Natchez Trace Top 30 Favorite Sites

There are over 90 sites along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Which ones are the most interesting, scenic, historic...? We have traveled up and down the Trace many times and have compiled a Top 30 list. Two of the thirty are off the Trace but are very popular. Below they are listed going north to south.

We have created two PDF files that you can view/download/print (we can also mail one to you) - a map of the parkway that highlights the Top 30 sites:

Listed for each site are the milepost location, name of site, info about the site and the approximate time to view/explore the site. Click on either the thumbnail picture or site name for more information, pictures and a location map for the site.

Tennessee Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

 

Alabama Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

 

  • Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall - milepost 337.9 (east of Trace 150 yards) - Indian History, Modern Marvel - 15-60 minutes
  • Rock Spring - milepost 330.2 - Hiking Trail, Nature Area - 10-60 minutes
  • Colbert Ferry - milepost 327.3 - Indian History, Old Trace, Modern Marvel, Picnic Area, Restroom - 15-45 minutes

Mississippi Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

 

  • Tishomingo State Park - milepost 304.5 (adjacent to the parkway) - Hiking Trail, Picnic Area, History/Nature Exhibit, Daily Use Fee - 20-90 minutes
  • Pharr Mounds - milepost 286.7 - Indian History, Picnic Area, Restroom - 10-20 minutes
  • Confederate Gravesites and Old Trace - milepost 269.4 - Civil War History, Old Trace - 15-30 minutes
  • Parkway Information Center - milepost 266.0 - History/Nature Exhibit, Visitor/Info Center, Hiking Trail, Restroom - 15-45 minutes
  • Chickasaw Village Site - milepost 261.8 - Hiking Trail, Indian History - 10-30 minutes
  • Bynum Mounds - milepost 232.4 - Indian History - 10-20 minutes
  • Jeff Busby Park - milepost 193.1 - Hiking Trail, Scenic Overlook, Picnic Area, Restroom - 15-45 minutes
  • French Camp - milepost 180.7 - Old Trace, Restroom - 10-60 minutes
  • River Bend - milepost 122.6 - Picnic Area, Restroom - 10-20 minutes
  • Cypress Swamp - milepost 122.0 - Hiking Trail, Nature Area - 10-30 minutes
  • Reservoir Overlook - milepost 105.6 - Scenic Overlook - 10-20 minutes
  • Rocky Springs - milepost 54.8 - Hiking Trail, Old Trace, Picnic Area, Restroom - 10-45 minutes
  • Sunken Trace - milepost 41.5 - Old Trace - 10-30 minutes
  • Windsor Ruins - milepost 30.0 (10 miles northwest of the Trace) 25 minutes drive time, 15-30 minutes
  • Mount Locust - milepost 15.5 - Hiking Trail, Old Trace, History/Nature Exhibit, Restroom - 15-60 minutes
  • Emerald Mound - milepost 10.3 - Indian History - 10-30 minutes

Receive a FREE copy of our four color map of the parkway highlighting the Top 30 Favorite Sites! Click here to order.

Note: for your convenience the National Park Service displays a milepost on the east side of the parkway. Mileposts start at 1 on the southern end of the Trace near Natchez and end at 444 at the northern terminus (The Natchez Trace Parkway is 444 miles long.). Throughout this website, mileposts are used to help you locate attractions along the trace and exits on/off the Trace to help you find towns, attractions and bed and breakfasts located just off the Trace.


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