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The State Capitol

Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37219 (Downtown Nashville)
615-741-0830
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Ranked #52 of 122 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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West palm beach Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Well kept grounds at the top of some very impressive steps. Very friendly security guard greeted us as we entered the building. We were then allowed full access to just about the whole building. A very impressive building inside and well worth an hour.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There are a lot of granite steps to climb to get to the top of the hill of the Capital Building, but the free guided tour was worth it. The décor is typical of what you’d expect at such a location – Grand! There are statues and a fountain around the gardens and the view of the city is spectacular.

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30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a stunning building that you can do as a self tour, though we would recommend taking the free guided tour, about 45 mins, for some interesting and amusing facts about the building and legislative process. It is all free, but you need ID to get in so take your passport or driving licence. Would not recommend for children... More

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AZ
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207 reviews 207 reviews
49 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife was born in Tennessee so we decided to see the State Capital Building during our visit to Nashville. We weren't prepared for the TSA type search when we entered the building. The State Trooper was mean. He made the TSA staff look friendly. After enduring the process we only spent about five minutes in the building because there... More

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