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. Our Tupelo online route planner makes visiting Natchez Trace Parkway and other Tupelo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • October 3, 2017
    The park is about 440 miles long and only about 800 feet wide. It crosses three US states. It is beautiful and there is not a neon sign in sight. You can definitely relax at various stops along the wa...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    I've traveled the Trace several times, so after fighting the traffic in Nashville I decided to take this great road on my trip to Vicksburg. It only took a few miles for me to relax and start enjoying...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I only wish I had time to drive the entire Trace. As it was, I managed more than 100 miles from just north of Tupelo, to just short of Jackson. The visitor center was very nice; I enjoyed a handful of...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    First time here. Bicycled for a couple hours. Beautiful, scenic, no trucks and light traffic!
  • June 8, 2017
    The parkway is a beautiful road with a lot of history.
  • March 12, 2017
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