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Natchez Trace Parkway had $138.9M economic impact last year

A new National Park Service report shows that 6 million visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013 spent $138.9 million in communities near the Park.  This spending supported over 1,698 jobs in the local area. “The Natchez Trace Parkway extends 444-miles through 41 county and municipal jurisdictions in the states of Tennessee, Alabama and […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway visits drop second straight month

The Natchez Trace Parkway saw fewer visitors for the second consecutive month in June, parkway officials said. In June, the Parkway saw 518,693 visitors, compared to 563,565 a year ago, a 7.9 percent decline. In May, there were 489,190 visitors, compared to 535,303 a year earlier,, an 8.6 percent drop. Through the first half of […]

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Visitors’ numbers increase on Natchez Trace Parkway

Visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway continue to increase this year over last year, keeping the parkway in the top 10 of the National Park Service’s sites in attendance.  (more…)

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Northern Loop-Highway 78 bridge work to begin

The Northern Loop that connects Coley Road to Barnes Crossing Road in Tupelo includes two bridges – one over the Natchez Trace Parkway and one over U.S. Highway 78/future Interstate 22. Construction on the Natchez Trace bridge should be complete by this summer.  Meanwhile, the Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that the 78 bridge […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway visitors spent $125.9 million in 2012

From the Natchez Trace Parkway: A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2012 shows that 5.6 million recreational visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway spent $125.9 million in the communities surrounding the Park.  This spending supported over 1,550 jobs in the local area. “The Natchez Trace Parkway extends 444-miles through 41 county and municipal […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway names new superintendent

The Natchez Trace Parkway has named Mary Risser as its new superintendent. Here’s a press release from the National Park Service: Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announces the selection of Mary Risser, a 32-year career employee of the National Park Service (NPS), to serve as superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile long scenic byway […]

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Tupelo CVB announces grant-matching program

Does your organization have a great event to help promote tourism and bring visitors to Tupelo?  Then you may be eligible for up to a $15,000 grant from the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau. Here’s what the CVB has to say about its program: The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is happy to announce its […]

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