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So What Are You Waiting For? Everything you want to know about places, people and good times to be had in DeSoto County, you’ll f ind at the DeSoto County Tourism Visitor Center. Easily accessible from Interstate 55, the Visitor Center is located at exit 287 Church Road in Southaven, Mississippi. Exit and follow Church Road west to Pepper Chase Drive then turn left. The Visitor Center is located on the left near Interstate 55 at 4716 Pepper Chase Drive.


Hernando Anderson’s Pottery


Handmade stoneware pottery is thrown on a potter’s wheel and glazes are mixed by hand. Each piece is dishwasher safe, nontoxic, oven proof and can be used in the microwave. 2701 Scott Road · 662-429-7922 Call for appointment

Baptist Industrial College

A T T R A C T I O N S DeSoto County is so fascinating and fun-f illed, your most memorable moments begin the moment you arrive. Historical attractions, outdoor recreation, sports, music, so much to see, so much to much to enjoy. You choose the pace; we’ll supply the rhythm.

Founded in 1900 by the North Mississippi Baptist Educational Convention, the college was the first school in DeSoto County to offer instruction through grade twelve to African Americans and one of the earliest private schools for African Americans in north Mississippi. The school closed in 1960. West End District of Hernando 662-429-8852

Cedar Hill Farm

This unique farm is open year-round for agricultural field trips, paintball, petting zoo, pony rides, beautiful picnic areas and a snack bar open seasonally to the public. Yearly events include Easter egg hunt, strawberry, blackberry and vegetable picking, fireworks, hayrides, a corn maize, “Trail of Terror,” pumpkin picking, choose and cut your own Christmas tree and breakfast with Santa. 008 Love Road · 662-429-2540

DeSoto Arts Council Gallery & Gardens

The DeSoto Arts Council serves as the countywide home for the arts with space for exhibitions, classes, meeting and special events with local artisans’ work. Be sure and visit our gift shop. Check the website for a schedule of events and workshops. 564 West Commerce Street · 662-404-3361 Open Wednesday - Saturday 10am-5pm



DeSoto County Museum

DeSoto County Confederate Monument

Mississippi’s second oldest Confederate monument was erected in 1875, shortly after the Civil War and is dedicated to those who died for the Confederate States. Hernando Memorial Cemetery has the largest number of Confederate graves in DeSoto County with 100 marked graves and a mass grave for 60 soldiers. Old Hernando Memorial Cemetery 2846 Magnolia Drive · 662-429-8852 Open year round from dawn to dusk

DeSoto County Courthouse

The anchor of the square, the Courthouse was built in 1942 after the previous French Castle courthouse burned in 1940. Learn the history of famed Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who explored this area in 1541 and 1542, through the four spectacular oil murals displayed in the rotunda that depict DeSoto’s discovery of the Mississippi River. 2535 Hwy 51 South · 662-429-5011 Open Monday–Friday 8am-5pm

DeSoto County Genealogical Society Library

This extensive library is available to visitors Monday through Wednesday from 10am to 2pm and Thursday and Friday by appointment only. Referral to local researchers for private research is also available. 3260 Hwy 51 South · 662-429-1310 · [email protected]

Explore the history of DeSoto County from the early Native Americans who once lived in the area through Civil War battles that affected DeSoto County. The museum provides education programs, as well as modern day information on all the cities in DeSoto County, including celebrities from the area such as John Grisham and Jerry Lee Lewis. Browse the 1840’s restored log cabin. Free Admission. 111 East Commerce Street · 662-429-8852 Open Tuesday–Saturday 10am-5pm

DeSoto County Welcome Center

A great place to find out about current events, activities and to pick up brochures and guides about all of the interesting and exciting destinations in DeSoto County and Mississippi. The Welcome Center staff stands ready to answer any questions and help make lodging reservations. Wireless internet connections are available. Interstate 55 South · 662-429-9969 Open seven days a week 8am-5pm

Gus Cannon Gravesite

Born in 1874, Gus Cannon was a banjo player who “played the jug.” He wrote and first recorded the song, “Walk Right In,” which became a number one hit for the Greenwich Village folk group, the Rooftop Singers in 1963. Oak Grove M.B. Church Cemetery 2451 Hwy 51 South · 662-393-8770 Open year round ·

Joseph Eckles Stoneware

Custom created hand-thrown and wheelthrown dinnerware and decorative pieces. Each piece of pottery is a unique work of art and is dishwasher safe and microwaveable. 2650 Scott Road · 662-429-1621 Call for appointment


Mid-South Dressage Academy

The academy offers riding lessons and dressage instruction. Students earn lessons by attending Academy “Horsin’ Around” classes and volunteering at MDA events, developing a riding foundation. In addition, they host several annual events such as Easter Eggstravaganza and Spooktacular. Clifton Farms 6303 Robertson Gin Road 662-449-0968

“Beale Town Bound” Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

Honors musicians Gus Cannon, Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson. Gus Cannon was born in Red Banks, MS and buried in Hernando. Gus was a banjo player who also “played the jug.” He wrote and first recorded the song, “Walk Right In,” which became a number one hit in 1963 for the Greenwich Village folk group, the Rooftop Singers. Blues artists Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson were Hernando natives. 400 West Park Street · 662-393-8770 Open year round or

Springhill Cemetery

DeSoto County’s oldest cemetery, established in 1836. By the time of the last major yellow fever outbreak in 1878, there were hundreds of graves, many or most unmarked today. Only six monuments date after 1900. A historical reenactment of people buried in the cemetery takes place each October. Check the website for additional information. NW corner Oak Grove Road and Robertson Gin Road · 662-429-8852 Open year round


Horn Lake American Contract Bridge League Museum

Located inside the American Contract Bridge League’s headquarters, this stateof-the-art, interactive museum is home to the world’s largest collection of bridge memorabilia, trophies, videos and other artifacts related to the game of bridge. The museum also contains the ACBL Hall of Fame as well as the Albert H. Morehead Memorial Library. A must see for all bridge playing enthusiasts. Free admission. 6575 Windchase Blvd · 662-253-3100 Monday-Friday 10am-3pm ·

Big Walter Horton Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

Big Walter Horton, also known as Walter “Shakey Horton” was born in Horn Lake, moved to Memphis as a child and then to Chicago where he first appeared on the blues scene in the late 1950’s. A quiet, unassuming and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as one of the most influential harmonica players in blues history. His career encompassed playing blues joints in the Mississippi Delta during the 1920’s and 30’s, to recording with groups like Fleetwood Mac and Johnny Winter in the 1970’s. East Center Street · 662-393-8770 Open year round or

Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Honeymoon Cottage

Elvis and Priscilla spent their honeymoon in this cottage when it was part of the Circle G Ranch Elvis owned. The home is not open for tours, but is a popular site for visitors. 5921 Goodman Road West 662-393-9897 ·


Latimer Lakes Park

The 120-acre park features a nature walking trail, four lighted tennis courts, nine baseball fields, two soccer fields, two football fields, three lakes, as 20-hole disc golf course, a playground complete with Astro Turf and outdoor skating. The bowltype skating park, built for skateboards, bicycles and inline skates, covers a halfacre site and features ramps and slide rails. 5633 Tulane Road · 662-342-3469 Open seven days a week 7am-9pm

S & H Small Engines and FunZone

At FunZone you will find batting cages, mini-golf and go-karts. 5811 Hwy 51 North · 662-393-4514 Call for hours of operation

Skate Odyssey Roller Skating Rink

4560 Goodman Road · 662-253-0061 Check our website for times and special events. Closed Monday and Wednesday

Nesbit Jerry Lee Lewis Home

The “Killer’s” home is referred to as “The Lewis Ranch”. The home is a red brick ranch house surrounded by a large brick and board wall. Even though it is not open for tours, passers-by enjoy snapping photos of the entertainer’s famous piano gates. 1595 Malone Road · 662-393-8770 or

Joe Callicott Mississippi Blues Trail Marker and Gravesite

Born in October 1899 Joe Callicott was a Nesbit native who spent his whole life in the area south of Memphis and is regarded as one of Mississippi’s finest early bluesmen. His chief musical associate was Garfield Akers and it was as Akers’ second guitarist that he first recorded in 1929. He recorded some final sessions for the blues documentarian George Mitchell in the late 60’s and served as mentor to Nesbit guitarist Kenny Brown. Mount Olive C.M.E. Church Cemetery 1919 Getwell Road · 662-393-8770 Open year round or

Merry Christmas Tree Farm

Take a ride into the number one tree farm in the Mid-South during November and December and pick out your favorite Christmas tree. Christmas gift shop open mid-November. 1890 Getwell Road North · 662-429-9462 Open Thanksgiving Day at 2pm, then open seven days a week 9am-6pm

