Natchez Trace Parkway
Travelers learn about this land’s ancient history at the Natchez Trace Parkway, which preserves part of the ancient Old Natchez Trace trail, once used by many groups, from Native Americans to settlers. Today, this stunning destination boasts 444 miles of natural landscape, stretching through Mississippi and into Tennessee, where visitors can learn about North American as far back as 10,000 years. Drive, hike, ride horses or bike through the national parkway and find dozens of points of interest, great scenery and wildlife – and maybe feel a bit like an explorer yourself.
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Shack Up Inn
One of Mississippi’s most unusual hotels doubles as an attraction in its own right. An old cotton gin and sharecropper cabins have been refurbished into quirky yet comfortable accommodations on the historic Hopsen Plantation. It’s a must for blues lovers exploring the musical heritage of the Mississippi Delta region.