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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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Wake Forest, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
45 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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137 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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Commerce Township, Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

From the moment we cleared security with the officer at the front door it was clear that there is a great deal of pride in the building. We took the self guided tour. Make sure that you tour and appreciate all of the rooms that are open to visitors. The library with its spiral staircase is particularly interesting. We wandered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The grounds around the capitol on Capitol Hill are beautiful. We walked to the Capitol from Broadway and did the self-guided walking tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. It is a beautiful building with a lot of history and has been very well restored and maintained. We recommend it for a visit to Nashville.

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