Tupelo, an industrial city in northern Mississippi, is most famous as Elvis Presley's birthplace.
The King came from humble beginnings and his parents were so poor that his father was reduced to forgery in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. Jailed for three years, the family home was re-possessed, and in 1948, when Elvis was aged 13, the Presleys moved to Memphis.
Today the town has a four mile driving tour that takes in Elvis's first school and the shop where he bought his first guitar. His birthplace, a tiny two-room house that has been furnished to look as it did in 1935, can also be visited. Alongside is a museum filled with memorabilia collected by a Presley family friend.
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Situated within walking distance of the Elvis Presley Birthplace, the hotel offers a fitness room, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, a 24-hour business center, guest laundry facilities and all-day Pavilion Pantry convenience store.