Home to over 260 animals, learn about exotic animals through interactive tours and exhibits.
Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo are located in Tupelo, Mississippi, just northwest of the regional airport. This is the largest zoo in the state and is home to over 260 animals. It boasts the most exotic animals East of the Mississippi River. This park began as a cattle ranch in 1997, and later they focused on bison. Since November 2001, the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo have officially opened. Guest can visit the park from April to November from 10 am to 5 pm. On Sundays, the park is open from 11 am to 4 pm. Visitors are encouraged to reserve a time to visit the park one week in advance. Reservations can be done online or over the phone. Once a date is reserved, fill out a form and pick the option that fits your needs. The park offers different packages, including a park and drive through, or park only, drive-through only, fee bucket, pony rides, birthdays parties, school trips, guided tours, and more.
All guests can experience a variety of exhibits. Each exhibit teaches about the history of buffalo and Native Americans, animals, and more. The exhibits include exotic animals, a petting zoo, giraffe barn, bird barn, reptiles, alligators, primates, and the Chickasaw Indian village. The park also features pony rides and a zipline. A playground and pavilions are ideal lunch areas. Please note that plastic lids and straws are not allowed in the park. Come and experience this amazing zoo the next time you're in Mississippi.