Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
4.5
State ParksHistoric Walking Areas
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
This 19 acre park in the heart of Nashville serves as a monument to the bicentennial celebration of the State of Tennessee. This park offers plenty of opportunities to learn about the long history of Tennessee while having a great experience in a beautiful green space. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks website.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • P J Avery
    Edmond, Oklahoma947 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful downtown park
    Enjoyed the park, seeing all the different monuments. The walkway highlighting the Tennessee history was a great introduction to the state museum which is right across the street. Great view of the State Capitol. Only issue is parking. It may be difficult if there is alot going on in the Farmers Market.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 17, 2023
  • Archie
    Glenmoore, Pennsylvania5,326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to walk around
    We visited the Tenesee state museum and then walked around the area. We reached the columns exactly when the chimes struck 12 pm. It was wonderful to hear it and see the views. Beautiful architecture.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 6, 2023
  • mtt1220
    Oviedo, Florida184 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice walk.
    There were a festival set-up in the park and therefore most of the park was blocked off. Neat 'history of the state of TN from the beginning of time' presentation. Lots of people walking dogs, families with small kids, etc. I felt very safe here.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 19, 2023
  • UsuallyNotGrumpy
    4,081 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting area. Farmers market. Bells. Walk of history. Great views!
    Da wife and I drove down from Columbus, Ohio to kick around for a few days. Hopped on the local hop on, hop off trolley and checked out the town. This stop is at the Farmers Market, but there’s lots more to see in the Bicentennial park. Lots of history monuments (Tennessee was the first state admitted back into the union after the end of the civil war) and beautiful views of the State Capital.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 13, 2023
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MNice
Bloomington, MN2,683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is an amazing venue especially for tourists from other places as it outlines many of the highlights of the State's first two hundred years. You can see this park several ways; walking down from your downtown hotel, on the Hop-on, Hop Off bus (recommended), or by public transportation. Although we did not ride the city bus here, they go by all the time. If you chose the city bus, it is very inexpensive and goes to most of the big venues in Nashville from the downtown transit station. There is a trick however to this option; when you download the app, you can only pay for ONE person when you get on the bus. So, this super inexpensive option, is a great way to see everything and avoid the rental car, but be sure everyone traveling has it on their phone and don't load a lot of money (like $10!). We chose the Hop-On, Hop Off bus which was $50 for the day (per person). We stayed at the Fairlane Hotel which is one block away from the downtown transit station. If you are reading this review and thinking that "these people are kinda cheap" it's really not like us. We are mostly Uber people or rent-a-car, but the bus from the airport was $1 all the way downtown (it's $2 normally, but December was half off). Having said all that, we saw this park twice in one day, driving by with the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus, and walking down the hill behind the state capitol. You should really plan to see this park as part of the Capitol experience (we did not go in the Capitol), the Veterans Memorial, and the Capitol Bicentennial Mall. Start at the top and go down the big hill behind the Capitol (there are stairs, but we just ran down the big hill). Going back up from the Mall there are three hotels very close by to this and the Transit Station; the DoubleTree, The Fairlane and Bobbys. Bobbys is super cool with Willie Nelson's Tour Bus on the roof (need reservations for dinner, but not drinks). The Double Tree's bar has regular food as opposed to over-priced everything at the other two hotels mentioned above. Walking back to our hotel from this mall was relatively easy (going down the hill is a LITTLE aggressive, but not bad). The Farmers' Market that is parallel to the Mall on the west side is a great choice for food. You can read the other reviews about what's on the Mall, but we spent about three hours here with a break for dinner and felt we barely got through it due to losing the December sunlight. A remarkable place and a great place to learn about Tennessee, best of all, it's free!
Written December 16, 2023
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UsuallyNotGrumpy
Columbus, Oh4,081 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Da wife and I drove down from Columbus, Ohio to kick around for a few days. Hopped on the local hop on, hop off trolley and checked out the town. This stop is at the Farmers Market, but there’s lots more to see in the Bicentennial park. Lots of history monuments (Tennessee was the first state admitted back into the union after the end of the civil war) and beautiful views of the State Capital.
Written November 13, 2023
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mtt1220
Oviedo, FL184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
There were a festival set-up in the park and therefore most of the park was blocked off. Neat 'history of the state of TN from the beginning of time' presentation. Lots of people walking dogs, families with small kids, etc. I felt very safe here.
Written September 19, 2023
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jeffbeckinc
West Des Moines, IA295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Nice walk with a great view of downtown Nashville. There is a cool marble long walkway that goes through the timeline history of Nashville, along with the WWII tribute with a spinning globe water fountain.

I wanted to get a nice picture of the state capitol, one of only 12 US capitols without a dome and I got a great picture here. Nice stop to walk around a little bit.
Written June 19, 2023
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,775 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The park is beautifully located at the base of the hill that the Capitol Building sits on, in downtown Nashville.
Walking through the 11 acre park you can learn a lot about Tennessee history. There is also a WWII Memorial, a 95-Bell Carillon, and a 200 ft granite map of the state.
There is plenty to see here. It is a great place to take the whole family.
Written May 17, 2023
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Ellen O
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Great to learn about another state's history. The Decade wall was very powerful. Interesting memorial to WWII.
Written May 2, 2023
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Professor_CR
Saint Paul, MN84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Nice park near Tennessee History Museum. Read about the history of the state while walking around the park. Acessible..
Written April 19, 2023
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We visited the Tenesee state museum and then walked around the area. We reached the columns exactly when the chimes struck 12 pm. It was wonderful to hear it and see the views. Beautiful architecture.
Written April 6, 2023
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P J Avery
Edmond, OK947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Enjoyed the park, seeing all the different monuments. The walkway highlighting the Tennessee history was a great introduction to the state museum which is right across the street. Great view of the State Capitol. Only issue is parking. It may be difficult if there is alot going on in the Farmers Market.
Written March 17, 2023
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Jean Quinones
Brooklyn, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This park is huge and all of the Tennessee history was crazy from stone age to now and please don't miss the Towers chiming or the Farmer's Market.
Written February 21, 2023
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