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Tennessee State Capitol

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Address: 600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37243-9034
Phone Number: 615-741-0830
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Lovely Sunday morning

We had a great time strolling around here, nothing was open being Sunday, but well-kept gardens and statues, architecture and very relaxing. Good views from the back over the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did not have a lot of time by went into the State Capitol building to see the contrast to our home sate of NC and other Capitol buildings we have seen . The building sits high in Nashville and you have a great view all over the city.

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Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As state capitols go, the Tennessee State Capitol is fine. The building is nice, the plaza is attractive, and it's fine for a school trip or something like that. But, if you are visiting Nashville, why would you spend your time at the capitol when you could be seeing the Hermitage or the Frist Center or the Opry?

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Thank zsazsa17
Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the capital city of Tennessee you should visit it. Besides, it is near everything interesting to do in this beautiful city.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can tour the Capitol and its furnishings. The staircase, the view from the outside, the legislative chambers. If you are downtown make an effort to tour the building.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited the State Capital of Tennessee only on the outside. We didn't have much time to go inside, but enjoyed the view that the capital had to offer. We did see the statues of Andrew Jackson & Andrew Johnson. There is a beautiful fountian that would be great for family pictures.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to tour the Capitol. It was self-guided and one could spend as long as they wanted looking at the different items on display. Doesn't take very long to tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Farmers Market on the Friday morning befor Memorial Day, we walks up to the Capitol. It was neat to see the house and senate chambers. Nice rest rooms. I think it may be closed on the weekends, but the statues around the Capitol are worth seeing.

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Martos, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time strolling around here, nothing was open being Sunday, but well-kept gardens and statues, architecture and very relaxing. Good views from the back over the city.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really love seeing state capitols, and this one is just ok. It is a legit state capitol, so its not like it doesn't do the state justice, but it is just mediocre. On top of a hill. Limited grounds around the building, and no statue of Davy Crockett?!? How can that be? Polk and his wife are buried there... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a good place to exercise the exterior of the capitol is a good spot. They are a bunch of steps and places to walk around. Big steep hill in the back also. The area is very pretty and the landscaping is kept up also.

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