OREN DUNN MUSEUM

Learn more about the stories from Tupelo's past.

ABOUT OREN DUNN CITY MUSEUM

Located in the beautiful Ballard Park, once the home of Rex and Nelle Reed, the staff at Oren Dunn City Museum invites you celebrate 40 years of Oren Dunn City Museum and the Tupelo story.  From 1984 through 2024, so much has happened and there are so many stories to share!  

From the time we were under a sea during the Mesozoic Era until dancing downtown on New Year’s Eve in 2020, the Oren Dunn City Museum provides those who come to visit with a glimpse into the varied stories that make up the All-America’s big story of community, growth, and unity.

Come, witness how the railroads built a community of subsistence farmers into a city that leads Mississippi in many ways. Return to the days of soda jerks, dough burgers, and, yes, the King of Rock n’ Roll by strolling through the ground and entering the halls of what once was a birthing barn for award-winning Jersey cattle.

Open from 8:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, the Oren Dunn City Museum hosts monthly events that delve deep into the stories of Tupelo with special speakers and even musical guests.

Located in the beautiful Ballard Park in west Tupelo, once the home of Rex and Nelle Reed, the Oren Dunn City Museum welcomes you.

MUSEUM INFORMATION

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

CONTACT INFO

  • Phone: 662-841-6438

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PHONE: 662-841-6440

ADDRESS: 655 Rutherford Road - Tupelo, Mississippi 38801 

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PARKS & AMENITIES

All parks are free and open to the public with the exception of certain events.

AYCOCK PARK

  • 5 Acres
  • Picnic Tables and Grills

BALLARD PARK

  • 153 Acres
  • 3 Acre Lake
  • 1 Gazebo
  • 2 Pavilions
  • 1 Stage
  • 3 Restroom Facilities
  • Skate Park
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • 2.75 Mile Trail
  • Cross Country Trail
  • Life Trail
  • Fitness System
  • 1 Maintenance Building
  • 20 Picnic Tables
  • 2 Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Oren Dunn Museum
  • Parks and Recreation Administration Office
  • 16 Lighted Multi-Purpose Fields
  • 1 Athletic Operation Center
  • 40-Capacity Storm Shelter

BASEBALL FIELDS AT BANKPLUS SPORTSPLEX

  • 9 Baseball Fields
  • Pavilion
  • Concession Stand
  • Picnic Area
  • 1.2 Mile Cross Country Course

BEL AIR GOLF COURSE

  • 72 Acres
  • 1 Nine Hole Golf Course
  • 1 Senior Recreation Facilities & Club House
  • 1 Maintenance Facility

BRISTOW PARK

  • .6 Acres
  • 1 Playground
  • 1 Swing Set
  • .15 Mile Trail

 BURT PARK

Small seating area

C.C. AUGUSTUS

  • .7 Acres
  • 85,000 Gallon Swimming Pool
  • 1 Recreation/Meeting Facility
  • Support Building for Pool

CHANDLER PARK

  • .5 Acres
  • 1 Playground
  • 1 Swing Set
  • .15 Mile Trail

EASTWOOD SOFTBALL COMPLEX

  • 35 Acres
  • 4 Softball Fields
  • 2 Concession Stands
  • 2 Covered Areas
  • Maintenance Shed

GATEWAY PARK

  • 3.3 Acres
  • 2 Water Features
  • 3 Pavilions
  • 1,780 Feet of Trail

GUMTREE PARK

  • 22 Acres
  • 8 Outdoor Courts
  • 2 Multi Purpose Fields
  • 1 Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Amphitheater
  • 1 Mile Walking Trail
  • 40 Capacity Storm Shelter

GUN CLUB PARK

  • 9 Acres
  • 1 Pavilion
  • Playground
  • 1 Mile Trail

HANCOCK PARK

  • 9.8 Acres
  • 3 Outdoor Courts
  • 1 Pavilion
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • .25 Mile Trail

HAVEN ACRES PARK

  • 1 Acre
  • 1 Pavilion
  • 1 Playgound
  • .15 Mile Trail
  • 40 Capacity Storm Shelter

DOT COOPER KELLY PARK AT LEE ACRES

  • 4 Acres
  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • 12 Pickleball Courts 
  • 1 Playground
  • 1 Recreation Facility
  • 1 Pavilion
  • FEMA 1,100 Capacity Storm Shelter

OLD MILL TOWN PARK

  • 1.2 Acres
  • 2 Outdoor Courts
  • 1 Playground
  • .125 Mile Trail

ROB LEAKE CITY PARK

  • 34 Acres
  • 17 Lighted Tennis Courts
  • 1 Outdoor Basketball Court
  • 2 Lighted Ball Fields
  • Pro Shop
  • 2 Pavilions
  • 1 Restroom Facility
  • 1 Playground
  • .5 Mile Trail
  • 1 Recreation/Metting Facility
  • Splash Pad
  • 40 Capacity Strom Shelter

ROBBINS FIELD

  • 9 Acres
  • Playground equipment
  • .25 Mile Trail

THERON NICHOLS PARK

  • 35 Acres
  • 3 Lighted Ball Fields
  • 6 Picnic Sites
  • 1 Restroom Facility
  • 1 Playgroud
  • .25 Mile Trail
  • 1 Concession Stand/Pressbox
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Splash Pad
  • FEMA 1,100 Capacity Storm Shelter

TUPELO BARK PARK

  • 1 Acre
  • Large Dog Play Area
  • Small Dog Play Area
  • Converted Entry Way with Benches
  • Picinic Tables
  • Watering Station
  • 2.5 Mile Music Bend Trail

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

  • 206 Acres
  • Tupelo Aquatic Center
  • 3 Pavilions
  • 1 Restroom Facility
  • 1 Playground
  • .5 Mile Trail
  • Life Trail Fitness System
  • 3 Disc Golf Courses
  • 4 Field Softball Complex with Support Facilities
  • Splashpad
  • Veterans Memorial
  • F105 Static Display
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • 40 Capacity Storm Shelter