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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-3081
+1 615-741-5280
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Located in the shadow of the Capitol in downtown Nashville, Bicentennial Capitol Mall gives visitors a taste of Tennessee’s history, natural wonders and serves as a lasting monument to Tennessee’s Bicentennial Celebration, which was June 1, 1996. During the urban building boom in downtown Nashville during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Tennessee State Capitol disappeared from sight on the east, west and south sides. The northern side of the Capitol was not conducive to the construction of skyscrapers due to the swampy conditions that existed in many areas between the Capitol and the Cumberland River. Because of its natural attributes, the historic French Lick that attracted wildlife, Native Americans, trappers and settlers to what would become Nashville also preserved the remaining view of the Capitol and became the home of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. With just a simple walk in the 19-acre park visitors can experience many facets of Tennessee’s history including a 200-foot granite map of the state, a World War II Memorial, a 95-Bell Carillon, a Pathway of History and the Rivers of Tennessee Fountains. The 11 planters along the Walkway of Counties show native plant species from different regions of the state. The two page park map is a helpful and informative tool for those wishing to take a self-guided tour of the park. To learn more about our seasonal, ranger-led guided tours, please visit our activities page.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-3081
Downtown Nashville
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+1 615-741-5280
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a nice relatively small park but with a lot of history. It can be a nice history walk around the park. Make sure you go to the center of pillars. When you say something loud, it echoes back to you. It also has...More

Thank Soowook
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice little walk around, the WWII Memorial is an impressive site. Definitely make sure to visit the farmers market nearby.

Thank Jenna N
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a farmers market here as well as a number of food vendors inside the buildings. Some great options for lunch that are not your usual fast food. It does get busy with people from the office buildings nearby but seating wasn't impossible to...More

Thank hdchick50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the wall of history. As a foreigner I found the bite size quotes and history easy and illuminating...nice to take in as a stroll after a visit to the farmers market

Thank JOANNA F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful park that has a very rich history to it. There is a lot of history to learn about Tennessee situated within the park. You can chose to walk and learn or just enjoy the many features of the park. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank debbiev318
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and save family or anyone destination. Pick a cooler day because it can get hot. There is a lot to look at and enjoy plan on an hour or two indefinitely recommend this park for everyone

Thank Maria J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place for a bike ride or stroll if you are near the capitol. Some interesting memorials that are historical.

Thank Kristiesue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a tour of this park. It was very nice. The Farmers' Market was very interesting. Our kids enjoyed playing in the splash pad, as it was very hot that day.

Thank James C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have seen this twice, once we walked through and once we saw it as part of a Seguay tour. If you want a nice romantic place to walk around, I highly recommend packing a lunch and spending a fall afternoon on the lawn.

Thank NCBarb
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I've been going to this park since it opened. In fact, I have a brick in my name on the Path of Volunteers (or whatever it's called). It has been interesting to see the young landscaping grow to the size it is now. Anyhow, this...More

Thank BillVol
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Response from Barbara G | Reviewed this property |
I do remember a restroom area, but not near the columns.
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We took the upgraded RCA/Studio B tour from the Country Music Hall of Fame. It took about 45 minutes. We roamed the museum before and after the Studio B tour. Very worthwhile - guide was knowledgeable and it was cool to... More
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