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“Beuatiful quite park”

Red Clay State Historic Park
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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.

Thank yalayna87
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

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 up for the long journey. Red Clay State Park is a real bargain since there is no admission fee charged, although they do accept donations. The Park has camping, hiking trails, a small stream, and a Visitor Center to visit. It has Park Rangers who maintain the facility and are very knowledgeable about the Park & the history of the Cherokee Indians as well. Visit their website to find dates & times for events at the site lasting several days. During these festivals there is Indian dancing, authentic food, souvenirs, and all types of items to interest one and all! The small Visitor Center has a film that shows the plight of the Cherokee & how it occurred, as well as exhibits that introduce you to history . They also have actual artifacts from the time period. "The Friends of the Park" occasionally have additional events and we were able to attend one of their raffles, where a beautiful quilt was given away to a man from the local Ham Radio Club in Cleveland. Plan to stay awhile to explore the Park and enjoy its' different activities and available facilities!

Thank SandyLouTwo
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

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 the highway and it makes a great spot to enjoy some history and soak in some nature.

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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!

Thank lovinsumvaca13
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

There are a couple of building from the time of the Trail of Tears, but as far as activities, there are none. Don't plan to spend much time there.

Thank Hah58
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