, professionals and others looking for inspiration, they'll find it in Columbus as the city inspired the works of one of its most famous citizens, playwright and author Tennessee Williams.

The Trotter Convention Center is a 15,000-square-foot facility that can accommodate 1,600 people, theater style, and 100 8-foot-by-10-foot tradeshow booths.

The Plymouth Bluff Convention Center features an 11,700-square-foot conference building consisting of multipurpose conference rooms with audiovisual equipment, a 100-seat auditorium, an interpretive museum of cultural and natural history, and complete kitchen facilities.


Oxford is known for its plethora of museums, art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, antiques, crafts and cultural exhibits. As home of the University of Mississippi, or "Ole Miss," this college town blends good times with an intellectual atmosphere.

The Oxford Conference Center offers 25,00 square feet of bookable meeting space, 15,000 square feet of column free space, and up to 650 people, banquet style.


Starkville is home to the 134-year old Mississippi State University and also offers the inspiring experience of a college town.

The Hunter Henry Center, a 41,000-square-foot building located on MSU's campus, offers a ballroom, meeting rooms, two large boardrooms and outdoor spaces.

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3 Reasons To Book:

1. Major Universities
2. Big Fish In Small Pond
3. Blues & Barbecue


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