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Red Clay State Historic Park

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Address: 1140 Red Clay Park Rd SW, Cleveland, TN 37311-8386
Phone Number: 423-478-0339
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So much Native American history

Love this place. There is so much history and sorrow here. The Cherokee nation started the Trail of Tears here. There are artifacts in the nature center along with buildings from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
baharker
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. There is so much history and sorrow here. The Cherokee nation started the Trail of Tears here. There are artifacts in the nature center along with buildings from pioneers. It's a must see place.

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Thank baharker
Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the last Eastern Capital of Cherokee nation. Several buildings are recreated including the meeting lodge. The museum has a nice collection of artifacts. The park is fairly large and has some nice natural beauty.

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Thank Jerry W
Southern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our last afternoon in Chattanooga we were looking for some place to finish off the afternoon, and we saw signs for Red Clay State Historic Park. We had heard about the Trail of Tears during our trip, but this site really focused on Andrew Jackson and the Cherokees. The introductory "film" was of questionable visual quality, but it did present... More 

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Thank GreenUnicorn
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love taking the children and visitors to this park for outings. Lots of shade available and educational as well. Always clean.

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Thank tamarajothomas
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family went to this park to learn a little bit about the Cherokee Indians and the Trail of Tears. The visitor center was very informative about all of this. The park itself isn't much, but seeing the natural spring was worth the trip to me. The spring was used by all of the Cherokees when they met at this... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Girl Scout trip. The ranger did a great job and answered all the girls questions. The short trail was a nice little hike.

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Thank mstansell
Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each year in Aug they have a gathering of the Cherokee to celebrate and remember the Trail of Tears, the have dance, story telling, flute & drum playing, vendors, & much more. The park has information on the history of the Cherokee people & the Trail of Tears.It is a wonder you won't want to miss. I go there each... More 

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Thank Donna B
Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Red Clay State Historic Park is exactly as advertised...a nice small day trip kind of historic park. Visitors new to this area should be sure to see all the information available at the visitors center as it will help to frame a greater understanding of the events surrounding the Cherokee removal.

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Thank tonycaywood
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The area is pretty, and the story behind how the Eternal Flame was brought to the site was cool. The history of the site was interesting, but there really isn't a lot there. The museum on site is disappointing.

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Thank jennifer s
Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I loved the many interesting artifacts about Indian life that we're in the museum on the grounds. Also lots of marked Indian life exhibits outside to walk to. Great hiking trails here also! Really enjoyed it!

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