Booneville /ˈbuːnvɪl/ is the county seat of Prentiss County, Mississippi. Booneville was incorporated in 1861 and named after R.H. Boone, a relative of Daniel Boone. The population was 8,743 at the 2010 census. It is one of 21 certified Mississippi retirement cities.
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4 based on 29 reviews
Not what we expected, while interesting and we learned some interesting facts of this battle at Brice Crossroads and Nathan Bedford Forrest, it wasn't really what I expected. You drive down and follow an area marked by signs leading to various historical markers, you stop and read the marker and move on to the next. The Cemetery is sad, looked to have been heavily vandalized with many grave stones overturned. Be careful walking around the Cemetery, there are several, I counted 5, large fire ant mounds all through the Cemetery and one of the last stops, we couldn't get out of the car because of some dogs from the house next door went after us, barking and running towards us and such. We cut the visit short and went back to Tupelo.
4.5 based on 271 reviews
With a tour group on the day after Shiloh. Reminds you of the reason for Shiloh to start with, and highlights often forgotten hardships in small towns long after the nearby battles were over. Be sure to get a detailed explanation of the beautiful courtyard fountain, it has special significance in that war. Our park ranger guide, Tom Parsons, was awesome!
4 based on 92 reviews
My wife and I ran into Tishomingo State Park by accident. Our original game plan was to visit Shiloh National Battlefield, then drive to Tupelo, Mississippi, to see Elvis Presley's birthplace before heading for Oxford and on to Vicksburg and Natchez. But a park ranger at Shiloh recommended a stop at Tishomingo State Park. "It's a bit out of the way but it's worth it," he said. He was right. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, some 45 miles northeast of Tupelo, Tishomingo State Park is 1,530 acres of gorgeous geography that includes massive rock formations, cliffs, valleys and sandstone outcroppings. It reminds of the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. Established in 1935, the major feature of the park is Bear Creek Canyon with some of the most picturesque and rugged scenery in the state. Activities in the park include rock climbing, canoeing, fishing and biking. It sits at Milepost 304 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, a historic and scenic road from Nashville to Natchez that should be a part of everyone's trip to Tishomingo State Park. The park is named for one of the last great Chickasaw leaders, Chief Tishu Miko, who was born near here around 1735. The park's importance to Native American history extends even beyond the historical Chickasaw Nation. Archaeological excavations confirm the presence of Paleo Indians in the area as early as 7,000 BC. Today, the park offers visitors seven hiking trails that range in length from 3/4 to three miles. The trails feature beautiful scenery, including natural springs, waterfalls, rocky creeks and streams, cliffs, rock walls and huge outcrops. Three golf courses are available and an Olympic-sized swimming poll is open during late spring and summer. The park also provides a number of lodging options, including furnished cabins, tent campsites and full RV hookups. The park's nature center offers displays of Tishomingo County heritage, nature, art, animals, arrowheads and war memorabilia.
5 based on 476 reviews
This museum is incredible. I love old cars, and was not disappointed. There are cars dating from the early 1900's, and many rare and classic cars to view. The place is very clean and well-maintained, and the staff are exceptionally friendly and courteous. I'd definitely return if I was back in the area!
4 based on 11 reviews
I purchased a family membership in March 2014 and can't believe i waited this long. Interesting course layout with plenty of sand and water - that rewards risk taking. Great people and members - if you want a snooty country club for social networking, this isn't it. But, if you want to have fun in regular tourneys with nice people, then join. Total cost is not more than taking my kids golfing twice a month.
5 based on 32 reviews
We toured the plant where our motor coach was produced. You get to go on the production floor among the workers and see every detail of a coach being built. Head phones are provided you can hear the tour guide as it is very noisy on the floor. There are finished coaches you can go through.
5 based on 22 reviews
I biked the length of this trail, from New Albany to Houston. It's got great amenities and more are being added (both by local governments and the private sector), including places to stay. I admit I didn't expect to find 2 40+-mile trails in Mississippi, and I wouldn't miss this one. One thing that could make it better would be signposted bike-friendly road routes to Tupelo, Oxford and the Natchez Trace. And don't forget the signs pointing us out-of-towners to ice cream and other places to stop and spend some money!
4.5 based on 26 reviews
My son, grandson and I visited on a cold and drizzly day. When we arrived we found a gentleman there to great us who was just full of helpful information. We were on a family history exploration trip and he was able to point us to where we could find family graves.
Will return on an future trip for more exploration.
4 based on 38 reviews
Serving as the hub of historical information for the area, the Crossroads Museum invites visitors to view its permanent exhibits dealing with Civil War, Railroad, Aviation, Business/Industry and Pre-History/Archeology. Spend time in the adjacent galleries which offer special rotating exhibits. The Museum also offers a gift shop and the Margaret Greene Rogers Research Library.
"The Crossroads Museum is at 221 N. Fillmore St in Corinth. The street signs in Corinth are not easy to find at all intersections, so just put this address into your GPS and let it take you there.
It is a small museum, but worth your time. There is a small fee, but for a local museum, it was a reasonable price. Although you probably aren't supposed to get out near the tracks, the trains run right beside the museum in all four directions. So if you happen to go around the fence to get a picture of this most import railroad intersection in the South, then be extra careful because the trains do not even slow down when they come by and the ones we saw while there were roaring through town and shook the Museum as they went by just a few yards from the Museum.
Because this is a local museum, their gift shop also has local handmade gifts as well as some artifacts found on farms in the area as the whole area of Corinth and Northeastern Mississippi, for that matter, was a battlefield all the way into Tennessee.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
This 444-mile parkway follows a Native American footpath from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN.
We were able to travel only the portion from the Alabama/Tennessee border toward Nashville. Beautiful, Peaceful & Historic! So many places to stop, so many historic sites.
Here are some things to know:
---The speed limit is 50 miles/hour
---Two way traffic
---Excellent, Paved road
---Sign posts 1/2 mile before interest point
---Trails, waterfalls, historic sites throughout
---Lots of access/departure spots to access main roads
---Gas, lodging, restaurants require departing the parkway
---Under National Park Service supervision
---Public bathrooms, picnic tables along the route
This Parkway is sooooo impressive, we plan to come back for a multi-day trip!
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