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Natchez Trace Parkway

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804
800-305-7417
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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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New Milton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We only drove a short bit of this looooong road but it was worth the detour to see a much prettier side of Mississippi than you get from the freeways and larger state roads. We also went a step further and went for a bit of an explore down some of the side routes branching off from the Parkway: Point... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Used the Parkway for part of the drive from Nashville to Tupelo and it was beautiful! Takes a bit longer then using the freeways, but it was so green and peaceful, making it totally worth it. It is a two lane highway with nothing on the side of the roads but lush, green vegetation. Didn't have to worry about traffic... More

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Honey Grove, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I often travel across the United States, primarily by motorcycle, and the Natchez Trace Parkway is one of the best in the country. It crosses three states and offers a variety of history and scenic views that are seldom matched - anywhere! It is slow and laid back, peaceful, and very historic. One of the best parts is the price... More

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Miles and miles of peace, quiet and monotony at speeds to challenge your awakeness generating ability. If you have to meet a reservation, you need a faster road. If you want to break for wildlife, go to Wisconsin. This will give you the thrill of feeling alone, abandoned, disconnected from modernity, close to nature red in tooth and claw. Carry... More

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Starkville, Mississippi
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a two lane road that does go through some scenic spots, but largely it is just a two lane, tree lined road until you get to an attraction or two. It's okay, but it's not a life changing experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We drove the Parkway from Nashville to Tupelo in an RV. Great scenery, wildlife, national parks and historical sites along the way. A double arch bridge located at the north end of the Parkway is one of our favorite points of interest.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Trace is a great place for a motorcycle ride. Lots of history and information. Relaxing pace.And it is free!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Near Nashville, there were at least 20 bicycles for every car. Fortunately, the auto traffic was very light. Farther south, there were fewer bicycles, and finally there seemed to be none at all. I wanted to see the Meriwether Lewis site, and it was very interesting. Glad I went. The Chickasaw Village site near Tupelo was reasonably interesting, some good... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We drove the entire National Park parkway from Tupelo MS to Nashville TN to see the trace. There are many historical sites along the way that depict the historical significance of this road to the early development of our mid-western states and their economy. And traveling in an RV there are some very nice national parks and campgrounds to enjoy... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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