Nesbit Blueberry Plantation

Pick your own blueberries! Open midJune through the end of the season. Please call for picking times or check 690 Bankston Road · 662-429-3778 Closed Sunday and Monday


Oli ve Branch Arts in the Alley

Free outdoor Art Gallery, located in the alley between the Chamber of Commerce and CLM Insurance, sponsored by the Olive Branch Arts Council. Olive Branch Old Town, Pigeon Roost Road 901-619-0261 or 662-404-2787 Open year round ·

Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery

Brussel’s Bonsai is the largest importer and grower of fine bonsai in the United States with over 180,000 square feet of greenhouse space. 8125 Center Hill Road · 800-582-2593 Open Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm; Closed holidays

Mid-South Ice House

A year-round indoor NHL size ice rink offering figure skating, ice hockey, public skating, lessons, birthday parties and more.   10705 Ridgeway Industrial Road 901-881-8544 · Call for hours

Olive Branch City Park

The 135-acre park features two-miles of walking trails with exercise stations, half-mile nature trail, five lighted tennis courts, eight baseball fields, six softball fields, three lakes (one with a pier), a playground, eight-lane track, an amphitheater and two picnic pavilions. 8267 Goodman Road · 662-893-5219 Open seven days a week 6am-11pm 8

Olive Branch Old Towne Main Street

Located between Hwy 305, Old Hwy 78 and Goodman Road, Old Towne is a major center for gifts, collectibles and antiques. Enjoy the self-guided Historic Walking Trail or any of the outdoor concerts and events. Check website for schedule of events. 9207 Goodman Road · 662-893-0888

Painted Pigeon Gallery & Gifts

Located in Old Towne, the Painted Pigeon Gallery sells art by local artists at reasonable prices. Items include paintings, handmade decorations, photography and more. Join us Thursday evenings from 5pm-8pm, for a free wine and cheese mixer, featuring local artists. 9144 Pigeon Roost Road 901-517-2396 Open Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-4pm

Skate Odyssey Roller Skating Rink

7417 Hacks Cross Road · 662-893-2187 Check our website for times and special events. Closed Wednesday

Wesson House

The Wesson House, built in 1875 by Olive Branch’s first Mayor Ben Wesson, is located on the southwest corner of the Pigeon Roost & Goodman Road intersection. It is one of only three dedicated Mississippi Landmarks in Desoto County. Each December, the Wesson House holds a Christmas Open House open to the public. 9133 Goodman Road · 662-893-5219 8

Southaven Arena at Southaven

The 85,000 square foot multi-purpose arena has been the host to a variety of events such as the Crystal Ball, flea markets, expos, trade shows and more. 7360 Hwy 61 · 662-890-7275

DeSoto County Visitors Center

Need to know where to stay, what to eat or need directions to one of our many attractions? Come see us at the Visitors Center for information on the latest happenings in our county. Conveniently located at I-55 and Church Road, the Visitors Center hours are Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-4pm. 4716 Pepper Chase Drive 662-393-8770 ·

Edmondson Cemetery

West of I-55, Edmondson Cemetery, founded 1844, rests on a tree shaded hilltop. Graves include those of early settlers in this area, Indian traders, politicians and Civil War veterans. 782 Stateline Road · 662-393-8770 Open year round ·

Landers Center

Home of the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Mississippi RiverKings. This multi-facet facility hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year including great headliner concerts, conferences and meetings, sporting events and the Mid-South Fair. Check the calendar of events to see what is currently happening. 4560 Venture Drive · 662-280-9120 or 888-280-9120 ·

LANDERS Center Theatre

DeSoto Family Theatre (DFT) presents family productions throughout the year at the Landers Center Theatre, which is adjacent to the Landers Center. Shows like the Sound of Music, The Diary of Anne Frank and Annie are just a few. In addition, DFT conducts summer theatre camps and performance classes. 4560 Venture Drive · 662-280-6546

Malco DeSoto Cinema 16 7130 Malco Boulevard · 662-349-6601 Open seven days a week; call for showtimes

Snowden Grove Amphitheater

This outdoor venue has hosted acts such as ZZ Top, The White Stripes, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews Band, Brad Paisley and Willie Nelson. Fixed seating for 4,000 with additional capacity for up to 7,000 on the lawn. Call for showtimes. 6285 Snowden Lane · 662-892-2660

Snowden Grove Park This 17-field “baseball only” facility plays host to numerous World Series and National Events because of its many amenities and locale. Southaven’s Field of Dreams is a mini-complex that provides opportunities for mentally and physically challenged youth and adults to play baseball. 6208 Getwell Road · 662-890-7275 Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm Saturday and Sunday call for hours

Southaven Parks & Recreation Sports Center Located in Snowden Grove Park, kids of all ages can enjoy indoor batting practice, soccer practice, putt-putt golf, arcade games and a snack bar. 3335 Pine Tar Alley · 662-890-7275 Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm 99


Southaven Performing Arts Center

This center hosts local theatre productions on a full-size performance stage in addition to pageants, revues, meetings and conventions. Auditorium seating capacity is 500 with a 4,000 sq. ft. gymnasium. 2101 Colonial Hills Drive · 662-393-5005 Call for more information

Southaven Skate Park

Serves as a park for skateboards and as an inline hockey rink. Rasco Road and Hwy 51 662-890-7275 ·

Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson

This is the 2nd Harley-Davidson dealership in the United States to achieve LEED Certification and only the 8th building of any type in the State of Mississippi to do so. In addition to motorcycle sales, this 54,000-square-foot attraction features a huge outdoor patio with a concert stage beneath the water tower, an exact replica of the original Harley-Davidson “shed” from 1903 and gift shop. There is a large meeting room for special events or corporate meetings. 4870 Venture Drive · 662-349-1099 Call for hours

Strike Zone Bowling Lanes

3330 Pine Tar Alley · 662-893-0530 Open seven days a week; call for hours


Walls Hernando DeSoto River Park

Situated right on the banks of the river just north of Lake Cormorant, the 41-acre DeSoto County River Park, (formerly Bass Landing), is DeSoto County’s only public access to the Mississippi River. North of Lake Cormorant · 662-489-9708 Open year round ·

Indian Burial Mounds

In Walls, you will find a parking area available on top of the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River basin known as the Delta. Close by, just yards off the road, are two ancient Indian Burial Mounds believed to be sacred monuments to the dead. Corner of Norfolk Road and Thomas Road 662-393-8770 · Open year round

Memphis Minnie Mississippi Blues Trail Marker and Gravesite Memphis Minnie, born Lizzie “Kid” Douglas in 1897, is considered by many to be the best female blues singer of all time. She received her first guitar in 1905 as a Christmas present and was among the first twenty performers inducted to the Hall of Fame at the inaugural W.C. Handy Awards in 1980. New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery 7564 Norfolk Road · 662-393-8770 Open year round ·


HERNANDO hot e ls Days Inn Hernando CHARMING!

943 East Commerce Street 662-429-0000 · 888-440-2021

Hampton Inn

McIngvale Road East To be completed Fall 2013

Super 8 Hernando


2425 Slones Way 662-429-5334 · 800-800-8000

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Magnolia Grove Bed & Breakfast

all of DeSoto County’s gracious and top-quality lodgings. Choose a beautiful bed and breakfast, or stay at any of our other f ine accommodations. So welcoming, so charming, you’ll never want to leave!

140 East Commerce Street 662-429-2626 · 866-404-2626

Meadow View Farm Bed & Breakfast 3501 Hwy 305 South 901-289-4677

Sassafras Inn Bed & Breakfast

785 Hwy 51 South 662-429-5864 · 800-882-1897

Horn lake hot e ls Best Western Plus Goodman Inn & Suites

6910 Windchase Drive 662-510-6999 · 800-528-1234

Comfort Inn

801 DeSoto Cove 662-349-3493· 877-424-6423 11 11

Drury Inn & Suites South

735 Goodman Road 662-349-6622 · 866-575-8567 PropertyHotelServices. aspx?Property=0106

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

6868 Interstate Boulevard 662-536-1288 · 877-424-6423

hot e ls Best Western Plus Olive Branch Hotel & Suites 10915 Business Center Drive 662-892-2680 · 800-528-1234 olivebranchhotelandsuites

