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“Lots to see”

Oren Dunn City Museum
Ranked #11 of 24 things to do in Tupelo
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Owner description: Housed in a 1937 dairy barn, Oren Dunn City Museum offers a unique view into our region's past. The museum's collection reflects the local and regional history of Tupelo and northeast Mississippi, focusing mainly on major milestones of agriculture, industry and local memorabilia. Examples include: the 1864 Civil War Battle of Harrisburg, the 1936 Tupelo Tornado, Hospital on the Hill, and a 1940's era model railroad of downtown Tupelo. In addition to the our permanent exhibits, Oren Dunn City Museum hosts seasonal exhibits, including but not limited to, the Annual Holiday Toy Exhibit in conjunction with the Lighting of the Museum and the Fossil Road Show & Geology Exhibit. We host two festivals each year: the Dudie Burger Festival, the first Saturday in May, and the Dogtrot Festival, the third Saturday in October. We host annual programs including Museum Summer Camp and Living History Days. Although the museum is closed on Saturdays, we provide special Saturday programming throughout the year. Check us out on the Oren Dunn City Museum Facebook page.
Lexington, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lots to see”
Reviewed 23 May 2012

We loved the admission price, which also included the very interesting Veterans Museum attached to the Oren Dunn Museum.
Staff was very friendly.

Visited May 2012
2 Thank CarolH175
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“really neat place to visit”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

I saw a brosure of this place when i was in tupelo and decided to stop and take a look. you cant beat the price ( $3.oo for adults.) There is also a vetereans museum behind the building thats free. out front there are a bunch of old buildings and trains. we spent quite a lot of time there and got our moneys worth. Everyone that worked there couldnt have been nicer.

Visited September 2011
4 Thank kathys1977
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batesville indiana
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Cluttered but interesting”
Reviewed 3 April 2008

This museum has a lot of items on a lot of subjects. It would benefit greatly from more organization. The outside displays are a collection of misc artifacts which would benefit from more identification. Having said this, my wife and I spent 75 minutes here, but we tend to look at and read everything.

This is a nice stop if you are in the area and have extra time. It is not a destination attraction.

3 Thank retiredtravel
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