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Clemmons is a large village of close to 19,000 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. It is a suburb of the beautiful city of Winston Salem located less than 15 minutes away. Though it was incorporated in 1986, Clemmons was founded in 1802 and is celebrating its 210th anniversary in 2012. The village has evolved from a simple community created by pioneer Peter Clemmons into a thriving village that is becoming a desirable place to live and work. Clemmons’ proximity to major cities and its accessibility through major thoroughfares including Interstate 40 make it a popular destination for weekenders from nearby cities and states.

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Fast Facts

  • The village was originally named “Clemmonsville”. Early residents referred to its founder as "Peter Clemmons, merchant of Clemmonsville".
  • Greensboro is 39 miles or 43 minutes from Clemmons.
  • Clemmons covers a total area of 10.8 square miles.
  • During the 19th century, Clemmons became famous for the stagecoaches operated by Edwin T. Clemmons, great grandson of the village founder. The “Hattie Butner”, one of the most famous coaches in his line was named after his wife Harriet.

Tourist Attractions

There are several interesting spots and things to see and explore during your visit to Clemmons. It is home to the Tanglewood Park, a park and golf course on the Yadkin River. The park contains horse stables, a public pool, the Mallard Lake and the Tanglewood Park Arboretum and Rose Garden. Mallard Lake is a popular spot for fishing and boating while the Arboretum and Rose Garden is a beautiful place filled with dwarf conifers, small trees and over 800 rose bushes. During the winter season, the park features the famous Festival of Lights. For golf enthusiasts, the 18-hole Nicklaus-designed Salem Glen Golf & Country Club should not be missed. Another must-see when in the area is the restored “Hattie Butner” stage coach which is on display at the Village Hall.                

Accommodation Tips

Travelers visiting or passing through Clemmons have plenty of lodging options. Whether you’re traveling on a tight budget or just looking for a bed to crash for the night, the Clemmons Super 8 Motel is your best bet. You get to enjoy a swimming pool and a fitness facility, among other perks. On the other hand, if price is not an issue or if you’d like all the comforts of home during your stay in the village, stay at the Holiday Inn Express Clemmons. Aside from comfortable guestrooms and suites, the hotel offers complimentary breakfasts, Internet access and room service. Book your Clemmons Hotels with Reservations.com.

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Best Dining Spots

There are plenty of place offering good food in Clemmons. Whatever it is you are hungry for, you’re sure to find something in any of the 30 or so restaurants in the village. Chang Thai is a popular place for Asian cuisine and vegetarian fare. Almost everything on their menu is great but the sushi and curried dishes are absolute musts. Little Richard’s is a great barbecue place ideal if you’re dining with children. Full Moon Incorporated is the go-to place for fresh seafood and Grecian House II is the best place to sample Greek cuisine. Big Shotz Tavern is a great place to hang out over a few bottles of beer and some excellent dishes.