La Quinta Inn & Suites

Candlewood Suites

721 Southwest Drive 662-510-6500 · 800-642-4271

7448 Craft Goodman Road 662-890-7491 · 877-660-8543

Motel 6

Comfort Inn

701 Southwest Drive 662-349-4439 · 800-466-8356

Ramada Limited Horn Lake

6851 Interstate Boulevard 662-349-0070 · 800-272-6232

Sleep Inn

708 DeSoto Cove 662-349-2773 · 877-424-6423

NESBIT b e d & b r e a k fast Bonne Terre Country Inn & Cafe

4715 Church Road West 662-781-5100 ·


Olive branch

7049 Enterprise Drive 662-895-0456 · 877-424-6423

Comfort Suites

6921 Parkwood Drive 662-892-4445 · 877-424-6423 branch-mississippi-ms172

Fairf ield Inn & Suites

7044 Hacks Cross Road 662-892-4469 · 800-228-2800

Hampton Inn Olive Branch

6830 Crumpler Boulevard 662-893-7600 · 800-426-7866


Holiday Inn Express

Courtyard by Marriott

Magnolia Inn & Suites

Days Inn

Super 8 Olive Branch

Fairf ield Inn & Suites by Marriot

8900 Expressway Drive 662-893-8700 · 800-315-2621 6935 West Hamilton Circle 662-895-4545 11064 Business Center Drive 662-893-8930 · 800-800-8000

Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center 7300 Hacks Cross Road 662-895-2941 · 866-851-0393

b e d & b r e a k fasts Andover Plantation Bed & Breakfast 9503 Bethel Road 662-893-1454

Brigadoon Farms

350 Hwy 305 662-895-3098

The Fountain South Inn Bed & Breakfast and Event Hall 6769 Morell Cove 901-413-7771

southaven hot e ls Budget Inn

8938 Assembly Drive 662-280-0408

Comfort Suites

7075 Moore Drive 662-349-0100 · 877-424-6423

7225 Sleepy Hollow Drive 662-996-1480 · 800-971-4765 8792 Hamilton Road 662-342-5847 · 888-440-2021 7149 Sleepy Hollow Drive 662-349-6640 · 800-228-2800

Hampton Inn

390 Goodman Road 662-349-8855 · 800-426-7866

Hilton Garden Inn Memphis/ Southaven

6671 Towne Center Loop 662-349-0277 · 877-782-9444

Holiday Inn Express

340 Stateline Road West 662-393-2881 · 800-315-2621

Holiday Inn Southaven

280 Marathon Way 662-349-0444 · 888-465-4329

Home2 Suites

Located in the Southaven Towne Center To be completed Fall 2013

Key West Inn

5115 Pepper Chase Drive 662-280-8826 · 800-833-0555

Magnolia Inn & Suites

5069 Pepper Chase Drive 662-280-5555 · 866-280-8003

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Quality Inn

8840 Hamilton Road South 662-342-8222 · 877-424-6423

Residence Inn by Marriott

7165 Sleepy Hollow Drive 662-996-1500 · 800-971-4738

Southern Inn & Suites

8945 Hamilton Road 662-393-4174

Super 8 Southaven

8734 Hamilton Road 662-796-0018 · 800-800-8000

Travelers Inn & Suites

2101 Stateline Road West 662-393-7800

CAMPING Dub Patton Campground and South Abutment Recreation Area Arkabutla Lake 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road Hernando, MS · 662-562-6261 Camping Reservations 877-444-6777

EZ Daze RV Park

536 WE Ross Parkway · Southaven, MS 662-342-7720 · 877-377-9577

Hernando Point Campground Arkabutla Lake

Hernando, MS · 662-562-6261 Camping Reservations 877-444-6777

Memphis Jellystone Park

1400 Audubon Point Drive Horn Lake, MS 662-280-8282 · 888-305-4678

Southaven RV Park

270 West Stateline Road · Southaven, MS 662-393-8585 ·




EVE N T S So festive. So exciting. DeSoto County’s great events keep the fun and energy f lowing all year. Pro hockey and youth sports, plus a year-round schedule of delightful local festivals, means everybody’s always having a ball in DeSoto County.

Cedar Hill Farm Easter Egg Hunt 008 Love Road - Hernando Each Spring Cedar Hill Farm has Easter Egg Hunts, which runs continuously throughout the day for approximately a week. In addition to egg hunts and pictures with the Easter Bunny, families can enjoy a day at the farm. 662-429-2540 ·

Cedar Hill Farms Pick-Ur-Own 008 Love Road – Hernando Cedar Hill Farm is open to pick your own, during produce season or call ahead for pre- pick. Produce available: strawberries (April-May), blueberries (June-first of July), blackberries (end of May-first of July) and fresh vegetables (end of May-first of August). Local Honey (Summer) and free-range Chicken Eggs (Fall) are also available. Call or email about specific crop picking dates and times. 662-429-2540 ·

DeSoto Arts Winter Art Show & Sale DeSoto Arts Council Gallery & Gardens – Hernando Browse through our festive gallery November & December, WednesdaySaturday, 10am-5pm and enjoy some of the best artists in DeSoto County. Find that perfect piece for your collection, or a special gift by visiting the gallery and gift shop to view and buy original art. 662-404-3361 ·

DeSoto Family Theatre Yearly Productions LANDERS Center Theatre - Southaven First-rate seasonal presentations provide drama, comedy and musicals, each appropriate for the entire family. 662-280-6546 ·


Hernando Farmers Market

Mid-South Swap Meet & Flea Market

Courthouse Square – Hernando Held each Saturday, April – October from 8am-1pm, over 50 vendors during peak offers a wide variety of local, farm fresh produce, baked goods, artisan crafts and more. 662-429-9092

The Arena – Southaven Held on the 4th weekend of each month, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 9am-5pm. Vendors offer new and used merchandise including trading cards, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, electronics, clothing, furniture, gardening supplies and more! 901-831-9519 or 901-412-6195  

Hootenanny Hoedown at Old Towne Pigeon Roost Road - Olive Branch Bring your lawn chair to Old Towne and listen to some good “down home” music, each Thursday at 7pm, April-June and September-October. Free. 662-893-0888 ·

Horn Lake Easter Egg Hunt Latimer Lakes Park - Horn Lake An Easter Egg hunt takes place each Spring for ages 5 & up. Bring your Easter basket and chairs for a fantastic time. 662-342-3468 ·

Mid-South Dressage Academy Easter Eggstravaganza

Mid-South Wedding Show

Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center - Olive Branch The number one Bridal Show in the MidSouth holds a show each Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall. 901-368-6782

Mississippi RiverKings Ice Hockey LANDERS Center - Southaven From mid-October to late March, the Mississippi RiverKings, members of the SPHL, have called LANDERS Center home since 2000. 662-342-1755 ·

Clifton Farms – Hernando MDA’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza will have a courtyard full of activities, pony rides, a tractor ride and of course an Easter egg hunt! 662-449-0968

Discover geocaching fun in DeSoto County! Come, see, conquer! By summons of the royal order of DeSoto, we invite you to bring your exploring spirit and GPS device to DeSoto County to discover a new world of challenging geocaching fun. Discover all seven DeSoto County geocache locations and become a member of the Conquistador Crew. “Crew” members get a snazzy membership certificate, commemorative doubloon, a super cool Conquistador hat, a photo with Hernando DeSoto and a Conquistador Crew E-Newsletter.



Nesbit Blueberry Plantation Pick-UR-Own 690 Bankston Road – Nesbit Starting mid-June until the end of the season, you can pick your own berries. Call ahead to order pre-picked berries or for picking conditions. In addition, you can verify picking dates and hours by visiting the website or Twitter. Closed Sunday & Monday. 662-449-2839 · or

Olive Branch Arts Council “ARTS in the Alley” Old Towne main street - Olive Branch Visit this free outdoor art gallery, open year round. 901-619-0261 ·

Olive Branch Farmers Market Municipal Court Building - Olive Branch Olive Branch’s Farmers Market will take place every Friday, from 2pm-6pm, MayOctober. You will find fresh local grown fruits, veggies, sauces, jams, jellies, honey and more.

