Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville

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  • We went here the last day of our trip to Nashville and I wish we had planned to stay longer. It is amazing! The Carillon Bells has a pin/nail in the middle of the circle and if you stand on it, you ca...  more »
  • This place is very simple, yet incredible! It’s your typical state park with plenty of room to walk, bike, run around. It was covered in snow when we visited, so it was harder to enjoy. Hard to stop a...  more »
  • It's a beautiful place, a simple place, to just sit and listen to the chimes. they play every 15 minutes [not sure] and sound is so pure. a wonderful place to walk around - there is a wall that histor...  more »
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  • This just might be one of the nicest city parks we've ever experienced. We first encountered it in our last few hours of our first flying visit to Nashville, and vowed to investigate it further if we ever managed to return. Fortunately, the city left such an impression on us, we actually returned the next year (2017), allowing us to get to know the park better. The timeline wall detailing historic events was a fascination as well as an education. The kids playing in the fountains in an attempt to stay cool, charming. The open space in the middle of the hubbub of the city, a welcome escape. The views up to the civic buildings atop the hill are great, but by far our most favourite thing was the chiming clock towers at the far end of the park. We shared a wee moment of magic up there when we managed to get the place to ourselves. Don't miss it, and if you arrive late or early, wait for the show on the hour. It's a joy!
  • This park behind and down the hill from the capitol is a must see. Its a bit of a walk but they have things to see along the way. They have a map imprinted of the state in the concrete and a nice water show with facts about Tennessee. Picnic tables, restrooms and vending machines are right there so you can sit and relax. Head further on and get to their black world globe rotating on water and the pillars with the Tennessee flag imprinted on the ground. When I went they had a flea market and a farmers market, which might be permanent, with tons of food spots to eat. Grab a picnic table outside, sit inside, or go sit in the park. Either way you sill enjoy your time here. On the way back read the wall about the civil war and Tennessee history that spans your whole walk into the park.
  • This is nice carillon system with ability to play songs on the bells from an organ as well. Why don't they put the Tennessee carousel that is in storage either right in the middle of it or near it if you would not want to ruin the surround sound experience of the bells. The new state museum will open right here and the carousels historical sculptures of the state of TN would fit right in and the park would be a respectful place for it unlike where it used to sit downtown amid the night life wich was a bad spot. But it would fit right in there! I live across the street from the park and they are rallying to bring back the carousel on April 8th. This is just a thought I had because they say if they bring it back they needed to find a place to put it! They are making this area more of a focal point for tourism and the carousel and bells would fit in with the theme and new museum location.
  • This is a great place to go in Nashville to learn about history and the role all of Tennessee played throughout the years. While this park shows many facts like a museum, anyone can just walk, jog, sit on the grass, or even enjoy the multiple water fountains during warm weather. The park is good for meetings and school trips as well. - source - Nashville resident for decades
  • A really cool park! I really liked a lot of the elements of Tennessee's history that are dsplayed along the wall alongside the park here.
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