Our mission is to give every visitor an immersive, beyond-the-ordinary experience by promoting the unique attractions, history and charm of DeSoto County.
Some suggestions to help you get the most out of your visit:
- Visit the DeSoto County Museum. From Hernando DeSoto to Jerry Lee Lewis, from the Civil War to Civil Rights, the history of DeSoto County is truly fascinating.
- Stop by Elvis Presley's Circle G Ranch. Yes, "The King" was the one-time owner of this property which is now being lovingly restored. When complete, guests will be able to explore the honeymoon cottage, horse stables, 14-acre lake and more. You can't miss it, as a 55 ft. white cross towers over the property.
- Discover the DeSoto County Courthouse. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, spectacular wall murals inside the courthouse depict the discovery of the Mighty Mississippi River.
- Be an "Agri-Tourist." Trust us, it's delicious. Pick your own fruit at Nesbit Blueberry Plantation, lose yourself in the “Corn Maize” and choose your own pumpkins at Cedar Hill Farm, and learn from the "tree artists" pros at Brussel’s Bonsai, the largest importer and grower of Bonsai trees in the nation.
- Follow the Mississippi Blues Trail. Walk where some of America's greatest Blues musicians walked, dance where they danced, experience The Blues right where The Blues were born. It begins in Walls, at at the gravesite of the legendary Memphis Minnie.
- There's so much more to enjoy. Historic homes and picture-perfect town squares, shopping (from a 70-store outlet mall to some of The South's best antiquing), 72 holes of championship golf, sailing and fishing on Arkabutla Lake and, truth be told, we can go on forever.
One thing is for sure, you'll never run out of things to do in DeSoto County.
About DeSoto County
Interested in our history? We've got it! DeSoto County was formed in 1836. The county and one of our cities was named after Hernando DeSoto who was the first European explorer to see the Mississippi River. Discover our historic courthouse. Check out our museum that shows the beginnings in 1836 through our current time that includes Jerry Lee Lewis and John Grisham who have roots here.
Interested in the blues? You'll really enjoy driving through our county to see our five MS Blues Trail markers and headstones of some of the best that the music world has known.
Interested in so many things? Yep, we've got it. Farmers Markets, fishing and camping, go see the Mighty Mississippi and watch the river traffic, indoor concerts, outdoor concerts, sports; if you're thinking about it we probably have it.
When we say "Y'all are welcome here," we mean it. DeSoto County is a destination for all, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation.