Scenic Drives & Byways

From prehistoric animal migrations used by American Indians, to avenues for commerce and travel by early settlers, trails helped shape Mississippi. Today, many of Mississippi’s historic trails have been designated as scenic byways.

One of the most historic and scenic trails in the U.S. is the Natchez Trace Parkway. Today the National Park Service manages the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway, which commemorates the ancient trail from Nashville to Natchez. You can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road by car, bike, foot or even horseback. A diverse terrain of rolling hills, farmland, thick forests and cypress swamps keeps you guessing what’s around the next curve of the road.

Other astounding trails include the Grand Gulf-Raymond Scenic Byway and the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. There are also motorcycle trails and scenic state highways that offer diverse terrain and breathtaking views for travelers to enjoy.

  • 21st Annual Art in the Pass

    April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm

    This juried arts festival features more than 100 artists offering unique pieces in a variety of mediums.

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  • Juke Joint Festival

    April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm

    Half blues festival, half small-town festival, and all about the Delta. This festival features 100 blues arts in Clarksdale.

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  • PEPSI POPS: Picnic in the Park

    May 11 @ 7:30 pm - May 11 @ 10:00 pm

    Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Pops Series Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:30pm-10:00pm Old Trace Park, Ridgeland Tickets $12&up ($5 student) at www.msorchestra.com or 601.960.1565 Details:  http://www.msorchestra.com/index.php/concerts-and-tickets/concert-info/PEPSI-POPS-Picnic-in-the-Park/ The Rez, picnics and pop tunes make this concert an annual family magnet to be enjoyed by blanket, lawn chair or boat. Our 37th annual Pepsi Pops promises a unique outdoor …

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  • Dave Matthews Band in Concert

    May 29 @ 6:30 pm - May 29 @ 10:00 pm

    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Doors: 6:30 PM | Show: 8:00 PM

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  • Elvis Festival

    June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm

    A musical celebration to honor Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s native son, and the impact of this music on the world.

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