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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
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails
Activities: Driving, Biking
Description: This 444-mile parkway follows a Native American footpath from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, scenic easygoing drive! Nature trails. Historical sites. Runs Natchez, MS to right outside Nashville, TN. It's federal property, and the top speed limit is 50 mph. (Federal fine if you get stopped for speeding, and THEY DON'T PLAY!) However, no stop lights make for a nice drive! From cypress swamps to the Ross Barnett Reservoir, from the Tennessee River... More

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Driving the trace is a relaxingdrive if you are not in a hurry. The speed limit is 50 MPH and monitored regularly. It is a scenic drive with limited crossroads, electrical wires, and housing. Historical sites are along the way. The Northern end close to Nashville is exceptionaly pretty. Limited restrooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Trace is a beautiful drive...no commercial trucks allowed and a leisurely pace - 55mph. You have to plan your stops for gas/food. We were pulling a travel trailer and enjoyed not having to fight with the big rigs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Want to get off the Interstate merry-go-round? Give yourself a well deserved treat and take the Natchez Trace Parkway for a ride worth remembering.

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Corinth, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was beautiful even in winter!! The waterfalls were partially frozen, just breathtaking. We loved walking and seeing all the exhibits! Watch out for deer in the evenings!

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Grand Rapids
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Do not take this if you are in a hurry because the speed limit is 50mph. We drove from Tupelo to Jackson and stopped off at almost all of the important stops. Don't miss The Big Cypress Swamp stop. Of course go to the park visitor center for a map. Nice ranger there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Hubby and I have toured the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherohala Skyway, so we wanted something different. As the weather was still cool in March, we decided to ride the entire Natchez Trace Parkway. This road is in excellent shape and is well designed. There are some interesting bridges, especially the one across the Tennessee River. However, there was... More

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Burns, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

and left with our next idea for a short get away...drive the entire Trace. The exhibits were very informative, the gift shop had many useful books to plan future trips along the Trace. Don't miss the movie about the history of the road. And the center, of course is free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Go to the visitor center at the Tupelo entrance for a map and a quick explanation of sights. The National park guard recommended us the indian mounds, the old sunken trail, the cypress swamp (half a mile quick walk around gators). Hard to spot their locations though. Nice 1 lane scenic road with no lorries, 50 mph max so don't... More

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Crystal Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is a highway. No, it's a National Park. Well, it's both. By highway, you need to get the image of an interstate out of your mind. This is a 2 lane road which winds northeast to southwest through Mississippi -- from Nashville to Natchez. The Trace is the route where the Indians traveled years ago to trade the goods.... More

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