Place

Parkway Visitor Center, Milepost 266

A one story brick building surrounded by large trees.
The Parkway Visitor Center is a great place to stretch your legs.

NPS photo / Jane Farmer

Quick Facts

Bicycle - Rack, Captioned Media, First Aid Kit Available, Information, Information - Maps Available, Information - Ranger/Staff Member Present, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Low-Vision Access, Open Captioning, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Bottle-Filling Station, Water - Drinking/Potable, Wheelchair Accessible, Wheelchairs Available

This visitor center is about mid-point of the Natchez Trace Parkway, at Tupelo, Mississippi. There is access to a short paved trail and the northern terminus of the Blackland section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail. The grounds are planted with native plants such as azaleas, oakleaf hydrangea, magnolias and oaks. Fourteen picnic tables surround the center. 

Information and a 16-minute movie is available during open hours, 9am-4:30pm, everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. The visitor center may not be open during severe weather. Restrooms are on the side of the building. 

The Eastern National, America's National Parks bookstore if open from 9am to 4:15pm.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Last updated: October 3, 2022