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Red Clay State Historic Park

1140 Red Clay Park, Cleveland, TN 37311
423-478-0339
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Cleveland
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
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Marietta, Georgia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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 My only “ding” to the place are some of the interpretive displays seem to be outdated and...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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64 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Clarksville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Interesting since my great-great grandmother was a Cherokee Indian woman who walked the Trail of Tears. Heart warming, and I made a special connection with her spirit.

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Trion, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I have visited here many times, it's an amazing park and when you understand the history behind the park- it's even more amazing. Nice places to walk, picnic and just enjoy being outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Red Clay is of great historic significance since it is where "The Trail of Tears" or as it is sometimes known "Trail of Death" began. In the 1800's the Cherokee Indians were forced from their homes & land and were made to walk to Oklahoma. A great many did not survive the journey, being too old, weak, or just not... More

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

My family stopped at Red Clay on the way to Cleveland's Apple Festival. We had a nice shady spot for a picnic and then took a walk around the beautiful property, looking at the older buildings and taking in the scenery. As the others have mentioned, there isn't much else to do here but it isn't too far off of... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We loved it! So much loved the history however there is really nothing to do if you do not enjoy history and the outdoors!

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