The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo

Tupelo, MS

Where are we going?

The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo
1664 Coley Rd
MS 38826

662 844 8709

What is there to do?

There are over 260 animals waiting to make friends with you at The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo, so what are you waiting for!

The world of animals comes to Mississippi, so you don't have to even leave the state to be meeting yaks from Central Asia, or Kangaroos from Down Under!

There are so many amazing animals at The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo, it's a great learning experience for the kids to not only learn about the animals themselves, but about nature, and of course - conservation.

Kids - have you ever seen a bison up close? If you look at them in herds, you might just be transported back to the Wild West across those great plains! There are HUGE water buffalo, and those unusual yaks waiting to say hi!

The zoo has those scaly creatures we KNOW you love, including pythons and lizards, and even the more unusual - but just as playful - capuchin!

If you love monkeys, you are in luck because you can meet a host of different species including the tamarin, marmoset, and howler. If you love those impressive majestic animals, those tigers and giraffes are right there too.

You might even come across some animals you've never heard of before - coati anyone?

For those little ones who love some hands-on fun, there is a petting zoo that has a host of different domestic animals that you can feed and pet, from the donkey, to pot bellied pigs and sheep.  

Did you know that you can jump on the Monster Bison Bus and be driven right to those incredible animals, from the camel, zebras, and of course the bison? There is also an Open-Air Trolley with a great tour guide to teach you some more fun facts, and pony rides or guided trail rides for those kids under 60lbs.

Phew! We told you there was animal fun to be had, but did you think there would be THAT much at The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo?

We better get going then!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $11. Some activities extra

Children: Same as adult

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Just speak to staff if you have any questions about accessibility!


When can we go?

9am - 4pm Mon - Sat / 11am - 4pm Sun. Weather permitting

Open year round. Closed Christmas Day


Any top tips?

Make sure you check out the additional costs before hand so you can budget, including $10 for the drive thru, $12.50 trail rides and $3 bison tour.

I’m Hungry!

The Snack Shack is great for hot dogs, nachos, sandwiches and drinks - it's not just the animals that have to eat, after all! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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