The Unique Park Everyone In Mississippi Should Visit At Least Once
By Daniella DiRienzo|Published October 18, 2016
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for more than 30 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as the Mississippi-based Parents & Kids Magazine. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo may not have officially opened until 2001, but it was actually in the works since 1997. It all began when cattle ranch owner, Dan Franklin, started adding buffalo to his ranch. Before long, his herd had grown to over 300. Eventually, more animals, including several exotic species, were added to the mix. Today, the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo is home to hundreds of animals and offers a ton of hands-on activities, making it a destination everyone should visit at least once.