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Tennessee State Capitol

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Address: 600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
Phone Number: 615-741-0830
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Description: The grounds around this majestic neo-classical building offer statues of...
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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Free and very interesting

They offer tours at no cost. An absolute must if you are traveling on a budget and interested in history/architecture. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is that the tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Russellville, Arkansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The capital building and grounds are gorgeous. Wear walking shoes, lots of hills and steps. There were so many statues and President Polks tomb is there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a beautiful building! It is not too ostentatious, but is very elegant and classy. The monuments they have on the grounds are meaningful, not frivolous. Definitely worth a walk around!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

They offer tours at no cost. An absolute must if you are traveling on a budget and interested in history/architecture. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is that the tour guide was a little annoying in my opinion, but she was very knowledgeable.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is definitely a tour worth taking. It was much more beautiful and interesting than I expected. Good for kids about 8/9 years or older. Younger kids probably won't appreciate or understand a lot of the info. Really great tour - great place!

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Konigswinter, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

From the outside we found the state capitol building very interesting. Not your classical mirror of the Capitol in Washington with a gigantic dome. So we decided to go inside and have a look. After the usual security you are inside and then you wonder what to do. There didn't seem to be any tours (like the have in Olympia,... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This state capitol has access to the galleries of the house, and offices are just off of the halls. The building is on an elevation so you can see most of Nashville. Visit the adjacent buildings and courtyards.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I like history and architecture. Unfortunately the weekend that I visited, it was closed. I only got to enjoy it from the outside. It is on the smaller size for a state capitol, but it was wisely built at the top of a hill so it has expansive views. I will return when it is open.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

In spite of visiting previously, we wanted to visit the Tennessee State Capitol when the House was in session. The State Troopers manning the entrance were friendly and professional. We sat in the east gallery, which was not crowded. It is interesting to see how legislation is passed. After adjournment, we walked the corridors and the exterior of the grounds.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

On a blisteringly hot day in August we climbed the Capitol hill and viewed various statues in the grounds before happening on an open door to the Capitol building and discovered we were just in time for a free guided tour. In these cool stately rooms we learnt a great deal from our enthusiastic, well-informed guide not only about the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We toured the Capitol with our 7 school aged children on a weekday. The tour mostly talks about architecture and decor, which didn't really interest them. We did not find the various employees we encountered very friendly, and actually had to ask the one receptionist in the governor's office for a pamphlet or something the children could take home as... More 

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