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Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo
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Serving as a path for Native Americans, animals, and settlers, Natchez Trace Parkway can be explored today by driving, hiking, horseback riding, and through other activities. Explore the 714.6 km (444 mi) parkway by visiting the prehistoric mound sites, waterfalls, archeological sites, cypress swamps, overlooks, and historic sites along the way. The parkway was a migratory route for bison and other game; Native Americans followed the traces of bison and other game, solidifying this trail. Eventually, this route became the fastest communication between key settlements. A parkway map shows each mile marker and sites along the Trace (mileposts are numbered starting at Natchez, which is mile marker 0). There are limited amenities along the parkway itself, so make sure you have fuel and other essentials before you embark on your journey, or travel off the path a few miles to visit neighboring towns with amenities. Make Natchez Trace Parkway a part of your Tupelo vacation plans using our Tupelo vacation planner.
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  • We live in a big country, and, traveling across it, we're typically trying to get from one city to the next as quickly as possible. The Natchez Trace is a 444-mile reminder to slow down and recall how...  more »
  • Never heard of this National Park. We only drove through part of this parkway. We stopped at a visitor center and the young man was very helpful. We walked back on the actual trail and saw 13 unknown ...  more »
  • This is a wonderful experience - so glad the National Park Service owns it. The drive is leisurely, not commercial establishments along the way, just frequent and remarkably interesting historic sites...  more »