The Stunning Mississippi Drive That Is One Of The Best Road Trips You Can Take In America
What spans thousands of miles and passes through 10 states and hundreds of river towns? The Great River Road! One of the best road trips you can take in America, the route, which (luckily) runs right through Mississippi, boasts history, nature, recreation, culture, and scenic beauty.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to embark on one of America’s best road trips? Have you ever driven along the Great River Road? If so, did you stick to the Mississippi portion or venture out of state? What’d you think? Tell us!
Just like Great River Road, the Natchez Trace Parkway boasts lots of must-see sites. Make sure you don’t miss a thing by embarking on this road trip along the Natchez Trace Parkway.
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Scenic Drives in Mississippi
What are some other scenic road trips in Mississippi?
In addition to Great River Road, Natchez Trace Parkway is another of our all-time favorite scenic road trips through Mississippi. Spanning 444 miles through three states (Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee), the Natchez Trace Parkway passes by more than 90 points of interest, which run the gamut from natural wonders to perfectly-preserved historic sites. This is a road designed to showcase the bucolic beauty of the American South, and you'll want to allow for plenty of time to sit back, soak up the scenery, and see where the road takes you -- because it's going to be someplace beautiful.
Tell me more about the Great River Road.
We’ve all heard of the ‘Great American Road Trip,’ an epic adventure that leads travelers to all the amazing places this country of ours has to offer. But what about a road trip along the Great River Road? This resplendent road trip traces the course of the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles through 10 states, and will open your eyes to America the Beautiful. This All-American Road is lauded as *the* single-best scenic drive in the country, and it's hard to argue with such a superlative. From the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in Illinois and the Trail of Tears State Park in Missouri to the bayous of Arkansas and bustling streets of New Orleans, Great River Road truly is an All-American adventure for your bucket list.
What's the best scenic drive in Mississippi?
When it comes to beautiful drives in Mississippi, the options are virtually endless. With miles upon miles of back roads, it’s easy to lose yourself (literally and figuratively) in the stunning scenery. It’s also a bit difficult to keep track of all the stunning views found along country roads in Mississippi. Some of our favorite scenic drives in MS include:
- Highway 16 near Benton
- Highway 78 near Tupelo
- Highway 90, which travels along the Gulf Coast
- Highway 22 near Flora
- The Wildflower Trail on U.S. 51