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.

Tennessee Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

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Alabama Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

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Alabama Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

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Mississippi Natchez Trace Favorite Sites

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Note: for your convenience the National Park Service displays a milepost on the east side of the parkway. Mileposts start at 0 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.

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:

We can also mail a 4-color map of the parkway highlighting our Top 30 Favorite Sites along with the full length park service map. Click here for order info.

Pick One Up

Several visitor/welcome centers located along or near the parkway have our Top 30 Favorite Sites and Nearby Lodging Maps. Stop in, pick up our Top 30 Map and the park service map of the parkway. The visitor centers also have a wealth of information about their area.

Franklin Visitor Center

9 miles east of the parkway via TN Hwy 96 at milepost 438 to downtown Franklin.

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Timberland Park

On the parkway at milepost 437.2 just south of the TN Hwy 96 intersection and the Double Arch Bridge.

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Wayne County Welcome Center

Exit the parkway at milepost 355. Turn right and travel west about 200 yards to the welcome center in Collinwood.

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Clinton Visitor Center

Exit the Trace at milepost 88.5 onto Pinehaven Drive and go north a couple hundred yards and the Clinton Visitor Center will be on your right.

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Port Gibson Visitor Center

Located on Church Street in Port Gibson. Exit the Trace at milepost 37 or 41.

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Natchez Visitor Center

Exit the Trace at milepost 0 (southern terminus) onto Liberty Road. Follow the signs to Downtown Natchez. Turn left on Canal Street.

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