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Natchez Trace Parkway

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804
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Ranked #2 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I'm driving the entire Trace on this trip. I've been pleasantly surprised by the great condition of the road, the views, the lack of traffic, the numerous picnic areas, points of interest, and peacefulness of the Trace. However, there are no gas stations or places to eat. You have to exit the Trace for restaurants and gas. Usually, there is... More

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We use the trace as a low traffic short cut to get across town and it usually ends up being a relaxing escape from the stop lights and hustle of Tupelo. The stops along the way are great with hiking trails and I see people with their dogs around them often.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This three state parkway is a must do. It is a historic corridor that bisected the nations of the Natchez, Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians. There are probably over 100 historic points of interest. Some of my favorites, Meriwether Lewis gravesite, who died on the trail in 1809, Cypress Swap and the Emerald Mound. I picked up the trail at the... More

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Western Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took a motorcycle trip from Nashville down the trace to Tupelo. Very nice road with some good Mississippi and Tennessee scenery. We got just a little bored after a while. I think the most scenic parts of the road are in the Nashville area. Enjoyed the Lewis memorial, and the Pharr mounds were cool. I think a history buff... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful scenery, no commercial traffic, easy on/off for gas and food, 50 mph speed limit (don't go over 53/54 or you will get a ticket, and relax and enjoy the beautiful road, woods, historic stops....amazing and interesting!

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Wytheville, Va.
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Trying to bike the parkway in two trip. The first 190 miles was great. We had good weather and good places to camp. Some of it had more traffic than I prefer, but still good.

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Lawrence, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very friendly staff at Tupelo info center. Answered all questions , gave lots of good advice. Am planning to bike 300miles from Natchez to NW Ala. In Oct.

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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Natchez Trace Parkway, part of the National Park system, has smooth pavement, gentle hills, winding curves, and little traffic. It’s a great route to bike! The Tennessee section is the most scenic. The northernmost ten miles near Nashville has the busiest traffic, but also the coolest bridge at Hwy 96. The parkway has a maximum vehicle speed of 50... More

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Hope, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We rode it on a motorcycle. No stop signs. Minimal traffic. Many different terrains. Deer and turkey. A gps is handy to find gas and lodging. Don't be afraid to jump off and see things along the way. Lieper's fork just below Nashville is really neat. Some folks complain about the 50 MPH speed limit but we found it to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A really nice road to ride. Not much traffic and the roads are very well maintained especially in Tennessee.

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