The Tupelo Automobile Museum in Mississippi
The Tupelo Automobile Museum (www.tupeloautomuseum.com) in Mississippi is a great family day trip. It is especially suited for children ages 6 and up.
My daughter is three and was a little bored, but did enjoy picking out a Hot Wheels in the gift shop. Entrance was a little pricey at $10 per adult and $5 per child (5-12). However, appropriately, AAA members get a $2 discount.
With 120,000 square feet of floor space and over $6 million in automobiles to explore, we were happy to spend our Saturday morning at the museum. Our family’s favorite section of the museum is the antique cars, but there is so much to look at that it was a really tough decision.
There were many celebrity cars, including Elvis’ esteemed Lincoln. One car that left us dreaming was the Dodge Viper that had never been driven and is reported to hit 180 MPH. We could not imagine driving that fast. It was also fun to view the open restoration bays.
Not quite as fun was dragging my son away from the Back to the Future car and Liberace’s car. I have to say that the boy has excellent taste!
After spending the morning at the Tupelo Automobile Museum, we like to have lunch at Bishop’s BBQ Grill in Saltillo, just 8 miles north on US-45. It’s a great kid-friendly restaurant with good food and ambiance. The owner, Ronnie, is awesome, and the staff is so friendly. Don’t forget to try the Gator Taters featured in all the commercials!