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Red Clay State Historic Park

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Beautiful, Relaxing Historic Site

We are new to the area and found Red Clay by accident. Now it has become one of our favorite spots... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
MLSande
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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Beautiful way to relax

Red Clay is a beautiful little park that is rich in history. It has a wonderful museum that I... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Bobbi B
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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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This park brings to life the reality of the removal of Cherokee life during the 19th century. Located on the land where the Cherokee council once met, this park provides opportunities to learn about the Cherokee, and provides amenities such as...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1140 Red Clay Park Rd SW, Cleveland, TN 37311-8386
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+1 423-478-0339
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

We are new to the area and found Red Clay by accident. Now it has become one of our favorite spots to go for a day of relaxing. There are so many unique spots to explore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MLSande
Tennessee S, Owner at Red Clay State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are happy to happened upon us! We do have lots to explore and event throughout the year. Come see us again!

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Red Clay is a beautiful little park that is rich in history. It has a wonderful museum that I think is very educational. It's just a nice place to take the family for a picnic and History lesson all in one.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bobbi B
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is a very beautiful place with some amazing (and very sad) history. Would have given it 5 stars, but the trails are not very well marked/maintained. There are a couple geocaches on site. Fun for the family to go run around!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 836sarahm
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the small museum. We saw a short film. Looked at some of the books for sale. Beautiful park and nice scenery.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank debbiep432
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Saw in a local magazine an article about Red Clay State Historic Park. Decided to visit. The visitors center had some very educational information. The grounds were very nice with various buildings having to do with the park. Enjoyed this stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful and historic park that depicts life of the Cherokee. I was overwhelmed by the visit. There was an eternal flame, a video, blue hole and farm buildings. There was no fee. Wear comfortable shoes, carry water and wear a hat. If...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mjo633
Tennessee S, Owner at Red Clay State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thanks for your kind remarks about Red Clay. It's always nice to know our programming has such an impact on visitors. We look forward to seeing you in September!

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great part of history and well worth the stop. Would have liked to spend more time but will definitely be back for a day. Well maintained park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank K7tiv
Tennessee S, Owner at Red Clay State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Looking forward to your return visit! Thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Very historic several types of wildlife are abound. The park has been well maintained, very cared for the staff are taking care of everything. Very friendly staff.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jerry C
Tennessee S, Owner at Red Clay State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words about our terrific staff and the cleanliness of our park. We will make sure to pass your comments along. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I’m hiking all of Tennessee’s state parks and I loved Red Clay. It was peaceful and quiet and my hike was great. I highly recommend this park.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Maddox1000
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This is a very peaceful place, plenty of picnic tables and a covered pavilion. Nice souvenir shop at reasonable prices. Plenty of walking trails for all level of walking.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Heather C
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Response from O9839UWjenniferm | Reviewed this property |
There is really no place to swim. There is a creek. We have waded in the creek and were not bothered.
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Response from Debbie H | Reviewed this property |
It is free. There is no park fee.
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No, parking is free.
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