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 parkway many times and recommend the sites below as our Natchez Trace Top 30 Favorite Sites. Three of the thirty are off (close to) the parkway, but are very popular with Natchez Trace Travelers.

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Tennessee

Tennessee Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

Tennessee Natchez Trace Top 30 Favorite Sites

This "summary preview" of each Top 30 Tennessee site includes the site name, milepost location, major features and the approximate amount of time to view/explore the site.

Garrison Creek

milepost 427.6 - Restroom, Picnic Area, Hiking & Horseback Trail - 10-60 minutes

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Gordon House and Duck River Ferry Site

milepost 407.7 - Old Trace, Indian History, Restroom - 10-30 minutes

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Baker Bluff Overlook

milepost 405.1 - Hiking Trail, Scenic Overlook - 10-20 minutes

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Jackson Falls

milepost 404.7 - Hiking Trail, Waterfall, Picnic Area, Restroom - 40-60 minutes

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Tobacco Farm and Old Trace Drive

milepost 401.4 - Hiking Trail, History/Nature Exhibit, Old Trace - 15-45 minutes

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Fall Hollow Waterfall

milepost 391.9 - Hiking Trail, Waterfall - 10-60 minutes

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Meriwether Lewis Death & Burial Site

milepost 385.9 - Hiking Trail, History/Nature Exhibit, Old Trace, Picnic Area, Campground, Restroom - 15-45 minutes

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Old Trace Drive

milepost 375.8 - Hiking Trail, Old Trace - 20-40 minutes

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Glenrock Branch

milepost 364.5 - Picnic Area, Restroom - 10-30 minutes

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Alabama

Alabama Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

Alabama Natchez Trace Top 30 Favorite Sites

This "summary preview" of each Top 30 Alabama site includes the site name, milepost location, major features and the approximate amount of time to view/explore the site.

Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall

milepost 337.9 (east of Trace 150 yards) - Indian History, Modern Marvel - 15-60 minutes

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Rock Spring

milepost 330.2 - Hiking Trail, Nature Area - 10-60 minutes

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Colbert Ferry

milepost 327.3 - Indian History, Old Trace, Modern Marvel, Picnic Area, Restroom - 15-45 minutes

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Mississippi

Mississippi Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

Mississippi Natchez Trace Top 30 Favorite Sites

This "summary preview" of each Top 30 Mississippi site includes the site name, milepost location, major features and the approximate amount of time to view/explore the site.

Tishomingo State Park

milepost 304.5 (adjacent to the parkway) - Hiking Trail, Picnic Area, History/Nature Exhibit, Daily Use Fee - 20-90 minutes

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Pharr Mounds

milepost 286.7 - Indian History, Picnic Area, Restroom - 10-20 minutes

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Parkway Information Center

milepost 266.0 - History/Nature Exhibit, Visitor/Info Center, Hiking Trail, Restroom - 15-45 minutes

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Chickasaw Village Site

milepost 261.8 - Hiking Trail, Indian History - 10-30 minutes

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Bynum Mounds

milepost 232.4 - Indian History - 10-20 minutes

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Jeff Busby Park

milepost 193.1 - Hiking Trail, Scenic Overlook, Picnic Area, Restroom - 15-45 minutes

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French Camp

milepost 180.7 - Old Trace, Restroom - 10-60 minutes

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River Bend

milepost 122.6 - Picnic Area, Restroom - 10-20 minutes

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Cypress Swamp

milepost 122.0 - Hiking Trail, Nature Area - 10-30 minutes

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Reservoir Overlook

milepost 105.6 - Scenic Overlook - 10-20 minutes

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Rocky Springs

milepost 54.8 - Hiking Trail, Old Trace, Picnic Area, Restroom - 10-45 minutes

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Sunken Trace

milepost 41.5 - Old Trace - 10-30 minutes

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Windsor Ruins

milepost 30.0 (10 miles northwest of the Trace) 25 minutes drive time, 15-30 minutes

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Mount Locust

milepost 15.5 - Old Trace, History/Nature Exhibit, Restroom - 15-60 minutes

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Emerald Mound

milepost 10.3 - Indian History - 10-30 minutes

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Download/Print or Mail

We have created two PDF files that you can view/download/print - a map of the parkway that highlights the Top 30 sites and nearby lodging:

To receive a copy of our four color map of the parkway highlighting the Top 30 Favorite Sites AND the official Natchez Trace Parkway map AND information about nearby lodging, click here.

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 442 at the northern terminus (The Natchez Trace Parkway is 442 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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