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Elvis Birthplace plans expansion

Tupelo's most famous tourist attraction is planning an expansion.

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 5:40 PM
Updated: Aug 21, 2019 10:04 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo's most famous tourist attraction is planning an expansion.

According to Don Lewis, the city of Tupelo's chief of operations, the plan is to expand the parking lot, giving visitors the option to drive to the top, instead of having to walk.

The Overlook at the museum sits at the very top of the hill, and the land below it represents where Elvis would play as a child.

It offers visitors a pavilion and several benches to rest.

At the very top of The Overlook are statues of Elvis as a child and another of Elvis as a star.

According to Lewis, all the stairs going up to the area make it hard for people with disabilities or who are senior citizens.

Lewis said the $100,000-plus project is ready to begin any day now.

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