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The State Capitol

Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37219 (Downtown Nashville)
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Ranked #51 of 121 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
49 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Aliso Viejo, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The building is interesting and the views are still good even with the skyscrapers downtown. Gets hot up there so go early in the morning in the summer.

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New Richmond, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went on a Tuesday as the Capital is closed on Monday. It was a very cold snowy, blustery, March day. We missed the guided tour so did the self tour. The guide book made it very easy. We were able to see in the House of Representatives and the Senate (as they were not in session) which was really... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I love state capitols and they're always fun to tour. It's great to see what parts of a state's history that they want to emphasize and it's great that they're usually free. The Tennessee State Capitol is no exception and it's really a beautiful building. It's designed in the neo-classical style so popular in Nashville and is surrounded by beautiful... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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148 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

lucked out and found a spot on the street that we could quickly park and walk and see the polk burial site. would have been disappointed had i had to park in a lot, but was worth checking off another visit to a presidential burial site. there are some other nice statues and has a nice view of the town.

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61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Tennessee State Capitol Building is very rich in history. A guided tour can be taken for free or a self-guided one can be done with the help of a detailed brochure. The building is beautiful inside and out. It is obvious that it is taken care of well. We wandered around some on our own, but then preferred the... More

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