Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville

Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · State Park
Get a taste of Tennessee's history by taking a stroll through Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. A lasting monument to the state's Bicentennial Celebration, the park occupies the historic salt lick in downtown Nashville offering views of the Capitol. Pick a two-page park map from the visitor center and take a self-guided tour. Find Nashville on a huge granite map of the state, cool down by the four water fountains that represent the rivers of Tennessee, pay your respects to war heroes at a World War II Memorial, or slow dance to Tennessee Waltz at 95-Bell Carillon. Don't miss dramatic views of the city skyline from a large amphitheater. Picnic tables under the train trestle are available on a first come, first serve basis. Put Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nashville online sightseeing planner.
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  • Quite and Peaceful place to reflect on History. This is a long park below the State Capital. The exhibits relay the story of the State.  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Absolutely an awesome part to go to. Grateful running and any type of exercising including dog walking or an afternoon stroll in the park. The landscape is very manicured allows you to walk through nature. The amphitheater has a unique view of the State Capitol building where where you can see the incline of the grass with Nashville's tallest buildings in background. One unique feature is it has columns at the end of the park that ring a bell every hour. There's always events going on at the park. Perfectly located in between the Nashville Sounds stadium and the Farmers market.
  • I absolutely love this park. It’s just such a beautiful way to highlight what makes Tennessee so unique. The wall detailing the state’s history and the street showcasing each county are both amazing, but the giant marble globe inside a fountain is just stunning. Equally fun is standing in the middle of the columns and hearing your own voice in surround. Definitely worth setting aside an hour to explore.
  • Wonderful place to visit and see the rich history of all 95 counties of Tennessee. The Farmers Market gives you a plethora of selection of local handmade vegetables and fruits to crafts. Inside, the air conditioner or heat is a relief to the outer elements and you have a wide selection of restaurants to choose from and a huge food court to eat and enjoy the view
  • I stopped here for the farmer's market and had so many choices for lunch it was hard but what I did was delicious. The cost was very reasonable. The park itself has a wonderful display of Tennessee history. It is a beautiful well-maintained Park in the middle of Nashville.
  • Great place to hang out after visiting the “tourist” areas of Nashville. We ate lunch from multiple vendors at the farmers market and purchased some fresh produce as well. There is a water feature that kids of all ages can play in and most of the tour buses stop and go throughout the day. There is also ample parking if you drive yourself. The view of the Capitol building and expansive lawns is amazing from the front trolley stop.

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