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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville, TN

600 James Robertson Pkwy Nashville, , TN 37243
The following tours go by Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park:
The New Nashville City Double Decker Bus Tour Photo
5/24/2024 - 12/31/2024
The brand new city double decker tour Nashville from the Grayline highlights some of the most splendid sites and more in the Nashville, TN area.
Nashville Night Trolley Tour Photo
5/24/2024 - 12/28/2024
View the beautiful city of Nashville like you never have before with the Nashville Night Trolley Tour; this tour transports you around the country-music hot spot while the city lights are sparkling and the night life bustling.
Discover Nashville Inclusive Bus Tours Photo
5/24/2024 - 12/30/2024
Get a tasting of all things Nashville with a Discover Nashville motorcoach tour.
Nashville Helicopter Tours Photo
5/24/2024 - 12/31/2024
If you are going to see Nashville, TN you may as well see it in a breathtaking way with the Nashville Helicopter Tour options offered in the area.
The following tours visit Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park:
Nashville Old Town Trolley Tour Photo
5/24/2024 - 8/23/2024
The Nashville Old Town Trolley Tour is the most fascinating way to experience the city; set out upon this fully-narrated hop on/hop off trolley tour to see Music City like you never have before on a family-oriented excursion.
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is a Tour Stop / Pick Up for the following tours:
Located in the shadow of the Capitol in downtown Nashville, Bicentennial Capitol Mall gives visitors a taste of Tennessee’s history and natural wonders, and serves as a lasting monument to Tennessee’s Bicentennial Celebration, which was June 1, 1996.

During the urban building boom in downtown Nashville in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the natural beauty of the Tennessee State Capitol quickly disappeared on many sides. However, the northern side of the Capitol building was not as conducive to skyscrapers due to the swampy conditions. Because of its natural attributes, this location, which had long attracted wildlife, Native Americans, trappers, and settlers became the home of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

With just a simple walk in the 19-acre park, visitors can experience many facets of Tennessee’s history including a 200-foot granite map of the state, a World War II Memorial, a 95-Bell Carillon, a Pathway of History, and the Rivers of Tennessee Fountains.

A variety of events are offered throughout the year at this location. An annual highlight is Tennessee’s History Festival. Hosted in the fall, this free event is a popular educational field trip for area schools as historical interpreters provide hands-on demonstrations of period trades and activities providing a glimpse of how people lived from day to day during the mid-19th century. Schools and groups wishing to attend the festival may make reservations with the park manager.

The visitor center, picnic tables, and restrooms are located under the train trestle. Picnic tables are available on a first come, first serve basis. Adjacent to the park is the Nashville Farmer’s Market. Open year-round, the market is home to restaurants and shops with a wide variety of offerings and cuisines.

The park also features a 2,000 seat amphitheater that provides dramatic views of the Nashville skyline. Composed of terraced lawns, the amphitheater was modeled after the Greek theater at Epidaurus.

One of the Top 25 Free Things to Do in Nashville This Summer, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is definitely one of Nashville's 'must-see' destinations.


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