Pleasant Hill Promenaders Graceland Christian Church - Southaven The Pleasant Hill Promenaders dance every Monday night at the Graceland Christian Church from 8pm-9:30pm. The dance is open to all and membership is not required. For those who do not square dance, there is also round dancing and country/western line dancing. Cost $3.00 to participate, free to watch. 662-781-9051 or 662-342-2714

Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maize and Haunted Trail Cedar Hill Farm – Hernando Take a tractor drawn hayride out to the pumpkin patch and let the kids pick their own pumpkin. The Corn Maize is open during the day for families with young children to enjoy along with the Pumpkin Patch and other farm activities. “Haunted Hayride,” “Trail of Terror” and “Sensturbia” are designed to scare you

senseless. In addition, at night experience the “Corn Maize” and the “Black Hole.” All of these attractions, except for the “Trail of Terror,” are family friendly . 662-429-2540 ·

Southaven Easter Egg Hunt Snowden Grove Park – Southaven Snowden Grove Park - Southaven Each year, the Saturday before Easter, meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy the fun with over 50,000 candy-filled eggs, moon bounces, face painting, petting zoo and train rides. Bring your camera and Easter baskets. 662-393-6939 ·

Southern Lights Central Park – Southaven Thanksgiving evening through December 31, except Christmas Day, drive through Central Park’s 116-acres, with 500,000 twinkling lights. Tune to several FM radio stations playing Christmas music throughout the park. Be sure and stop at the synchronized Christmas tree farm exhibit, with music by the TransSiberian Orchestra. Proceeds benefit local charities. 662-890-7275 ·

Stars in Motion Open Dance Classes 3370 Goodman Road - Southaven Stars in Motion offers “open” classes for anyone traveling through the area that would like to take a dance class. Jazz, Tuesday 6:30pm-7:15pm; Tap, Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm; Ballet, Saturday 1pm-2pm. 662-349-6422 ·

Tri- Lakes Productions Gun & Knife Show The Arena - Southaven Gun and knife shows have been a regular event in the tri-lake area since 2005, featuring dealers from across the United States. Shows held January, February, March, June and September. 662-934-9077 ·


JANUARY Toughest Monster Truck Tour LANDERS Center – Southaven Monster trucks compete in racing freestyle on an oval dirt track. Includes several obstacles plus high-flying, daredevil freestyle motocross! 662-470-2131 ·

FEBRUARY Memphis Coin Club Coin Show

LANDERS Center – Southaven This unique food-tasting event highlights the county’s best dining, with over 50 local restaurants, as well as a silent auction and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit local charities.

april Confederate Memorial Service

LANDERS Center – Southaven For more than 50 years, enthusiasts have been able to buy, sell and trade coins, medals and currency, as well as browse educational exhibits. The club sponsors one of the most extensive numismatic reference libraries in the region. 901-321-3408 ·

Hernando Memorial Cemetery – Hernando The Sons of the Confederate Veterans hold a free memorial service the last Sunday in April to honor those who died for the Confederate States during the Civil War. A picnic immediately follows at Conger Park, across the street from the cemetery. 662-393-4448

South Civil War and Antique Military Show

DeSoto Business and Technology EXPO

The Arena – Southaven Visitors have been attending this annual event for over 45 years, which features antique collectibles dating from 1898, such as uniforms, rifles, pistols, swords, books, documents and more. 901-550-7980 or 901-566-9383

LANDERS Center – Southaven Local home-based businesses & non-profit organizations exhibit their products during this event. 662-342-6114 ·


Panola Street on the Square – Hernando All the crawfish and trimmings you can eat with silent and live auctions and samplings from local restaurants. This event benefits the Palmer Home for Children. 662-328-5704 ·

Breath of Spring Gala LANDERS Center – Southaven Enjoy an evening of great food, entertainment, dancing, shopping and more. Proceeds benefit DeSoto Health and Wellness Center. 662-393-9848

Fishes for Wishes Snowden House – Southaven Enjoy all-you-can eat crawfish, live entertainment and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mid-South Chapter. 901-598-3680 or 901-680-WISH 18

Taste of DeSoto

Mudbug Bash

Olive Branch Golf Tournament Olive Branch Golf Course – Olive Branch Each April, Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Golf Tournament at one of the Olive Branch golf courses. Participants enjoy awards, dinner and prizes. 662-895-2600 ·


Southaven Annual SpringFest Snowden Grove Park – Southaven A sanctioned event which features State of MS BBQ Cooking Championship, concerts, carnival midway, concessions and kiddy and major carnival rides. This is one of DeSoto County’s biggest events and promises fun for the entire family. 662-280-2489 ·

Taste of Hernando

DeSoto County Economic Council Golf Tournament Cherokee Valley Golf Club – Olive Branch Included is networking breakfast at 7am, luncheon at noon and evening dinner and golf awards reception. 662-429-4414 ·

DeSoto County Welcome Center Tourism Appreciation Day


DeSoto County Welcome Center – Hernando Everyone is invited to help celebrate Tourist Appreciation Day mid-May. There will be live entertainment, free refreshments, as well as arts and crafts. 662-429-9969 ·


Olive Branch Fishing Rodeo

Courthouse SQUARE – Hernando Over 200 arts and crafts and food vendors converge on the courthouse square. A’Fair features live music, kid’s activities, a 5K run/ walk and more. 662-280-8875 ·

George M. Harrison Municipal Park – Olive Branch Children 15 years old and younger may participate and must bring their own bait and fishing gear. The fishing is free, as well as hot dogs and drinks. Trophies awarded to participants. 662-893-5219

National Guard Armory – Hernando Enjoy an evening of delicious local food, beverages, a silent auction and music. 662-429-9055 ·

Brussel’s Bonsai Rendezvous Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery – Olive Branch World’s top Bonsai artists demonstrate bonsai techniques, in addition to scheduled workshops. 1-800-582-2593 ·

Olive Branch Mayfest Old Towne MAin street – olive branch Join us for a fun-filled day for the entire family, beginning with a 5K run. Enjoy food, games, arts and crafts, live music and entertainment for the children. 662-893-0888

Olive Branch Memorial Day Service Blocker Cemetery – Olive Branch Join us in honoring our veterans with roll call of all veterans interred at Blocker and Payne cemeteries and taps. 901-603-1579


Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Convention The Arena – Southaven Shop for supplies and merchandise from a large mix of local and regional breeders and vendors offering reptile, amphibian and other exotic animals. Enjoy presentations covering a broad range of exotic animal topics that often includes guest interaction with the animals.

Southaven Fishing Rodeo Saucier Park – Southaven Free for children ages 4-12 with prizes and trophies awarded to participants in different age divisions. All kids have to bring fishing gear and lawn chairs. Free sodas and popcorn will be available. Preregister at Southaven City Hall or the City Parks Department. 662-890-7275 ·

june Latimer Lakes Fishing Rodeo Latimer Lakes – Horn Lake Bring your fishing gear, bait, hats and lawn chairs for this free event. There will be free cokes and popcorn, so come join the fun! Age divisions are 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years and 13-16 years. Trophies and prizes awarded in each age division. 663-342-3469 ·

LawFit Challenge National Competition Olive Branch High School – Olive Branch The Olive Branch Police Department hosts the National LawFit Challenge, where law officers compete in a test of fitness. All events are free to the public. 662-892-9400 ·


Picnic and Parade around the Square Courthouse Square – Hernando Children decorate their bike, scooter or other non-motorized vehicle in patriotic colors and parade around Hernando Court Square. Afterwards, the family can watch a free movie under the stars on the lawn of the courthouse. 662-429-9055 ·

Sunset on the Square Summer Concert Series Courthouse Square – Hernando Each Thursday in June, from 6:30pm9pm, a variety of musical acts appear on the stage during the free “Sunset on the Square” Summer Concert series. Food vendors will be around the square and door prizes are given away throughout the night. 662-429-9055 ·

july Dizzy Dean World Series Baseball Snowden Grove Park – Southaven The City of Southaven and Snowden Grove Park host the NABF 10-14 year old World Classics, the USSSA 10 year old AAA World Series, the Global Sports 11- 14 year old World Series and the Dizzy Dean Sanctioned 8-16 year old World Series. More than 2,000 baseball teams per season journey to Snowden Grove Park for tournament play. 662-890-3371

Horn Lake’s July 4th Fireworks Celebration Latimer Lakes Park – Horn Lake Bring your picnics and blankets and enjoy children’s activities, food and entertainment by Colonial Hills Church. Free admission. Food and entertainment begins at 6pm and fireworks at 9pm. 662-342-3489 ·


september Fiber-to-Fabric Craftsmen Festival DeSoto Arts Council Gallery & Gardens – Hernando This free annual event will feature live demonstrations of fiber processing, dying of fiber, spinning, felting, knitting and weaving. Open to the public. 662-404-3361 ·

Hernando’s Play Day in the Park Olive Branch 4th July Celebration Olive Branch City Park – Olive Branch Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for this free event, starting at 5pm. Enjoy food, games and musical entertainment. Fireworks begin around 9pm. 62-892-9200 ·

Southaven July 4th Celebration Snowden Grove Amphitheater – Southaven Live entertainment begins approximately 7:30pm with the fireworks extravaganza at approximately 9pm. Admission is free and picnics and coolers are welcome. 662-280-2489 ·

Southaven Patriotic Parade City Hall/Saucier Park – Southaven After a short patriotic ceremony at City Hall, everyone parades around the lake in Jim Saucier Park, next to City Hall. Afterward, M. R. Davis Public Library provides everyone with refreshing lemonade and cookies at the Gazebo. 662-342-0102


Conger Park – Hernando On the last Saturday in September, children in the community celebrate the occasion of the City of Hernando’s designation as a Playful City USA. Free games, music and food are part of the celebration. 662-429-2688 ·

Mid-South Fair LANDERS Center – Southaven Enjoy carnival games and many amusement rides, outdoor live entertainment, contests, fair food and petting zoo, all on 27 acres. 901-274-8800 ·

Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce Business Expo North Central Electrical Power Association – Olive Branch This event provides an opportunity for local businesses & non-profit organizations to exhibit their product(s) to the community. The Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event. 662-895-2600 or email [email protected]

Hernando’s Scavenger Hunt Gale Community Center – Hernando Teams scatter across the city with a list of clues and tasks to complete, taking photos of local landmarks and retrieving items. Completed lists are eligible for a grand prize. 662-429-2688 · 21 21

october Fall Fest on the Roost with Bob Marr Classic Car Show Old Towne main street – Olive Branch Browse through a wide assortment of antique cars and tractors. Participate in a chili cook-off while the children enjoy Trick-or-Treating the Shops of Old Towne. There will be a hayride, costume parade and contest for children infant to 12-years old. Bring your pre-carved/decorated pumpkin for the Jack-o-Lantern contest. Great fun for the entire family! 662-893-0888

Fright Night Latimer Lakes Park – Horn Lake Beware of the Headless Horseman of Horn Lake on the haunted Spook Trail. The City of Horn Lake and Horn Lake High School sponsor this event. 662-393-9897

Hernando Halloween on the Square Courthouse Square – Hernando Children dressed in their Halloween costumes trick-or-treat around the square, then watch a movie on the courthouse square. 662-429-9055 ·

Hernando Water Tower Festival Courthouse Square – Hernando A favorite among the locals, come and enjoy national recording artists, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food and a barbeque contest, in addition to a 10K run and car show. 662-429-9055 ·

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Mid-South Dressage Academy Spooktacular Clifton Farms – Hernando Enjoy plenty of free activities including, face painting, pony rides, trick or treating, hayrides, a cakewalk, carnival games and much, much more. 662-449-0968

Olive Branch OctoberFest City Park – Olive Branch Held the first Saturday in October, this festival offers residents and visitors alike an abundance of crafts, games, food and more. In addition, winning photographs from the Olive Branch Arts Council Annual Photography Contest will be on display. 662-895-5448 ·

Springhill Historic Cemetery Tour Springhill Cemetery – Hernando Be sure to visit Springhill Cemetery around Halloween each year. Local people re-enact the history of those buried in the cemetery.

november Hernando Christmas Open House Courthouse Square – Hernando Visit dozens of shops the second Sunday of each November, while listening to carolers, enjoying wonderful food and pictures with Santa. 662-429-9055 ·

Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon The Arena – Southaven In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Mayor’s office and the City of Southaven will host an annual Appreciation Luncheon in honor of military veterans from all branches. There will be a memorabilia table set up for exhibiting pictures and awards. Cost is free for veterans and $10 for guests. 662-393-6939 · 22

december Christmas in Old Towne Christmas & City Tree Lighting Old Towne main street – Olive Branch Join us for an Old Towne Christmas on the Roost from 6pm-9pm. There will be pictures with Santa, tree lighting, carolers, horse drawn carriage rides and hot chocolate. Be sure and tour the Wesson House decorated in holiday splendor. 662-893-0888

Hernando Christmas Parade Courthouse square – Hernando On the first Monday of December, the parade features more than 100 entries with floats, cars, marching bands, horses, fire trucks and of course, Santa. 662-429-9055 ·

Hernando Christmas Tree Lighting Courthouse square – Hernando On the first Saturday in December at 6pm, bring the family for Christmas carols and a story read by the mayor as we light the city’s Christmas tree. 662-429-9055 ·

Hernando’s Cookies with Santa Gale Community Center – Hernando On the first Sunday in December at 2pm, bring your children to enjoy cookies and have their picture made with Santa. 662-429-2688 ·

Horn Lake Annual Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting & Fireworks Latimer Lakes Park – Horn Lake On the second Saturday in December, this parade draws spectators from miles around. After the parade, join us for the lighting of the tree and fireworks. Free hot chocolate. 662-393-9897 ·

Olive Branch Christmas Parade Old Towne main street – Olive Branch On the first Saturday in December, this annual community event includes bands, floats, horses, motorcycles, performers and of course Santa Claus. 662-895-2600 ·

Santa on the Roost in Old Towne Old Towne main street – Olive Branch Have your picture taken with Santa Claus while he visits Old Towne. 662-893-0888

Santa Comes to Walls, MS Walls Fire Department – Walls Early December, bring your children to have their photo taken with Santa. 662-781-2020

Southaven’s Breakfast with Santa The Arena – Southaven The first Saturday in December, Southaven’s Mayor invites children of all ages to a free “Breakfast with Santa.” 662-393-6939

Southaven Christmas Parade Hwy 51 and Stateline Road – Southaven Celebrate Christmas with bands, floats and good Ol’ St. Nick on the first Saturday in December. 662-890-7275 ·

Town of Walls Christmas Parade Hwy 161 – Walls The first Saturday in December, celebrate Christmas in Walls. Marching Band, floats, candy and of course Santa! 662-781-1282 ·

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Byhalia d ining Great food and memorable

f or th e family Chatterbox Restaurant 3443 Red Banks Rd South 662-838-3300 · hours 4-9pm

meals are made to order


in DeSoto County, where


a feast of dining choices

Coleman’s Bar-B-Que 554 E. Commerce St 662-429-9851

awaits. Whatever your taste, whatever your budget, from haute cuisine to sensational blue plate treats, DeSoto County is oh-so sumptuous. Come. Savor.

D e li & b a k e r y AnnOlivia’s Sweet Shop 1139 Holly Springs Rd 901-508-9550 Boulangerie Olivier 2485 Memphis St 662-469-9450 Buon Cibo 2631 McIngvale Rd 662-469-9481 City Hall Cheesecake 2465 Hwy 51 South 662-469-9117 Hernando Donuts 417 E. Commerce St 662-429-0888



Lady Bugg Bakery 205 E. Commerce St 662-449-7000

Taco Bell 2650 McIngvale Rd 662-449-3036

Lenny’s Sub Shop 2408 E. Parkway 662-449-1490

Waffle House 451 E. Commerce St 662-429-9082

Subway 2600 McIngvale Rd 662-449-1515

Wendy’s 593 Commerce St 662-429-0630

Subway 24 W. Commerce St 662-429-3003

FA st f oo d Arby’s 1020 E. Commerce St 662-429-8286 Captain D’s 2753 McIngvale Rd 662-429-7703

Zaxby’s 2575 McIngvale Rd 662-429-9949

for the family Blue Daze Bistro 221 E. Commerce St 662-469-9304 Café 51 2450 Hwy 51 662-429-7812

Kentucky Fried Chicken 2026 McIngvale Rd 662-429-4850

Catfish Country 3780 Holly Springs Rd 662-429-0846

McDonald’s 440 E. Commerce St 662-429-4433

Memphis Street Café 2476 Memphis St 662-429-9299

Sonic Drive-In 955 E. Commerce St 662-429-9840

The Spot Sports Bar & Grill 210 E Commerce St 662-469-9276

Steak Escape 2670 McIngvale Rd  662-429-0737

Windy City Grille 330 W. Commerce St 662-449-0331

international cuisine Asian Buffet 2670 McIngvale Rd 662-429-9588 Fins & Grill 2631 McIngvale Rd 662-429-2774 Fuji Express 870 E. Commerce St 662-429-4449 Guadalajara Grill 900 E. Commerce St 662-449-4288

La Siesta 64 E. Commerce St 662-449-4685 Mi Pueblo 2340 Mt. Pleasant Rd 662-449-1920 Mr. Chen’s Kitchen 2360 Mt. Pleasant Rd 662-449-5886 Taco Felix 390 E. Commerce St 662-449-1800 Triple King Buffet 2670 McIngvale Rd 662-449-3838

pizza Brick Oven Pizza 2428 E. Parkway 662-449-3449


Domino’s Pizza 2334 McIngvale Rd 662-449-3468


Italy Pizza & Pasta 101 W Commerce St 662-449-3313

Memphis Barbeque Company 709 DeSoto Cove 662-536-3763

Little Caesar’s Pizza 2348 McIngvale Rd 662-469-9708

Skipper’s Catfish & BBQ 3042 Goodman Rd 662-393-5116

Papa John’s Pizza 2485 Mt. Pleasant Rd 662-429-5252 Pizza Hut 370 E. Commerce St 662-429-3001

q u ic k tr e ats Baskin Robbins 630 E. Commerce St 662-429-6013 icecream Velvet Cream 2290 Hwy 51 South 662-429-6540 thediponline Yo’ Sweetz 2344 Mt Pleasant Rd 662-469-9289

C AT E R I N G Scotty’s Smokehouse & Catering 901-834-0744



Deli & bakery Holiday Ham & Deli 749 Goodman Rd 662-349-4207

Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits 992 Goodman Rd 662-349-0646 Sonic Drive-In 2344 Goodman Rd 662-280-0900 Taco Bell 999 Goodman Rd 662-349-1963 Waffle House 865 Goodman Rd  662-349-0101

