TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Work is wrapping up on the latest phase of improvements at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum.
Water is being pumped back into the pond on the north side of the birthplace property in east Tupelo.
Throughout the year, crews have added sidewalks , replaced a bridge, improved landscaping and several other features as part of Phase four of improvements at the popular destination.
Officials say the improvements are an investment in a project honoring the original American Idol.
“We are the number one tourist attraction in the state of Mississippi, the state recognized that and has helped us considerably with about, four million dollars over the last six years, we bring in about 80 thousand visitors to our city every year,” said Dick Guyton, of the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum.
Guyton points out that an outdoor pavilion was completed earlier this year at the birthplace and museum.