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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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  • If you're looking for a road that you can make great time on or speed, this isn't the road for you. However, if you're looking for a long road that you can leisurely drive while taking in the beauty o...  more »
  • This is a nice road for a leisurely drive. It extends 444 miles and passes through Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. It wasn't completed until 2005. There are many interesting things to see along t...  more »
  • Been on the trace many, many times and found it a challenge this time. It seems the lack of rain and the ground contracting has caused many problems with the road. Lots of area's where it feels like y...  more »