Tanglewood Park

Tanglewood Park, Clemmons: Address, Phone Number, Tanglewood Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Tanglewood Park
4.5
About
This 1,200-acre park was once the estate of William Neal Reynolds, brother of tobacco businessman R.J. Reynolds. The Reynolds willed the Tanglewood property to the citizens of Forsyth County to share as a public recreational park. The combination of its streams, woodlands, and grassy pastures with the traditions of its architecture, horses, gardening, and wide range of recreational activities make Tanglewood an ideal countryside park to visit over and over again.
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Lisa A
12 contributions
Great campground
Dec 2020
This was our first visit to stay at the campground. We have come to the park before several times and enjoyed the park itself. The campground is absolutely a new favorite for us. Clean, well organized, sites are nicely spaced and plenty of trees. The hosts were wonderful and welcoming. We will definitely be back!
Written 8 December 2020
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Navigator579731
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hours wait for 20 minutes of lights
Dec 2020
There are multiple issues. 1st when we arrive there was only 1 lane open to wait in. After about 40 minutes a second lane was added those car enter the lights and finished before my car entered the lights. 2nd staring at a penguin that does not correctly light up or a large tree with a delay to light (about every 11 sec) does not make the wait to enter better. 3rd the individual collecting money on my side: 2 cars entered on the other lane before she had processed our money. 4th there is about 20 minutes of light for over 2 hours of waiting.

It is not well organized and there are burnt lights in the show. As multiple other reviews have mentioned similar concerns I would not call this a rare occurrence. I would call this a trend that needs to be addressed. I would recommend seeing lights in your neighborhood.
Written 2 December 2020
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Melodi S
2 contributions
Disorganized and grueling
Nov 2020 • Family
I have been to Tanglewood Festival of Lights three years in the past. It was always a magical experience. Of course the s’mores fire pit and gift shop helped. The absence of that would not have mattered if the management was coordinating properly.

This year was disgusting, grueling and militant .
We got off the NC 40 exit at 7:30 pm to a group of police directing you left, uturn back and then sit and sit in bumper to bumper. After being stuck in car with no alternative exit, directed by police that had no real plan and driving around a field with a few lights and a two small areas of portable pottys, we arrived at actual lights at 11:40.
Once in the actual area, it was similar to other years but took only 25 minutes. The shop and s’mores would had helped ease the painful memory and aches from sitting in the car for 4hours.
Then it was over.
Do not go!
Written 28 November 2020
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katebB667JY
35 contributions
Tanglewood Arboretum
Sep 2020
We went there specifically to tour the arboretum which was small but varied and delightful. Lots of interesting paths made it so that you were exploring. This was during COVID-19 and it was lightly traveled so we had plenty of space to ourselves. Late season but still plenty to see with a wonderful children's garden. Also don't miss the woodland section which is off paved trail.

Lots of people otherwise enjoying the wide paths through the park. You could easily spend hours there.
Written 19 October 2020
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DCLMom
Statesville, NC731 contributions
Stay at the inn
Aug 2020
We were there to stay at the inn. The park is beautiful and there is a lot to do from walking trails, the gardens, golf courses, horseback riding and picnics. During normal times, they have playgrounds, paddles boats and a swimming pool. We had a wonderful time exploring the park, especially the gardens. It’s really peaceful in the late evenings when everyone leaves.
Written 10 August 2020
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Susan F
56 contributions
Great Park!
Mar 2020
Tanglewood is our go-to place to walk our dogs. There are paved multi-use trails (walking, , running, bikes, skating, rollerblading), off-road biking trails, and horseback riding trails that can be accessed at the front of the park. The dog park is also at the front of the park.

There are beautiful gardens, picnic tables and shelters, clean bathrooms, tennis courts, golf, lakes, paddleboat and canoes, pools and playground equipment at the center of the park and nature trails along the Yadkin River at the back of the park.

The outdoor pools are usually accessible during summer. With the pandemic, I don't know when they will open this year. The playground equipment is not accessible at this time either due to the pandemic.

I've never used the RV park, but if often has a respectable number of RVs there.
Written 18 April 2020
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rjc0x
3 contributions
If you can handle the wait, it's great for the kids
Dec 2019
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG lines waiting to get in and roads are congested with locals trying to get home (which seems unfair to them). It is a fun time for the kids to enjoy with the lead up to Christmas. However, you have to be patient or it can be frustrating.
Written 11 February 2020
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Michaelle
2 contributions
Good Light Show
Dec 2019 • Family
Looking for somewhere different to go. My sister and brother-in-law were down from Chicago. Was a nice drive from Salisbury NC. We were there after Christmas so the lines were not quite as long but there were still a wait. Usually waiting in lines to get in to see lights is really boring but because they had a pre-light show it kept things interesting while we were waiting. Everyone truly enjoyed it from my 80-year-old mother to my 15-year-old son. Had a nice little crafters area to buy Christmas presents and a food truck to get something to snack on. Would recommend getting there early or your wait in line will be really long.
Written 21 January 2020
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abel177am
Jacksonville, NC2 contributions
Festival of Lights
Dec 2019
I recently moved to the triad area and was excited to go to the Festival of Lights. I packed up my family and we got in line around 615pm. We did not get to the building where you paid until 1045 pm. Every time I thought we were almost there, we realized we had just moved to another line. I lost my Christmas spirit after around two hours. People were running to the bathrooms at Subway and Harris Teeter, and others were running in the woods. As we passed others in the lines everyone appeared miserable. The lights were average, or maybe it was just my attitude at that point. My children fell asleep by the time we reached the lights. A coworker of mine said make sure you use the bathroom and have a tank full of gas before getting in line. I would also suggest making sure you have water and food too. I would not ever go here again. You're better off driving to Greensboro to see the neighborhood with the lighted balls or just driving around a neighborhood.
Written 15 December 2019
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tntsullivan
North Carolina158 contributions
Festival of Lights
Dec 2019 • Family
We visited Tanglewood’s Festival of Lights last night for the first time. We arrived at 6:30 and waited just over an hour before finally entering the first part of the park. It was then another 45 min before we entered the largest part of the park and paid a $15 fee (car, vans, SUV, trucks).

We spent a total of 2.5 hours from start to finish. While they did have some nice displays, I think it would have been more enjoyable to have the lights orchestrated to music.

Our overall family thought was, “glad we did it, but would not visit again”.
Written 9 December 2019
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