The parkway is 444 miles from Natchez, MS, crossing the NW corner of Alabama and ending at Nashville, TN. Of course, you can drive it either direction and there are a number of entrance/exit roads. Take several days to make the drive to get the most out of it. There are a large number of pullouts and overlooks all with information about the history at each stop. There are Indian Mounds from the earliest years, travelers from the 1700s & 1800s moving westward, history of the Kaintucks aka boatmen which carried trade down river by boat and then sold the boat and made the walk back. In addition, it was a mail route by horseback and unknown confederate gravestones. Andrew Jackson and his troops traveled the trace, Meriwether Lewis died at a stopover on the trace and is buried there. That is just a touch of the history you will get wrapped up in if you take the time and relish all of the history.
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