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Natchez Trace Parkway

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804
800-305-7417
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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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Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Indiana
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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Mableton
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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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Toronto, Canada
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240 reviews 240 reviews
102 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Natchez Trace Parkway cuts through Tupelo, making the town a great place to begin a drive on the historic highway. Here are a few great reasons to do this... 1. It is free. 2. It is listed in Patricia Schultz book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. 3. It is calming. Imagine turning off the cell phone and the... More

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our group of 5 seniors (2 American, 3 British) included two sections of "The Trace" in our recent roadtrip to the South. We started in Nashville and drove to Tupelo for the first leg. We feel that it was the more scenic section. On the return trip north, we drove from Natchez to Port Gibson. We really enjoyed the peaceful... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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270 reviews 270 reviews
111 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Don't rush your ride of the Natchez Trace Parkway. take a leisurely cruise and enjoy the wildlife and the peace and tranquility. We split our visit into 1/4s, stopping every day after 2-3 hrs of driving. Stopped in Ridgeland, Tupelo and after a visit to Corinth and Shiloh, an overnite in Florence, AL. Easy progress to end in Nashville area.... More

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Fulton, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Trees. Cows. Fields. Deer. Occasional scenic or historical points of interest. 50 mph. Not a toll road. Not the most expedient or exciting drive but if you don't have a deadline and are just 'cruising' the selcuded feeling and animal sighting can be nice.

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