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Natchez Trace Parkway

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Address: 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone Number: 800-305-7417
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Activities: Biking, Driving, Hiking, Horseback riding, Walking
Description: This 444-mile parkway follows a Native American footpath from Natchez, MS...
This 444-mile parkway follows a Native American footpath from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN.
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Great viewing when warm out

Love the drive around hwy 51 miss the trace in Nashville.As a kid my Dad would take us to Alabama way to see my Grandparent's. Exit Cherokee. or something lots of memories.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Love the drive around hwy 51 miss the trace in Nashville.As a kid my Dad would take us to Alabama way to see my Grandparent's. Exit Cherokee. or something lots of memories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We entered at tupela and contiued to jackson, and drove 60 mph the whole way. It was sunday afternoon, and during that 150 or so miles, 5 cars passed me, and I passed 2 cars. Now feb 22 is not summer, so numbers would be different then. No bikes or motorcycles either. We stopped at the burial mounds and at... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spent as much time as possible on the Natchez Trace Parkway, both to the north and to the south of Jackson, while we were there. With there not being any deciduous leaf cover, it was quite easy to see the terrain, vegetation, and fauna. It was sunny and about 50 so the birds were quite busy. It was nice to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've read some if the less positive reviews. Anyone who expects a spectacularly scenic drive in Mississippi doesn't know their geography. This drive is about experiencing the history and trying to imagine people with the grit and determination to walk from Natchez to Nashville -- truly a monumental undertaking, and some hardy souls did it multiple times. We drove almost... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a park we would never have gone known about if we weren't in this part of the country, but I was happy to get off the more boring interstates. It was February so the bare trees aren't so interesting and it was too cold to get out and hike which I can imagine would be really nice. I... More 

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Warren, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Beautiful drive. We took the Trace from Tupelo to Jackson because it is a straight shot and scenic. But did not consider the amount of deer that would come out at dusk and dark. There were deer everywhere. So if traveling at night - be aware- deer will be on or near the road often.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

U have to LOVE this history It is a LONG BORING road I made my hubby drive off of it at first opening

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My wife and I traveled the Trace twice from Nashville to Kosciusko, MS. We pull our 5th wheel trailer, and enjoy the slow pace and lite traffic of the road. We will travel it again this May if plans hold. Enjoy the many stops along the way of points of interest. We have enjoyed the free camping, especially the Merriwether... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Nothing to see. Old worn out exhibits. Too many bicycles on the narrow road way. Not a good drive. Not all that it's hyped up to be

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We took a leisurely 3 days to drive along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi (it could be done much more quickly). It was lovely, peaceful and beautiful, even in January. I can imagine that it would be much prettier in spring, summer or fall. We enjoyed stopping at all of the historical markers - each has a reader board... More 

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