Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville: Hours, Address, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
4.5
State Parks • Historic Walking Areas
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
This 19 acre park in the heart of Nashville serves as a monument to the bicentennial celebration of the State of Tennessee. This park offers plenty of opportunities to learn about the long history of Tennessee while having a great experience in a beautiful green space. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks website.
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1-2 hours
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Minneapolis, MN116 contributions
Jul 2021
What a cool park and an interesting way to absorb some historical facts about the state of Tennessee. It was a very hot, humid morning so we just walked a bit on one side and then hiked up the stairs to the capital building to take in the view. We never did see the visitor's center, which we would have found helpful if, for nothing else, a bit of a respite from the heat. We arrived at the park at about 9:15am on a July weekday and there were plenty of free two-hour parking spots.
Written August 1, 2021
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Cindy T
Pinellas Park, FL76 contributions
Oct 2021
We got off here from the Trolley, after hearing about some of the history of the site and its design. Meant more once you have that background. Tons to see and read, lots of open space to run around for kids. The Farmers market (indoor) across the drive has great food that you can use for a picnic, or eat at their tables under cover. Try to get there at the top of the hour to hear the Carillon bells.
Written November 3, 2021
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN1,347 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Really nice place for a stroll in this 11 acre park on the north side of downtown with great views of the Tennessee State Capitol perched high above. Opportunities to learn a lot about US and Tennessee history when viewing the huge granite map of the state and following the Pathway of History through the park not to mention the nearby free Tennessee State Museum located on the northwest corner of the park. The Farmer’s Market is a good place to grab a bite and make sure you listen to the 95 bell Carillon which plays on the top of every hour.
Written January 19, 2022
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Christine C
18 contributions
Apr 2021
The park was beautiful. We went there after visiting Centennial Park to read more about the state of TN and city of Nashville. Lots of new things to learn and great photo opportunities! It's also near the farmer's market with lots of great food!
Written April 10, 2021
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Sean Bryan
Fort Lauderdale, FL450 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is a really nice park in Nashville and there is so much to read and see. We spent a couple hours on Sunday afternoon here before our flight back home. Beautiful views, a ton of history, and nice peaceful place to walk and take pictures. If you’re in the area and looking to get away from Broadway and all the other stuff we recommend spending some time at this park!
Written August 7, 2021
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mahtomedigirl
Mahtomedi, MN268 contributions
Sep 2021
We were really impressed with the thoughtfulness behind this tribute to the state of Tennessee. Interesting history and details combined into this display. It was good to hear about it on our golf cart tour, as we probably wouldn't have learned as much just walking around.
Written October 3, 2021
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jer b
Bristol, CT1,855 contributions
Dec 2019
The Bicentennial park is very close to the state capitol building and provides an excellent photo opportunity for the capitol building itself. It was constructed to celebrate the bicentennial of Tennessee in 1996. It is sizable (over ten acres), and has the following points of interest: a carillon, an amphitheater, walkways, a large granite map of the state, and a memorial to WWII veterans. There are a large number of columns in a circle which is very attractive. There is a Pathway of History that illustrates the history, the culture and natural wonders of Tennessee. Wonderful place to visit.
Written January 1, 2020
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD562 contributions
Jul 2020
I tend to like parks at night. Less people, cooler, and - particularly when decently lit - still offering all the charms of the day. I also seek out well lit benches and often read until late. In contrast to downtown Nashville, this is absolutely quiet even on weekend evenings and (in my experience) totally safe. On the west side there are benches with decent lighting and the whole of the Capitol side there's an eating area with tables that remains well lit until late in the evening and basically deserted other than passing security. It's also a good starting point for a trek up to the Capitol grounds, which is more hill than you think if you are intent on going all the up :)
Written July 15, 2020
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froghop96
Pataskala, OH175 contributions
Mar 2022
It is free and right beside the farmer's market and the state museum. The bells play several songs on the hour and very nice to be there when they do. There is a large map of Tennessee in granite that we looked at for a few minutes. There is a small amphitheater. There is also a WWII museum worth a few minutes of your time.
Written April 10, 2022
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03Mikme
Silver Spring, MD196 contributions
Aug 2020
As you along the granite wall you can learn more of the history of Tennessee. Very creative. The obeliskd chime famous Tennessee songs. 2 hour free parking. Some areas still under construction. Quite impressive WWII Memorial onsite.
Written August 12, 2020
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