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Natchez Trace Parkway

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Nice change of pace

Taking the trace is a nice change of pace. The scenery is beautiful especially in the fall when the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tupelo, Mississippi
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Fun, interesting and beautiful drive

WHat a great look at history and country side. Unfortunately, we drove it on a cloudy, drizzly cool... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This 444-mile parkway follows a Native American footpath from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN.
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2680 Natchez Trace Pkwy, Tupelo, MS 38804-9715
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Taking the trace is a nice change of pace. The scenery is beautiful especially in the fall when the leaves change. In the spring when the weather is nice roll down the windows and enjoy the fresh air

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WHat a great look at history and country side. Unfortunately, we drove it on a cloudy, drizzly cool day, but we seemed to have the whole place to ourselves. Colors were good, sun would have made them better and we did not stop at all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of great trails and places to stop and stretch your legs. Bathroom stops regularly which are a great help.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emerieandkennasmommy
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We took a tour of the Trace around Tupelo (to the northside) in the Spring. We packed a picnic lunch and ate it at the Visitor's Center just above Tupelo. The time was spring and the Dogwoods were blooming. Absolutely a Must See! The Visitor's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We took the parkway from Natchez to near Nashville, and had to stop due to darkness and too many deer on the road. The area near Tupelo is a good place to stop and get gas and snacks, since going south there is not much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ride in peaceful woods of Natchez Trace. Never a disappointing ride. It's well maintained and marked.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ltdburnett
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Drove the Natchez Trace Parkway recently from Tupelo MS to the exit for Florence AL. The Parkway is a relatively slow drive (max speed 50 mph) with very low traffic but it is a relaxing and woodland scenic drive. No services and no signs to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom E B
Reviewed November 27, 2018

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile (715k) long greenway stretching from Natchez, MS to just south of Nashville, TN and follows a natural travel corridor known as the Natchez Trace. While use of the trail dates back to prehistoric times, use of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

We took the Trace from Jackson MS down to Natchez, and that couldn't have been a better decision! NO traffic, no billboards, no trucks, nothing but forest and peace and quiet! A wonderful change after a few days on the interstate! it's a beautiful drive,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful drive. Started in Franklin finished in Natches. A lot of markers ofpoints of interest. Are hidden jewel on the parkway mile marker 338 the Stonewall. Got the information at Clinton visiting Center. They were very helpful and courteous

Date of experience: November 2018
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February 6, 2019|
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Response from B0bK | Reviewed this property |
You will be fine and you will love the ride. Take your time and explore the various sights along the way. Do be careful of bicycles that will share the road with you.
October 9, 2018|
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Response from CarolinaBecky | Reviewed this property |
We stayed one night in Florence AL and found it delightful. There is a lovely Frank Lloyd Wright house there that is now a museum, just as the original owners left it. A nice downtown and some pleasant restaurants.
October 9, 2018|
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Response from marcia p | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I stayed in Tupelo, MS. There are good hotels there. It is the birth place of Elvis. We drove by the house after dinner downtown. There is more there than just the house. Wish we had time to make a full visit.
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Karen E
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Deep South road trip (3 Replies)
We are looking to do a road trip of the Deep South to incorporate Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. Where else should we go? Is the Natchez Trace Parkway worth travelling on? We have 15 days, flying from the UK in September 2019. Is September a good time to go? Thanks!
August 09, 2018|
Response fromPeachBelle8288|
Since covering TN, MS and LA post on the road trip forum. Many of us travel these routes often. Between Memphis and New Orleans great places to stop are Vicksburg and Natchez along MS river.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Drive Flagstaff to Las Vegas (22 Replies)
Hi - any help much appreciated hope to do Amtrack holiday next year - plan to stop off at Flagstaff need some help with a bit of our itinerary - we hope to stop off at Flagstaff to see GC we then hope to hire car to drive a bit of 66 en route to Vegas our next point of tour . So questions are should we drive to GC rather than train and is there scenic drive to Vegas you would recommend rather than highway we did Natchez Trace Parkway a few years ago and it was great drive for...More
June 15, 2015|
Response fromhaggishunter66|
thanks much appreciated
Dave B
Glossop, United Kingdom
Tupelo to Vicksburg. Where to make overnight stop? (4 Replies)
We'll be travelling from Tupelo to Vicksburg in October as part of our holiday. We've allowed two days so that we can drive down the Natchez Trace Parkway, with side trips to points of interest. Any advice on the best place to make our overnight stop would be appreciated - both general, i.e. which town to stop at & specific,i.e. lodging recommendations (we like to use B & B's wherever possible).
July 23, 2015|
Response fromRepman1969|
Never stayed here but it is on Natchez Trace. trace.http://www.frenchcamp.org/historic/index.cfm/bed-and-breakfast-inn/