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Tennessee State Capitol

600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37243 (Downtown Nashville)
615-741-0830
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Ranked #54 of 123 Attractions in Nashville
Type: Government Buildings
Description: The grounds around this majestic neo-classical building offer statues of many historic figures, plus the graves of President Polk and his wife.
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Sarasota, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We like to visit state capitol buildings and to be honest this one lacked a dome...a bit of a letdown but still a place worthy of a visit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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227 reviews 227 reviews
48 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was a great. It is a free attraction with a little bit of a walk to your car. We did a self guided tour and enjoyed the beautiful architecture and history. The views are gorgeous. My son had been here previously on a class trip and enjoyed a guided tour which he mentioned quite often. Definitely a great way... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a beautiful building up on the hill (200 steps). It was well worth the hike. I got there using the Hop On, Hop Off bus - stop #4. The man giving the tour was SO informative, interesting and just the right amount of time for each room. The view from the outside balcony was impressive. Be sure to ask... More

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Free to look around the building from where Nashville is run. Guided tours were regular, free and informative. Wouldn't be top of my list of things to do but as we walked to it we thought we might as well pop in and weren't disappointed.

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West palm beach Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The building was understated in relation to other State Capitals (no dome) and not as ornate. But it contains quite a bit of history. You can do your own tour of the building (they hand out a pamphlet) but I recommend waiting for a guide. The tour was about 45 minutes and you can ask the guide questions. We did... More

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USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband had visited this Capitol as a teenager and was excited to share it with us. We arrived in the Capitol area and spent 30 minutes searching for somewhere to park our car. There is no visitor parking or affordable close short term parking. We had to park many blocks away and the max our parking meter would allow... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Although not the largest or most ornate State Capital we've visited, it is an impressive building and the State Pride is evident in the fine craftsmanship and stonework. Worth the 30-45 minutes it takes to walk through. Make sue to check out the grounds, they offer great views of Nashville.

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Toxey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's setting on the hilltop overlooking the city was wonderful. We didn't go inside, but outside was marvelous.

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Davenport, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a designated stop on our trip and we were very happy with the tour and features of the building. There was some construction at the time but the building still had beautiful features and a great place to share with a child. The state trooper at the door was courteous, professional, and helpful.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed the self guided inside. The legislature was not in session so we got to go into the chambers. The outside grounds includes James Polk's grave and several other memorials.

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