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Tupelo Hardware Company

114 W. Main Street, Main & Front Streets, Tupelo, MS 38804
662-842-4637
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Tupelo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
Description: Store where Elvis was claimed to have shopped as a kid.
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Had the pleasure of seeing this place 2 times this year and again a must see for the fan and just meeting great friendly people that want to do anything to please you.

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Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The staff are friendly and although they’ve probably done it a thousand times, they’re happy to tell you the story how Elvis got his first guitar when his mother took him to the store on his 10th birthday. They’ll also point out the “X” marked on the floor where Elvis stood. The store is large, and they also sell a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This store is full of history. The staff enjoys visiting with you and sharing some of the unusual things they have in the store. They still sell guitars.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I just love an old fashioned hardware store and this one even comes with an Elvis story. Stop by and I'm sure the friendly owner will tell you the story too!

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Greenville, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

As you visit downtown Tupelo, you will want to stop by the hardware store where Elvis and his mother went shopping for his 10th Birthday. The store, now in the 4th generation of the Booth family, will make you feel welcome and love telling the story as they show you to the duct taped "X" in front of the sales... More

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The story goes Elvis wanted an air rifle or a bike for his birthday....his mother wanted neither as they were both likely to injure him one way or another...he got a guitar...great place to visit if you're doing the whole Elvis trail from his birthplace up into Memphis.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This place has not changed either, they have one person who waits on Elvis fans, can you believe it. Again as in the whole town the people are friendly and great. The lady tells the story about Elvis and waits on you. Had to buy a t-shirt.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Just stepping through the door you could feel like the day Elvis walked in with his Mom for his first guitar (although apparently he wanted a rifle). It's got a nice corner set up to where Elvis got his guitar. We talked to the Owner and he was very nice to talk with and this was the highlight of our... More

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

You can get just about any hardware you need at this diversified, old-fashioned, general hardware store, but don't leave until you've been given the grand tour of the guitars! This is where Elvis Presley, as a child, bought his first guitar. You can have your picture taken where he bought it. We even had Christmas cards made from the picture... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I was surprised that for as much marketing that is done to promote the hardware store as "the place" where Elvis's music career began that a visit to the store was very, well, underwhelming. I expected there to be more, but I entered the store and it was just a hardware store. If you look closely there is a very... More

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