Holly Springs Travel Guide
Situated in the northern central area of Mississippi state, Holly Springs is a small town that has made a name for itself restoring its many old, attractive buildings, known as antebellum homes. Visitors here can do walking tours of the many old buildings, while the area is also notable for the stunning natural beauty of its lakes and parkland.
With its many well preserved public buildings, homes and churches, Holly Springs is a haven for travelers with nostalgia for America’s past. Tours of the historic town are available, including time travel tours which see locals dressed in authentic traditional costume playing well-known public figures from the town. A glass of classic lemonade is included to help cool down in what is one of the hottest parts of Mississippi.
If all this history doesn’t appeal, Holly Springs can offer outdoor activities including golf and swimming at nearby Wall Doxey State Park or Chewella Lake. The town is also home to the increasingly popular Graceland Too, an unofficial second home of Elvis Presley featuring a huge array of memorabilia, all of which is organized by the self-confessed largest fan of ‘the King,’ local resident Paul Macleod.
Philips Grocery: a well-known stop on the Holly Springs historical tour, this old building was originally a saloon but is now a diner serving up the best burgers in the town.
Fitch Farms Galena Plantation: a huge game reserve with horse trail riding and accommodation for tourists.
Wall Doxey State Park: a wildlife area with an immaculate spring-fed lake, hiking, fishing and camping grounds among numerous other amenities.
Graceland Too: is a museum run by a huge Elvis Presley fan that claims to house 10 million items related to the king of rock and roll.