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Red Clay State Historic Park

1140 Red Clay Park, Cleveland, TN 37311
423-478-0339
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Cleveland
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Good place for families for outdoor activities. The whether was not great so couldn't enjoy much but I am sure that in summer there would be more to enjoy.

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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We learned so much about the Cherokee Indians who I admire because of their ability to live off the land. This museum was a wealth of information and I saw many Indian items I had never seen before. It was well organized and everything had a great explanation and pictures with it. There are also some nice trails to explore... More 

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Dalton, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Red Clay is an out of the way state park. It features an interpretive center for the Cherokee. The spring is simply beautiful, as are the walking trails. Best of all there is hardly anyone there. Take some time and check this place put. Dog friendly.

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Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Red Clay is a beautiful park that is filled with history. It was the last meeting place prior to the Trail of Tears. The meeting place, as well as log homes used by Cherokee have been carefully reproduced. There is an interesting museum, beautiful trails, an eternal flame and 'the Blue Hole', a sacred clear pond used by the Cherokee.... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Red Clay is a wonderful passive park. The scenery is gorgeous. It is a wonderful place to unwind, read, bike, picnic, or hike. I like the fact that it is not commercialized. I would recommend anyone to spend time there. Take your family or enjoy some solitude.

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Marietta, Georgia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a lovely park with plenty of history, albeit a very sad chapter in our history. There is also a beautiful spring in the center of the park. Admission is free, although donations are accepted - so there’s really nothing to lose. My only “ding” to the place are some of the interpretive displays seem to be outdated and... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
72 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took the kids there yesterday and had a picnic. We also visited the Museum and theater and learned about our ancestors, The Cherokee Indians. My oldest is 11 and he enjoyed it all! They also waded in the stream coming out of the Blue Hole. Very cold water, but refreshing on a HOT day!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The park is very pretty, there are pavilions and walking trails. You can see the eternal flame burning as a memorial to the Native American struggles. There is a nice cool spring you can put your feet in with apparently fresh and drinkable water. There is no playground area for kids to enjoy, so they tend to get bored quickly.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We enjoy taking our dog to this park. It is usually not very crowded and a beautiful place full of nice walking trails. There are cabins and buildings to look at, very wooded but yet has some beautiful clearings as well if you want to play ball, throw a Frisbee, etc . One area has a pavilion and picnic tables... More 

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Tennessee
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This rural park is not far from Collegedale and Cleveland, TN.Trail of Tears which ran through the area. Several historic buildings on premises and hiking trails. Check out the Blue Spring bubbling out of the woods.

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