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Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo

Categories: National Parks, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 650 reviews on the web
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 had visited some areas on the Trace before, but hadn't been to this part. First stopped at Mt. Locust. Very interesting, & the Rangers on duty were very friendly. Nice to see what was left of the P...  read more »
  • Traveling home from a visit to family in Kentucky, we decided to take this route home. We were are 60 somethings traveling with our grown children and grandkids..ages 6 and 7. The grandkids loved the ...  read more »
  • My wife and I drove the Trace from Jackson to Tupelo. We both loved it! Great scenery and a relaxing drive. 
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