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Natchez Trace Parkway

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Tupelo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails, Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: Biking, Driving, Hiking, Horseback riding, Walking
Description: This 444-mile parkway follows a Native American footpath from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN.
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

No matter your persuasion - this is truly an unforgettable experience. If you are a History Buff, and we are, you will stop at every site posted along the route. That means you need to allow at least three days to traverse the route in some form of ease. IF you try to do it in less time you will... More

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Seneca, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I came to Tupelo in order to cycle this highway. We're glad we did! We are avid recreational cyclists, and have traveled throughout the southeast in order to cycle. We found the Natches Trace to be beautiful and enjoyable to cycle. There is no development, only nature's beauty to enjoy. At some parts of the road, farmland... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

445miles of zero urbanism. Surprisingly little wildlife on the route. Would be very pretty early November when the color on the trees change. A few interesting places to stop but FEW is the key word. Lots of bicycles. Lots of history. 2 lanes 50 miles per hour and the rangers watch for speeders (saw 2 stopped).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We drove the entire parkway in three days. We stopped to read all of the signs along the route. We also did a little hiking and visited all attractions along the way. It was a nice relaxing type of vacation.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful drive along this parkway. We went during fall which gave us a great scenery of fall colors. We got on the parkway outside of Franklin, TN and drove down. The parkway has post to stop and see different historic attractions or just waterfalls.

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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The four of us were on motorcycles and it rained most of the time as we came down from Nashville. What a beautiful and interesting trip. We never got past Tupelo due to pending storms so we headed home. I would like to finish it with my wife next time.

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London, England
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186 reviews 186 reviews
36 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We'd hears a lot about the Natchez Trace and expected from the info for it to be a bit like the Blue Ridge. Not at all. What it does is make a pleasant driving change from interstate as there is so little traffic, no commercial vehicles and a restricted speed limit. What there isn't is much in the way of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Was a nice drive all the way north to Nashville. Plan longer than the one day that I tried though. So much to see!

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Sebastian, Florida
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421 reviews 421 reviews
157 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We drove The Trace all the way from Nashville to Vicksburg and it was a wonderful ride. The scenery was beautiful, very tranquil and serene. What you will get out of the drive depends on how much effort you put into your trip before you start. Yes, you can take the easy way out and stop at a visitor's center... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If it weren't for the weather I might have thought I was driving down the Wye Valley. Green, leafy, pleasant, with well-signposted overlooks and features of (relative) interest. The road is well-maintained, was pretty much free of traffic when we went and the verges had been recently manicured.

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