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Meriwether Lewis National Monument

Natchez Trace Parkway, Hohenwald, Tennessee 38462 USA

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“honor one of America's greatest explorers!”

What better way to honor one of the original adventurers Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, than with a road trip to his memorial statue? The Natchez Trace was his last journey - he was killed by two gunshot wounds while staying at Grinder's Stand inn by the side of the road, and the reason remains unclear to this day. Stop at mile marker 385.9 to see the monument dedicated to the man, and even visit a reconstructed version of the inn where he was killed.

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Tatiana Danger

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March 24, 2016
Rated 4.0

What better way to honor one of the original adventurers Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, than with a road trip to his memorial statue? The Natchez Trace was his last journey – he was killed by two gunshot wounds while staying in an inn by the side of the road, and the reason remains unclear to this day. Stop at mile marker 385.9 to see the monument dedicated to the man, and even visit a reconstructed version of the inn where he was killed.

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yamazai

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June 19, 2015
Rated 4.0

There is a free campground, fire pits at each site, trash cans, a bathroom (no showers). It was nice, there were lots of fireflies and very few of the sites were occupied (midweek). There is a creek as well,a short walk from the campground--but we did come across a small water snake and some leeches.

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Schnardito

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March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0

This was a great place to take a break while driving the length of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Granted, we stopped near midnight and it was pitch black, but what we saw (with our flashlights!) was definitely worth the stop. It's open 24 hours and there is also a clean public restroom.

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roadtripper655294

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June 21, 2021
Rated 5.0

Great park inside of the Natchez Trace Parkway that also has dry camping. They do have a bath house. If you've never had a chance to see an Oliver Travel Trailer, they are made in Hohenwald, TN also.

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Meriwether Lewis National Monument

Natchez Trace Parkway
Hohenwald, Tennessee
38462 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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