Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville was opened on June 1, 1996, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Tennessee's statehood. The park is filled with historic memorials and offers a fascinating glimpse at the past. Stunning views of the state capitol building and downtown Nashville can also be found from the park.

One of the more intriguing features is the Pathway of History. This is simply a wall that has been engraved with all the major historical events that have occurred in the first 200 years of Tennessee's statehood. At the end of this walkway you will find the Court of Three Stars, which is encircled by a 95-bell carillon. From the Court of Three Stars, be sure to take in the spectacular view to the southeast across the park and toward the state capitol building.

Parking is available along 6th and 7th Avenues. If time allows, check out the Nashville Farmer’s Market next door. A great spot for lunch, the Farmer’s Market also houses many shops where you can find locally made crafts and goodies.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

History. Great view of state capitol building. Located next to Nashville Farmers Market.

Cons

Noisy due to nearby roads and train tracks.

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Bicycling
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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