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The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. This scenic parkway links Natchez with Nashville and crosses some of the most beautiful terrain in the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. The Parkway has been declared a National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road, and has been chosen as one of America’s 10 best biking roads. Open year-round for motorists, hikers and bikers, it provides visitors the opportunity for an unhurried trip through time.

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What to Do

There are so many great historic and cultural highlights to visit on the Natchez Trace Parkway that it can seem difficult just deciding where to start. Allow us to help! From visiting interpretive sites to enjoying a tasty bite to eat in one of our 18 communities, your Natchez Trace journey will be filled with adventure.

Latest Trace News

Leiper’s Fork

January 9, 2011

Historic Leiper’s Fork combines an eclectic mix of country simplicity and sophisticated charm. An outdoor lawn-chair theatre along with antiques, artisan and unique gift shops plus delicious country cooking provide a fun time for travelers venturing off the Parkway.

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Franklin

January 9, 2011

Rich in history, Franklin is just minutes from Nashville and offers the grand beauty of Victorian and Antebellum architecture backdropped by the breathtaking, rolling countryside that is special to Middle Tennessee.

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Nashville

January 9, 2011

Country, rock, blues, gospel, jazz or bluegrass – Nashville delivers on its title of Music City every day. If music is what draws you to our city, you won’t leave disappointed. We’re very proud of our legacy as the home of Country music, but Music City is also overflowing with festivals, clubs and events.

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

December 2, 2010

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will perform living history demonstrations that show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. The demonstrations will take place at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center (located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi) from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Meriwether Lewis Arts & Craft Festival

December 2, 2010

The Natchez Trace Parkway will host the annual Meriwether Lewis Arts and Craft Festival at the Meriwether Lewis Monument Site (Mile Post 385.9). The festival is sponsored by the Maury County Arts Guild and will take place October 9 and 10, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, November 27, 2010

December 2, 2010

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will perform living history demonstrations that show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. The demonstrations will take place at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center (located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi) from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

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