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Oren Dunn City Museum

689 Rutherford Road, Tupelo, MS 38801
+1 662-841-6438
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Great little stop

Great little museum. Especially the Veterans Museum. We got to meet Tony (who has been collecting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer B
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Pismo Beach, California
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Veteran's Museum in the Back - Don't Miss It

We stopped here on our way back home, and the Veteran's museum, curated by Tony Lute, was the best... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2017
jandc5744
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Pinellas Park, Florida, USA
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Housed in a 1937 dairy barn, Oren Dunn City Museum offers a unique view into our region's past. The museum's collection reflects the local and regional history of Tupelo and northeast Mississippi, focusing mainly on major milestones of agriculture, industry and local memorabilia. Examples include: the 1864 Civil War Battle of Harrisburg, the 1936 Tupelo Tornado, Hospital on the Hill, and a 1940's era model railroad of downtown Tupelo. In addition to the our permanent exhibits, Oren Dunn City Museum hosts seasonal exhibits, including but not limited to, the Annual Holiday Toy Exhibit in conjunction with the Lighting of the Museum and the Fossil Road Show & Geology Exhibit. We host two festivals each year: the Dudie Burger Festival, the first Saturday in May, and the Dogtrot Festival, the third Saturday in October. We host annual programs including Museum Summer Camp and Living History Days. Although the museum is closed on Saturdays, we provide special Saturday programming throughout the year. Check us out on the Oren Dunn City Museum Facebook page.
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689 Rutherford Road, Tupelo, MS 38801
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+1 662-841-6438
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum. Especially the Veterans Museum. We got to meet Tony (who has been collecting war memorabilia since he was 16!) who gave us a little private tour of his collection. The rest of the museum is on local Tupelo history. Great little stop...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

We stopped here on our way back home, and the Veteran's museum, curated by Tony Lute, was the best! He was friendly and warm, and showed us around all the pieces he's collected over the years - some one-of-a-kind that are true treasures. Covering wars...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Attached to the Oren Dunn Museum is a private military collection displayed in a connected building. We were greeted by Tony Lute, the curator/owner who made it come alive. Tony, as he asked us to call him, is an Army Veteran who started collecting while...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

There are many, many artifacts to see. A great look into our past. I took a 4 yr old, 9 yr old, 10 yr old, and an 11 yr old. We all enjoyed our time at the museum.

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Reviewed September 30, 2016

If you have any interest whatsoever in the history of Lee County and how life was over the past centuries, this is the place to visit.

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Reviewed September 20, 2016

I recently went with my son on a school field trip. Everything was very interesting and there was a lot to see. The Veterans museum was awesome! Tony was very informative and kept everyone's attention. You definitely need more than 20 - 30 minutes to...More

Thank Kim R
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

We spent one night in Tupelo and had a couple of hours to fill before leaving. So glad we went to the Veterans Museum! The collection of America's Wars is staggering and the curator obviously is an expert! We could have spent several hours there,...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Tony was so sweet and very informative. I like all the props in the museum. I hope to go back to visit. Kristen W.

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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I took a road trip to Tupelo and we did go to this place !! The gentlemen working there were nice and very informative !! The park was awesome we didn't walk around but it looked very nice !! Maybe next time...More

Thank Jacqueline P
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Rae M, Manager at Oren Dunn City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2016

Thank you so much for stopping by! We love to hear from our visitors.

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Reviewed March 17, 2016

This stop was very nice! To start off, admission for adults is only 8.00. Also, right next to the museum is a neat little pond with a walking track and a playground (perfect if you and kids have been cooped up in a vehicle/it's free!)....More

Thank Jami P
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Crystal O
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Response from Rae M | Property representative |
Thanks for reaching out to us. Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for children, ages 4-16; Sr. Citizens 60+ are $3. We offer free admission to veterans and military with military ID.
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