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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

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

January 21, 2020

TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10 am to noon on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its […]

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Early Morning Traffic Safety Checkpoint

January 21, 2020

TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway rangers conducted a traffic safety checkpoint just south of the City of Tupelo during the early peak commute hours on January 15, 2020. This checkpoint was designed to remove unlawfully operated vehicles, such as impaired or unlicensed drivers, from the Parkway during peak traffic. “This checkpoint allowed us to focus […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Beak Knows Best”

January 14, 2020

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Beak Knows Best,” a Junior Ranger program on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00am at the Parkway Visitor Center. Join a park ranger for this 45-minute program to learn how you can determine what a bird might eat just by looking at […]

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

January 10, 2020

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those pioneers who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. The public is invited […]

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Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

January 8, 2020

TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway will conduct several small prescribed fires (controlled burns) during the month of January 2020 in accordance with the schedule below. These prescribed fires will help to restore the native prairie and open woodlands, as well as reduce hazardous fuels that could burn in a wildfire. Prescribed Fire Name Milepost […]

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Temporary Ramp Closures at I-55

January 7, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS: Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that the I-55 North (milepost 101.3) and South (milepost 101.2) bound ramps exiting the Parkway in Ridgeland, Mississippi will close for repairs for approximately one week each. The North bound ramp is closed as of today. Once it re-opens, the South bound ramp will close for repairs. Entry […]

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