Lenny’s Sub Shop 3019 Goodman Rd 662-393-5558

Wendy’s 718 Goodman Rd 662-349-3489

Shipley DO-NUTS 1750 Goodman Rd  662-393-6992

Zaxby’s 761 Goodman Rd 662-349-8585

Subway 3001 Goodman Rd 662-342-4490

for the family

FA st f oo d

Applebee’s 710 DeSoto Cove 662-772-5914

Arby’s 712 DeSoto Cove 662-349-3244 Captain JJ Fish and Chicken 3346 Goodman Rd 662-510-5230 Kentucky Fried Chicken 1005 Goodman Rd 662-349-4404 McDonald’s 1512 Goodman Rd 662-342-1196

Annie Lu’s 6541 Hwy 51 North 662-253-8130

Chuck E Cheese 7178 DeSoto Cove 662-536-4684 Country Home Buffet 987 Goodman Rd 662-349-6888 Cracker Barrel 706 DeSoto Cove 662-349-4203


Fill Your Belly 2555 Goodman Rd West 662-393-3474 Hooters 982 Goodman Rd   662-349-7300 HT Ponders 1815 Nail Rd 662-342-6727 Ryan’s 988 Goodman Rd 662-349-5929 Texas Roadhouse 7125 DeSoto Cove 662-536-4044

international cuisine Asian Grill 1427 Goodman Rd 662-342-2802 El Charro 1651 Goodman Rd 662-280-2610

El Nopal Mexican Restaurant 3984 Goodman Rd 662-280-9483

Papa John’s Pizza 906 Goodman Rd 662-349-2900

Golden Dragon 3025 Goodman Rd 662-280-1999

Pizza Hut 1631 Goodman Rd 662-280-3100

Grand Buffet (Chinese, American & Japanese) 7256 Interstate Blvd 662-349-9056 Mi Pueblo 2500 Goodman Rd 662-342-7263 Panda House Chinese Restaurant 1427 Goodman Rd 662-342-2766 Sekisui South 1255 Goodman Rd 662-536-4404 newsekisui

pizza Domino’s Pizza 5842 Goodman Rd 662-781-2781

Pizza Hut Delivery 3980 Goodman Rd 662-393-6645 Wiseguys 5441 Hwy 51 North 662-342-5334

q u ic k tr e ats Boomer’s 1575 Nail Rd 662-393-2666 Dixie Queen 1387 Goodman Rd West 662-342-3006

cat e ring First Choice Catering 5905 Scott Blvd 662-342-2559

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NESBIT f in e d ining Café Bonne Terre 4715 W Church Rd 662-781-5100 cafe-bonne-terre

q u ic k tr e ats

Subway 7501 Goodman Rd 662-895-9450

Deli & bakery

Subway 8839 Goodman Rd 662-895-2022

Honey Baked Ham 7419 Goodman Rd 662-890-6934

Happy Daze Dairy Bar 110 Pleasant Hill Rd 662-429-0208

Lenny’s Sub Shop 8110 Camp Creek Rd 662-890-6776

OLIVE Branch

McAlister’s Deli 8120 Camp Creek Rd 662-893-4120



Tops Bar-B-Q 4824 Bethel Rd 662-895-9808

Old Style Bar-B-Q 8920 Expressway Dr 662-895-9932

Old Towne Bakery 9142 Pigeon Roost Rd 662-890-7477 www.olivebrancholdtowne

The Bar-B-Q Pit 7465 Goodman Rd 662-890-3748

Subway 7685 Hacks Cross Rd 662-895-2580

Subway (inside WalMart) 7950 Craft Goodman Rd 662-890-3192 Subway (Inside Flying J) 4740 Bethel Rd 662-895-1001 Sunlight Donuts 7721 Hacks Cross Rd 662-890-7313 Sweet Peppers Deli 5218 Goodman Rd 662-893-2005


FA st f oo d Back Yard Burgers 7545 Goodman Rd 662-893-2221 Burger King 4872 Goodman Rd 662-890-5600 Burger King 7485 Goodman Rd 662-895-8025 Chick fil-A 8101 Camp Creek Rd 662-890-2697 Danvers Restaurant 7406 Hacks Cross Rd 662-890-6364 Huddle House 6058 Hwy 305 662-893-8970 Kentucky Fried Chicken 7301 Hacks Cross Rd 662-890-5722 Krystal 7935 Craft Goodman Rd 662-890-7900 McDonald’s 7150 Hacks Cross Rd 662-890-7885 McDonald’s 7455 Goodman Rd 662-893-2900 Sidestreet Burgers 9199 Hwy 178 865-384-6623

Sonic Drive-In 7315 Hacks Cross Rd 662-890-7771

Blockers Soulfood 9119 Pigeon Roost 662-895-7685

Sonic Drive-In 9060 Goodman Rd 662-895-4875

Brown Bag Country Café 8177 Hwy 178 662-895-6846

Steak Escape 7425 Goodman Rd 662-893-6522 Taco Bell 7500 Commerce Dr 662-895-4811 Waffle House 7035 Enterprise Dr 662-893-4422 Wendy’s 7985 Craft Goodman Rd 662-893-4060 Wendy’s 7059 Hacks Cross Rd 662-890-8956 Zaxby’s 7480 Goodman Rd 662-895-2745

Buffalo Wild Wings 7995 Craft Goodman Rd 662-890-7285 Chili’s Restaurant 7910 Craft Goodman Rd 662-895-8899 Colton’s Steak House 8051 Goodman Rd 662-890-4142 Evans Café 9121 Pigeon Roost Rd 662-890-9077 Hazel’s Family Restaurant 6888 Goodman Rd 662-895-4554 International House of Pancakes (IHOP) 7768 Craft Goodman Rd 662-895-9460

for the family

JR’s Bar & Grill 4788 Bethel Rd 662-890-5612

A Taste of Flavor 7157 Hacks Cross Rd 662-874-5337

Neighborhood Grill 8200 Hwy 178 662-895-1224

Abbays 8109 Camp Creek Rd 662-890-4222

O’Charley’s Restaurant 7880 Craft Goodman Rd 662-893-2334

Applebee’s 7515 Goodman Rd 662-893-0745 29

Panera Bread 7501 Goodman Rd 662-890-1985 Sweetpea’s Table 8948 Mid-South Dr 662-895-7743 The Chicken Coop 7111 Hacks Cross Rd 662-895-4848 The Crossing Bar and Grill 7281 Hacks Cross Rd 662-893-6242 These Wings-Buffalo Wings & Things 9809 Goodman Rd 662-895-0326 Wray’s Fins & Feathers Restaurant 7059 Depot St 662-895-9729

international cuisine Cancun Mexican Restaurant 5910 Goodman Rd 662-893-9000

Casa Mexicana 7565 Goodman Rd 662-890-7174 China Taste Chinese Kitchen 7164 Hacks Cross Rd 662-895-1188 East Wind 8230 Camp Creek Rd 662-890-9358 El Amigo 9200 Goodman Rd 662-895-9896 El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant 7164 Hacks Cross Rd 662-890-3337 Guadalajara Grill 7143 Hacks Cross Rd 662-893-7559 www.guadalajaragrill Hunan Restaurant 7411 Goodman Rd 662-893-3688 Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 6399 Goodman Rd 662-895-8780 La Hacienda 5910 Goodman Rd 662-890-9000 Mi Pueblo 8230 Camp Creek Rd 662-890-9084 Osaka Japanese Cuisine 7164 Hacks Cross Rd 662-890-9312


Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant 4860 Bethel Rd 662-890-5182

pizza Dana’s Pizza 7123 Hacks Cross Rd 662-420-7578 Domino’s Pizza 8859 Goodman Rd 662-895-3005 Italia East 9659 Old Hwy 78 662-895-3311 Little Caesars Pizza 8110 Camp Creek Rd 662-892-4444 Papa John’s Pizza 7423 Goodman Rd 662-893-4848 Pizza Hut 6213 Cockrum Rd 662-895-5656

q u ic k tr e ats Baskin-Robbins 8120 Camp Creek Rd 662-893-1231 icecream Starbucks 8140 Goodman Rd 662-890-9507 Starbucks (in Target) 5150 Goodman Rd 662-892-3031


TCBY 5070 Goodman Rd 662-420-7823 Tropical Smoothie 7164 Hacks Cross Rd 662-890-5060 Yo’ Sweetz 8030 Camp Creek Blvd 662-890-8688

