Have you ever wanted to go on a safari? In Tupelo, you can – without even leaving the comfort of your car. The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo invites guests to drive through their animal exhibits housing more than 260 critters, including buffaloes, zebras, yaks, Capuchin monkeys and giraffes. You can even feed the curious animals from your car window. Guided tours are also available in the park’s Monster Bison Bus and the breezy Open-Air Trolley.
Pet pygmy goats, sheep and potbellied pigs in the Petting Zoo, and or visit the Reptile Exhibit to meet Ricardo the Burmese python (one of the five largest snake species in the world!) and come face to face with Mississippi’s state reptile, the American alligator.
Animal feed costs $3 per bag. Be sure to check the park’s website, tupelobuffalopark.com, before you go for updates on current hours and seasonal events, such as the October pumpkin patch, hayrides, horseback-guided trail rides and pony rides for children.