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Address: 1140 Red Clay Park, Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone Number: 423-478-0339
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Red Clay State Park

It Is Fun For The Whole Family and you get to learn about how the Indians lived and walk the nature trial too

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It Is Fun For The Whole Family and you get to learn about how the Indians lived and walk the nature trial too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

History started in this area. The Trail of Tears. What a shame is was that hundreds of Native Indians were forced to move from their homeland. Red Clay has done a very good job at preserving this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This park is magnificent. There are period buildings, a small museum and tiny library offering books to study the Cherokee population, genealogy, and the Trail of Tears. Also available are a seven minute video, living history weekends and a holy spring that is ice cold. The Blue Hole has a legend about The Other People who live on the other... More 

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Cleveland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We live less than 30 minutes from this park. Excellent for walking and outdoor activities, picnics, etc. Learn about Cherokee history from the people themselves.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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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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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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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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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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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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