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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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We had to go trough airport-type security to enter the building however the state trooper was very friendly. He then provided us with ID badges which allowed us to enter the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had to go trough airport-type security to enter the building however the state trooper was very friendly. He then provided us with ID badges which allowed us to enter the building and walk around. We were given self-guided walking tour pamphlets which were very informative. We were able to freely explore the building including the Former Supreme Court and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I took the guided tour of the Capitol. It was fantastic! The guide was so knowledgeable and engaging. We were able to see the senate and the house as well as a few other rooms and then were left to wander around. I gained so much knowledge of Tennessee! Very highly recommended. Note: parking is kind of a bear in... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I’m on a quest to see as many state capitols as I can. I’ve seen 15 or so at this point on the inside and several more from the outside (from being in town on a weekend, or arriving too late, etc.). This building is in the middle of downtown, and can be especially hard to get to or leave... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A crown jewel for Tennessee. This is a working capitol. It is full of history and wonderful statues and paintings. The tunnel is very cool. If you are in Nashville you should visit. The architecture is amazing. Being able to see our state government in progress is awesome. The tour guides are great and FULL of knowledge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The building itself is what you expect from a capitol building. It's nice and there is a lot of history to it. There is also a nice park in front of the building.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Whilst the Tennessee might be missing some of the the glitz of other capitols, the tour made up for this and we were guided through lots of different areas of the building. Our tour guide was engaging and humorous and made the tour one of the highlights of our stay in Nashville.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This building offers free tours and is worth the visit to learn some of the Tennessee history. Make your you visit the Senate

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Northport, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Parking by the capitol can be difficult to find, but if you park near the Bicentennial Capitol Mall (plenty of 2-hour parking spots) and walk up the steps you can simplify things. However, be aware that the steps can wear you out. The building is beautiful and the self-guided tour brochure is very informative. Also on the grounds you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

There's some interesting stories here, some nice walking areas and even some fairly impressive architecture. For the most part, it's fairly plain, unambitious and barely original. Our guide was big on embellishment and lower on facts, but the building carries its own stories and that should be enough. The outer areas are pretty and interesting. There aren't many places in... More 

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Fairview, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Tennessee State Capitol is special to me because it's my state capitol. It makes me happy to walk across Legislative Plaza and up the 82 steps to the Capitol. Then I like to walk around the Capitol and say a prayer for our government and the decisions that are being made in the building. I appreciate the accessibility. To... More 

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