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Tennessee State Capitol

Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
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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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Not very interesting for children...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Capitol is worth a visit if you are in the area but I wouldn't say I feel the need to go again. Yes there are wonderful historical aspects to see but ultimately it is just a nice stroll around the grounds.

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Melbourne, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We wandered up to the Capitol to take some photos from the outside and realised we could go inside, free of charge. The building is small, 2 stories, but it is beautiful inside. Many of the rooms were open, even the offices that you could wander in. We could enter the House of Representatives and the Senate rooms, both of... More 

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Clifton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

took my family to the state capital this past weekend. It was well worth our stop. It is so much to see. Be sure to see the Library, The winding stair case is beautiful as is the Library. Stop in and see the House and Senate in Session Great opportunity and Complete Free

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were in Nashville and we took a walk around the city and ran across the Capitol building. The place was closed due to it being the weekend but there is a unofficial park around the Capitol building. The are tons of statues and picture opportunities for photographers. This is nothing to write home about but its a good walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Most all of the doors were open, so we were allowed to go inside and look around, including the rooms for senate and house of representatives. One room had 3 stories lined with nothing but books on the walls. We had fun, spent maybe 45 minutes in the building.

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Wilkeson, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were a little surprised to see how small this state capital building was in comparison to our Washington State capital, but there were many other buildings around. Grounds were very clean and lots of history surrounds it. President Polk's tomb is located on the east side - sad that it was not well taken care of though (a destroyed... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've visited 39 State Capitols so far, and this is one of the smaller sites. The building is well maintained. The employees are friendly and helpful. But, it didn't take me very long to view the interior of the building. Fortunately, both chambers (Senate and House) were open to the public and the rooms were lit (which made it nice... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

as of now I have been to about 4 state capitols. It was alright. Honestly, this is the most boring out of each of the capitol buildings I have been to so far. It's small, not too much to see. I think the Wisconsin and Minnesota capitols are nicer

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Bayville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We didn't hve this planned on the trip but it was so close to our hotel. On the way back from a stroll on broadway, we made the right turn. The grounds were impressive n you just felt the history here. If looking for something calming go visit just befor night fall n enjoy the quietness.

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