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Cool Park and Ruins

This is what remains of the former state capitol. It’s now in the middle of a residential... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sanford, Maine
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History Must!

Capitol Park is so rich with history and I thought I knew all of it until I visited the park. You... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2019
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is what remains of the former state capitol. It’s now in the middle of a residential neighborhood. No problem getting here on a Sunday morning and we were almost all alone. Plenty of great photo opportunities and there are other historical buildings in the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019

Capitol Park is so rich with history and I thought I knew all of it until I visited the park. You can take wonderful pictures against the ruins. Great Family Outing!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Auburnma
Reviewed April 30, 2019

Nice quiet beautiful place. Played here as a child when all that was there was the remains of the capital . Nice place for a serene break or a pic nik

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Loggerhead01
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Beautiful outdoor wedding venue! Except in July and August when the humidity is a killer. The gazebo is a great place for the wedding reception and the capitol ruins are beautiful for pictures.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

A quiet small oasis just 2 blocks from a busy, congested downtown giving respite from wide roads with very dangerous traffic and pedestrian crossings. Ruins of Al.'s first capitol are on the hilltop and are a great and safe place for kids to climb and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Captiol Park has a special spot in the hearts of those who live in TTown. It's used widely for weddings, special events, or for those looking for a little solitude from down town. My son took piano lessons at the Capitol School in the afternoons....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Pretty cool how you can scope out the ruins of a burned-down building, which also happen to look like ancient greek ruins. Kind of cool to wander around and take cool pictures.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank naturetack
Reviewed August 20, 2018

A park of our Alabama History, one of Alabama capital most third grader does not know this. It a wonderful place for a picnic in the band stand or in the old capital on a rock. What a treasure we have here in Tuscaloosa

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank I640JDbrendah
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I recently visited a week ago and took pictures of my nephew and boys! My boys loved climbing around also. We’ve also had a picnic here in the past. I plan to come multiple times a year to make pictures of my boys here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Once the capitol of Alabama, Tuscaloosa is the historical home of the Black Warriors (a Native American tribe, for whom the river that bisects the city is named), the University of Alabama, a quaint downtown area, and some historical sites that allow for youthful rambunctiousness....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stacy A
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Maddy M
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Response from BHTurner | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this would be a great place for a picnic.
October 26, 2016|
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Response from jrundles | Reviewed this property |
It's an open park. No gates or anything. I assume that it is open as long as the sun is up. I don't think it would be much of an attraction in the dark anyway.