C at e ring Fountain South Inn B&B & Event Hall 6769 Morell Cove 901-413-7771

Southaven B A R BEQUE Boss Hog BBQ 1092 Goodman Rd 662-349-6573 Hugga Bubbas Barbeque and Wings 8046 Hwy 51 North 662-280-4433 Jim Neely’s Interstate BBQ 150 Stateline Rd 662-393-5699 The BBQ Pit 7065 Airways Blvd 901-946-8200 Tops Bar-B-Q 541 Stateline Rd 662-393-7488

Deli & bakery Brown Baguette Bakery & Café 7090 Malco Blvd 662-349-7434 Donald’s Donuts 1176 Church Rd 662-253-8584 Donut King 3034 Goodman Rd 662-349-2266 Dunkin Donuts 7140 Airways Blvd 662-253-8023 Firehouse Subs 7111 Southcrest Pkwy 662-349-5940 Grannies Goodies 174 Stateline Rd 662470-5025 Lenny’s Sub Shop 7090 Malco Blvd 662-349-1298 Lenny’s Sub Shop 3451 Goodman Rd 662-874-5010 L’oven Bakery 5627 Getwell Rd 662-349-2223 home.html McAlister’s Deli 975 E. Goodman Rd 662-349-3354

Newk’s Express Café 3075 Goodman Rd 662-536-4930 Quiznos Subs 1100 Church Rd 662-253-8318 Subway 6811 Southcrest Pkwy 662-349-8822 Subway 450 Stateline Rd 662-393-9282 Subway 3231 Goodman Rd  662-536-2400 Subway 7885 Hwy 51 662-280-7870 Subway 568 E. Goodman Rd  662-349-3660 Subway 4935 Pepper Chase Dr 662-342-1804 The Cake Lady Bakery 50 Clarington Dr 662-536-2253

FA st f oo d Back Yard Burgers 165 Goodman Rd 662-349-8695 Burger King 150 Goodman Rd 662-349-3758 31

Captain D’s 1168 Stateline Rd  662-342-1816

McDonald’s 6828 Getwell Rd 662-349-0040

Wendy’s 880 Main St 662-393-9448

Captain JJ Fish and Chicken 450 W. Stateline Rd 662-342-7765

Sonic Drive-In 7152 Airways Blvd 662-349-3004

Wendy’s 415 Goodman Rd 662-536-0023

Checker’s Hamburgers 938 Main St 662-393-0241

Sonic Drive-In 3080 Goodman Rd 662-349-1919

Chick fil-A 235 Goodman Rd 662-349-3587

Wimpy’s Burger & Fries 3231 Goodman Rd East 662-349-7597 www.wimpysburgers

Sonic Drive-In 1185 Main St 662-393-8301

Dixie Queen 5066 Pepper Chase Dr 662-393-7040

Sonic Drive-In 899 Church Rd 662-393-2987

Fazoli’s 215 Goodman Rd 662-536-2426 Krispy Krunchy Chicken 954 Stateline Rd 662-393-7202 Krystal 70 Goodman Rd 662-349-0033 McDonald’s 4298 Pepper Chase Dr 662-796-2000 McDonald’s 65 Goodman Rd 662-349-3449

Supreme Hot Wings 8936 Airways Blvd 662-393-7776 Taco Bell 580 Church Rd 662-280-5297 Taco Bell 1117 Main St 662-655-0302 Taco Bell 3920 E Goodman Rd 662-655-1511 Waffle House 8939 Hamilton Rd 662-342-9812 Waffle House 406 Church Rd 662-280-1314


Zaxby’s 6676 Getwell Rd East 662-253-8501

fine dining Mesquite Chop House 5960 Getwell Rd 662-890-2467

for the family Abbays 7084 Southcrest Pkwy 662-510-5532 Buffalo Wild Wings 7188 Airways Blvd 662-349-7776 buffalowildwings Chili’s Restaurant 287 Goodman Rd 662-349-7002 Dale’s Restaurant 1226 Main St 662-393-2060 Dan McGuinness Pub 3964 Goodman Rd 662-890-7611 32

TGI Friday’s 176 E. Goodman Rd 662-349-4223 The Boiling Point Seafood & Oyster Bar 4975 Pepper Chase Dr 662-280-7555 Tiger Hot Wings 975 E. Goodman Rd 662-510-5138

Fillin Station Grille East 5960 Getwell Rd 662-470-5814 Fillin Station Grille West 4840 Venture Dr 662-510-5423 Fox and Hound English Pub & Grill 6565 Towne Center Crossing 662-536-2200 Fuzzy’s Grill 1158 Church Rd 662-393-0060 Generations Bar & Grill 8545 Hwy 51 North 662-393-8122 Huey’s 7090 Malco Blvd 662-349-7097 International House of Pancakes (IHOP) 321 Goodman Rd   662-349-1020

Logan’s Roadhouse 6685 Airways Blvd 662-772-5015 Longhorn Steakhouse 294 Goodman Rd 662-349-6903 Mr. P’s Wings 577 Goodman Rd 662-253-8448 O’Charley’s Restaurant 357 Goodman Rd 662-349-6663

Wadfords Grill and Bar 474 Church Rd 901-605-5597

international cuisine Casa Mexicana 1100 Church Rd 662-280-5160 China Wok 1796 Main St 662-280-1212 Dragon Concourse 579 Goodman Rd 662-536-3888

Outback Steakhouse 125 Goodman Rd 662-349-7488

El Patron 920 Main St 662-342-4408

Red Lobster 6535 Airways Blvd 662-536-1960

Fiesta Grill Authentic Mexican Restaurant 7065 Airways Blvd 662-253-0282

Steak & Shake 253 Goodman Rd 662-349-2923

Fuji Japanese Express 1046 Church Rd 662-342-7776 33

Hunan Restaurant 35C Goodman Rd  662-349-8680 Kublai Khan Crazy Mongolian Stir Fry & Sushi Bar 7204 Airways Blvd 662-470-5638 La Hacienda 175 Goodman Rd  662-349-4484 Leelavadee’s Thai Cuisine 775 Goodman Rd 662-536-4699 Lucky China 975 Main St 662-393-5988 Maria’s Cantina 6717 Airways Blvd 662-772-5926 Mi Pueblo 579 Goodman Rd 662-349-0702


Nagoya Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar 7075 Malco Blvd 662-349-8788 Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 6615 Airways Blvd 662-536-3350 On The Border Mexican Cantina & Grill 6572 Airways Blvd 662-655-4750 Rancho Grande 3451 Goodman Rd 662-890-5181 Shanghai House 5627 Getwell Rd 662-536-3002

pizza Avellino’s Pizza & Subs 775 Goodman Rd  662-349-9968

CiCi’s Pizza 1055 Goodman Rd 662-349-9296 Domino’s Pizza 7901 Hwy 51 North 662-342-4747 Exline’s Best Pizza In Town 531 Stateline Rd 662-342-4544 Little Caesar’s Pizza 517 Stateline Rd 662-342-0490 Lonnie Tant’s Italia Pizza Café 1306 Goodman Rd 662-536-0511 Memphis Pizza Café 5627 Getwell Rd 662-536-1364 Milano’s Pizza 7065 Airways Blvd 662-349-8111


Pizza Hut Delivery 3026 Goodman Rd 901-362-3333

Yo’ Sweetz 5185 Getwell Rd 662-349-111

The Lost Pizza Co. 5960 Getwell Rd 662-892-8684 Three Guys Pizza Pies 1100 Church Rd 662470-5942


quick treats Baskin Robbins 7075 Malco Blvd 662-349-4431 icecream

for the family Handy Andy Grocery & Café 6520 Old Hwy 161 662-781-0433 Old School Hot Wings 8709 Hwy 61 North 662-781-0610

Fairy & Berry Frozen Yogurt Cafe 6454 Towne Center Loop 662-778-1227 Gracie Bleu Frozen Yogurt 3075 Goodman Rd 662- 510-5176 Orange Leaf Yogurt 5847 Getwell Rd 662-510-5355 Starbucks 180 Goodman Rd 662-349-0342 TCBY 7065 Airways Blvd 662-536-3667 The Sweet Boutique 1076 Goodman Rd East 662-470-6202 35

GOLF Olive Branch PLAYFUL!

gol f & o u t d oors Sink (a putt, that is) or swim, sail or f ish. For outdoor fun, DeSoto County is the out and out winner, offering 72 holes of championship golf, plus a truly great

Cherokee Valley Golf Club Nestled among gently rolling hills, this course extends a challenging game to golfers of all skill levels with 11 lakes and 54 bunkers. Wide fairways and clean roughs are very forgiving, and the lodgestyle clubhouse features spectacular views of the 9th and 18th holes. 6635 Crumpler Boulevard 662-893-4444 ·

Plantation Golf Club This 18-hole, par 72 course features new championship Bermuda greens and zoysia fairways with well-placed berms and 35 acres of water framing many of the holes. A beautiful colonial-style clubhouse, fully stocked pro shop, snack bar, driving range, and putting green complete the facility. 9425 Plantation Road 662-895-3530 ·

lake for water sports, f ishing, hunting, camping, and lots more. So little time, so many ways to play!



