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  • Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers

    Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »

Traveling Trunks

We have a variety of Travel Trunks for teachers to check out. We may be able to shuttle trunks to a location on the Natchez Trace Parkway that is close to your school. We do not ship Travel Trunks.

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    American Indian Trunk

    This kit is located in Tupelo, MS. It contains replicas of artifacts which allow students to look into the past at how American Indians lived. It also contains books that help students learn the Chickasaw language and understand how different from english other languages can be. The kit contains several types of items, including "artifakes," story books, multimedia CDs, and lesson plans. Borrow the whole kit or any part of the kit.

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    Life Sciences Trunk

    Life Sciences Trunk

    This kit is located in Tupelo, MS and contains furs, skulls, skeletons, and models for many different mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. The kit also includes leaf stamps. The kit contains 11 types of items and totals 65 pieces.

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    Salamander Story Kit

    Salamander Story Kit

    Students will be read a story about salamanders. This kit has 4 types of items, and contains a total of 6 pieces, including a book, and plastic salamander models. It also includes an activity about population density (bag of beans included!).

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    Stream Study Trunk

    Stream Study Trunk

    This kit is located in Tupelo, MS and contains items for both elementary and high school students. The kit provides everything needed to sample streams collect various data. The kit includes 8 types of items for both elementary and high school students with an additional 6 types of items for only high school students. The kit contains a total of 64 pieces. Boots and gloves are also available.

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    Swamp Trunk

    This Swamp Kit it located in Ridgeland, MS and contains 18 different types of objects, totaling 94 piecies within the kit.

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    Travelers of the Trace: Boatman Trunk

    Travelers of the Trace: Boatman Trunk

    This kit is located in Ridgeland, MS and tupelo, MS and contains clothing and other items that the boatmen traveling the Trace may have had. The students can try on the clothes and look and at the objects and pretend they are the boatmen of the past. There are also women's clothing for the girls. The kit contains 41 different items for the students to go back to the past!

Did You Know?

The Sunken Trace at mile post 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The "Sunken Trace" at milepost 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was caused by thousands of travelers walking over the easily eroded loess soil.