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Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor's Center

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804 USA

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Sun 8a-5p
  • Independent
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  • No Wifi
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“A great place to begin!”

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

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Reviewed by
Donna Hull

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  • 39 Reviews
  • 19 Helpful
May 29, 2016
Rated 4.0

Travel with American history on a drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Don't have the time to experience the entire route? Enjoy a section at a time. Read about the portion of the Natchez Trace between Mathison to Jackson, Mississippi.

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Tatiana Danger

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March 23, 2016
Rated 4.0

This is a much-respected and much-beloved visitor center. There's also a small museum onsite, and the staff is very informative and friendly.

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kbalman

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July 16, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great pitstop. The visitor center has lots of great information about the parkway and the video is definitely worth a watch. Note if you are doing the junior ranger booklet make sure you get the correct one, the one online is not for the parkway.

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Nancy Sewell

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March 03, 2016

The current route closely follows the original foot passage. Its design harkens back to the way the original interweaving trails aligned as an ancient salt-lick-to-grazing-pasture migratory route of the American Bison and other game that moved between grazing the pastures of central and western Mississippi and the salt and other mineral surface deposits of the Cumberland Plateau.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor's Center

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, Mississippi
38804 USA

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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