Wedgewood Golf Club Wedgewood, situated on 240 acres, is set among rolling hills, hardwood trees and natural beauty. Wedgewood’s 18-hole course features Bermuda greens and an 8-acre practice range. Golf Digest ranked Wedgewood as one of the Top 10 Best Mississippi Courses. 5206 Tournament Drive 662-895-7490 ·

Southaven North Creek Golf Club North Creek’s 18-hole championship linkstyle layout features some of the finest Champion Bermuda in the area. North Creek also has a complete practice facility and two banquet halls for special events. The state of the art clubhouse offers a pro shop, a bar & grill and beautiful views of the course. 8770 North Creek Boulevard 662-280-4653 ·

OUTDOORS ARKABUTLA LAKE Arkabutla Lake’s remote location is just seven miles from Hernando, MS. Whether it is hunting, fishing, exploring nature trails, boating, biking or just enjoying the outdoors, Arkabutla Lake provides a variety of opportunities for all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Many amenities are ADA accessible. At Arkabutla Lake, you will find some of the best fishing in the southeast and some of the best sailing east of the Mississippi River. The lake is home to several species of native fish to Mississippi waters, such as Largemouth Bass, Bream, Catfish, and is renowned for producing huge Crappie. There are more than 30,000 acres of land open for public hunting, 229 Class A campsites and 46 primitive campsites, eight boat ramps, two swimming beaches, five playgrounds, 10 picnic areas and Disc golf. Arkabutla Lake’s Visitor Information Center is open Monday - Friday from 7am until 3pm. 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road 662-562-6261 Recreation/ArkabutlaLake.aspx


HERNANDO Dub Patton Campground at Arkabutla Lake Dub Patton is a Class A camping facility with 66 campsites, perfect for tent camping or for accommodating today’s modern RVs. 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road 662-562-6261 or 877-444-6777 for reservations. ·

Hernando Point at Arkabutla Lake This year-round campground offers 83 Class A family sites and one-day use shelter, all with electric hookups. Amenities like flush toilets, showers and drinking water provide a comfortable camping experience for guests. End of Wheeler Road 662-562-6261 or 877-444-6777 for reservations.


South Abutment Recreation Area The South Abutment Recreation Area sits along Arkabutla Lake and Dam in the hills of northwest Mississippi. The campground is located just south of the Arkabutla Dam. This campground offers 80 Class A campsites in a predominantly pine-forested area and a trailer dump station. The nearby day use area includes one picnic shelter, numerous picnic tables, playground and designated swimming beach. Visitors enjoy outdoor recreational activities such as camping, fishing, boating, swimming, biking and spending a relaxing day taking in all that nature has to offer. 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road 662-562-6261 or 877-444-6777 for reservations ·



Coldwater River Canoe and Kayak Trail

GREENWAYS DeSoto County Visitor’s Center Trail Take advantage of nature and the beauty of DeSoto County Visitor’s Center Greenways Trail at 4716 Pepper Chase Drive, Southaven, MS. The 1/4 mile handicapped accessible interpretive trail is a visible example of the Greenways mission to promote Mississippi outdoors. The trail circles the storm water retention-pond and features native landscaping and interpretive signage. The pet friendly trail offers visitors and residents a place to walk, stretch, picnic or enjoy a peaceful rest. The project is a collaborative effort between the DeSoto County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, DeSoto County Greenways and the DeSoto County Tourism Association. Open year round 662-393-8770 ·

ARK Walking Trail The ARK Nature Trail is located 10 miles west of Hernando on Highway 304 just west of Fogg Road. Look for signs and parking area on the left just past Panther Creek. These trails are part of the future Arkabutla Lake Nature and Environmental Education Center and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor’s Center, which is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Larry Jarrett, DeSoto County Greenways coordinator, said the ARK walking trails and 27,000 square-foot wildlife center would someday become the crown jewel of the DeSoto County Greenways program. Open year round

The Coldwater River Canoe and Kayak Trail meanders from Highway 309 westward to Highway 51 at Arkabutla Lake, just south of Hernando. or

Hernando DeSoto River Park Situated right on the banks of the river just north of Lake Cormorant, the 41-acre DeSoto County River Park, (formerly Bass Landing), is DeSoto County’s only public access to the Mississippi River.

Johnson Creek Greenway Johnson Creek Greenway begins along Highway 61 and runs easterly along the creek toward the city of Horn Lake. This project made possible with help of private citizens who are donating conservation easements and land to the North Mississippi Land Trust, which will hold title to the property for the benefit of the Desoto County Mississippi Greenways program. The western section of the trail from Baldwin Rd to Highway 61 is open for walking along the Utility Roadbed. Open Year Round 662-489-9708 ·

Center Hill Road Bike Route The Center Hill Road Bicycle Route consists of an 8.4 mile loop of rolling bicycle route is a great route for the intermediate level rider in that it does pose some challenging, gradual, hills about midway thru the route. This route is comprised mainly of rural character with trailheads housed at public schools on both ends of the route. Open year round

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Hernando A great exploration. TEMPTING!

SHOPPING & antiques Ever since the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto marched through here a few hundred years ago, we’ve always been a great discovery. And while DeSoto the conquistador came seeking treasure, you’re sure to f ind it in our collection of picturesque towns, each nestled near the other, all far beyond the ordinary as shopping destinations.

As you start at the historic Hernando Courthouse in Hernando’s lovely town square and work your way down Commerce Street, you’ll be tempted to linger–and yet you’ll also be pulled onward by the dazzling array of choices. Everything from antiques to glassware, furniture to fashion, cards to collectibles. Plus, one-of-a-kind pottery, jewelry and much more.

Horn Lake Lovely, then & now. Elvis brought Priscilla here after their wedding, and today the honeymoon is still going strong between shoppers and the delightful stores of Horn Lake. Start at I-55 and Goodman Road and head west for home and garden buys that are only the beginning. Be sure to visit historic Bull Frog Corner.

Olive Branch Choice with charm. Haven’t been to our picturesque Old Towne? Prepare to surrender to its charms– plus the phenomenal choices. Everything from vintage clothing to jewelry, books to pottery. In fact, the city of Olive Branch is a true treasure trove of fashion, furniture and a host of interior finds.

Southaven Lifestyle, your style. Start on Main Street for the irresistible antique shops where you’ll find everything from primitive pieces to glassware to accessories. But your visit won’t be complete without a stop at Southaven Towne Center, the magnificent lifestyle center offering some of the finest brands and selections in the Mid-South. 40



Olive Branch

Enjoy DeSoto County’s variety of antique shopping.

Old Towne Antiques & Gifts

Hernando Buddy’s Antiques

Antiques & collectibles, clocks, furniture, civil war memorabilia. 151 East Commerce Street · 662-429-5338 Monday-Saturday 8am-3:30pm Sunday 12pm-3pm

Jeremiah’s Journey

Indoor Market with 27 vendors. 135 East Commerce Street 662-469-9418 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Kilgore’s Antiques

All types of antiques. 2818 Hwy 51 South · 901-485-7975 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Tin Roof Market

The place to shop for all things unique and shabby chic! Find local art, home decor, pottery, handcrafted jewelry and more. 2556 Hwy 51 South· 662-429-9006 Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-2pm

Deals in everything! 9117 Pigeon Roost Road 662-893-2323 or 901-521-7474 Monday-Saturday 10am-2pm

Shack Antique Mall

Dealer in antiques & collectibles. 9086 Pigeon Roost Road 662-893-3082 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 1pm-5pm

Tique Collectibles

American, English, French & Primitive furniture; Large selection of Arthur Court. 63 Vaughn Lane · 662-895-6372 By appointment only

Southaven Silver Dollar Trading Post

Antiques, collections, furniture, old signs and more. Antiques & Collectors auction is held 1st and 3rd Saturday, every month at 6pm. 310 Stateline Road West · 662-393-2646 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm


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All areas of DeSoto County are easily accessible via several main roads and highways. Listed are a few mileage calculations that may help you get from one area of the county to another.

Stateline Road from Hwy 61 to I-55 . . . . . . . . . . . 7 miles Goodman Road from Hwy 61 to I-55 . . . . . . . . . . 7 miles Goodman Road from I-55 to Hwy 78 . . . . . . . . . . 8 miles I-69 from I-55 to Hwy 61 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 miles Church Road from Hwy 61 to Hwy 305 . . . . . . . . .19 miles I-55 from Hernando to Goodman Road . . . . . . . . . 9 miles Getwell from Goodman Road to Byhalia Road . . . . . . 7 miles Hwy 305 from Hwy 78 to Byhalia Road . . . . . . . 5.75 miles 43


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