Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · State Park
Get a taste of Tennessee's history by taking a stroll through Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. A lasting monument to the state's Bicentennial Celebration, the park occupies the historic salt lick in downtown Nashville offering views of the Capitol. Pick a two-page park map from the visitor center and take a self-guided tour. Find Nashville on a huge granite map of the state, cool down by the four water fountains that represent the rivers of Tennessee, pay your respects to war heroes at a World War II Memorial, or slow dance to Tennessee Waltz at 95-Bell Carillon. Don't miss dramatic views of the city skyline from a large amphitheater. Picnic tables under the train trestle are available on a first come, first serve basis. Put Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nashville online sightseeing planner.
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  • Quite and Peaceful place to reflect on History. This is a long park below the State Capital. The exhibits relay the story of the State.  more »
  • This is a really nice park in Nashville and there is so much to read and see. We spent a couple hours on Sunday afternoon here before our flight back home. Beautiful views, a ton of history, and nice....  more »
  • Absolutely an awesome part to go to. Grateful running and any type of exercising including dog walking or an afternoon stroll in the park. The landscape is very manicured allows you to walk through nature. The amphitheater has a unique view of the State Capitol building where where you can see the incline of the grass with Nashville's tallest buildings in background. One unique feature is it has columns at the end of the park that ring a bell every hour. There's always events going on at the park. Perfectly located in between the Nashville Sounds stadium and the Farmers market.
  • I absolutely love this park. It’s just such a beautiful way to highlight what makes Tennessee so unique. The wall detailing the state’s history and the street showcasing each county are both amazing, but the giant marble globe inside a fountain is just stunning. Equally fun is standing in the middle of the columns and hearing your own voice in surround. Definitely worth setting aside an hour to explore.

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