Parkway Visitor Center is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 266.0.

Hiking Trail northern trailhead of the 6 mile-long Blackland Prairie Trail (Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail)
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Parkway Visitor Center - Tupelo, Mississippi - Natchez Trace Parkway
Parkway Visitor Center Mississippi

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Tupelo, MS Paving Project Closure and Detour

The second phase of paving between mileposts 262.5 and 266.1 began on October 11, 2021.
During phase two of paving (estimated to last 2 months) the Parkway Visitor Center will remain open, although not directly from the Parkway. Visitors can travel to the visitor center via Hwy 145 (N Gloster Street).

Click here for more info and a map and directions for both the Marked Detour Route and an Alternate Bicycle Route.

The Natchez Trace Headquarters is located adjacent to the parkway in Tupelo. Information Center, bookstore, exhibits, short movie, restrooms, nature walk and offices.

The visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Visitor center phone number is 662.680.4027.

Nearby, is the northern trailhead of the 6 mile-long Blackland Prairie Trail (a segment of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail). You can walk/hike south to the Old Town Overlook site or further south to the Chickasaw Village Site.

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  • Approximate time to explore site: 15-45 minutes
  • Click for a Location Map
  • Latitude: 34.3304166
    Longitude: -88.709833
    Elevation (approximate): 328 feet
    Milepost: 266.0
  • Short, easy to remember URL for Parkway Visitor Center
    bit.ly/ntt-parkwayvisitorcenter
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