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Natchez Trace Pkwy, Tupelo

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Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Serving as a path for Native Americans, animals, and settlers, Natchez Trace Pkwy can be explored today by driving, hiking, horseback riding, and through other activities. Explore the 714.6 km (444 mi) parkway by visiting the prehistoric mound sites, waterfalls, archeological sites, cypress swamps, overlooks, and historic sites along the way. The parkway was a migratory route for bison and other game; Native Americans followed the traces of bison and other game, solidifying this trail. Eventually, this route became the fastest communication between key settlements. A parkway map shows each mile marker and sites along the Trace (mileposts are numbered starting at Natchez, which is mile marker 0). There are limited amenities along the parkway itself, so make sure you have fuel and other essentials before you embark on your journey, or travel off the path a few miles to visit neighboring towns with amenities. Our Tupelo online route planner makes visiting Natchez Trace Pkwy and other Tupelo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I’ve been on the parkway a few times in the past and have always enjoyed the drive. Not a ton of traffic nor traffic signals. Trace seems well policed and very clean.  more »
  • The parkway is 444 miles long but you can easily visit just a small piece of this well kept parkway to see the beauty. The parkway has no billboards and is not open to commercial traffic of any kind.....  more »

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