A Drive through 10,000 Years of History

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive through three states. It roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace" a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping along the parkway.

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The Natchez Trace Parkway is more than a scenic drive. Discover the many recreational opportunities that can be found along the way.

Cyclists pedal through the rolling hills of the parkway.

Bicycle the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route. Start planning your next cycling adventure.

A historic 1820s plantation house obscured by a crepe myrtle.

Places to Go and Things to See

Start planning the places you want to stop at and the things you wish to see as your travel the Natchez Trace Parkway.

A tree stands at the edge of a farm field along a split-rail fence.

Watch Our Short Web Videos to Learn More

Whether you are interested in history, nature, recreation, or all three, our web shorts will whet your appetite for a visit.

Last updated: September 9, 2020

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Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


(800) 305-7417
The Visitor Center is open during normal business hours seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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