Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, also known as the Bicentennial Mall, is an urban state park in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The park is located northwest of the Tennessee State Capitol building and was opened on June 1, 1996, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Tennessee’s statehood. Receiving more than 2.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited of Tennessee's 56 state parks.
The 19-acre (77,000 m2) park has its borders defined by Jefferson Street on the north, James Robertson Parkway on the south, 6th Avenue North on the east and 7th Avenue North on the west. It is situated directly north of the hill that contains the Tennessee State Capitol, which is distinctly visible from the park. The Nashville Farmers' Market is to the park's immediate west. The Tennessee State Museum is located directly west of the park's north end, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives is east of the north end.
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Ab Jaworski | Feb 7, 2018
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
John Hamilton | Jan 25, 2018
The park is a representation of all 95 Tennessee Counties. One side is divided into East,Middle and West with each county having a space and a star for each county seat. The side next to the Farmer's Market has state history.The end closest to the Capitol has an amphitheater and the Ranger's station. The opposite has a carillon.The parks affords some of the best views of Capitol Hill and parks of downtown. There are big open spaces for frisbee or kites.
Mohamed Rafi | Dec 13, 2017
Beautiful Park... close to downtown... you can say like New York Central Park...... now days lots of construction and less parking... hopefully they won't mess up the park... so nice to walk and when there is spring... LOVE IT!!!!!
Malvina Collier | Jan 21, 2018
It was inspiring. Would have liked to march longer, maybe to Alexander & Corker's offices. Great to see women, men and children of all ages standing together for equality and freedom.
Tsilos Schoener | Jan 6, 2018
New Years eve party! We had a wonderful time. Loved the food trucks, the televisions broadcasting the show all over the park, and the security made me feel safe. Very nice park!
David Win | Mar 10, 2018
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!
JAY HAAS | May 7, 2018
Great place for gathering, free parking, tho not so close to event (Octoberfest). Sweeping view of surroundings. Many rehabilitated old homes, some over 150 years old. Area has seen resurgence in popularity recently, many new restaurants there. Parking at these places is tight, tho some have valet service. Great variety also. I enjoyed my visit very much.
Melissa S | Apr 5, 2018
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.
Samantha Lund | Apr 14, 2018
This (FREE) outdoor space is beautiful and located right next to Nashville's Farmers' Market, it's a logical place to visit after you have been around so many people in a small space! Lots of great history nuggets are everywhere, etched in walls, monuments, and bricks. Free parking areas are conveniently located in many places. There is even water jets/fountains near the flagpoles that many families with young children visit on hot days.
JaRise Forever | Apr 24, 2018
We visited from out of town. Parking wasn’t an issue. It was a beautiful day for a walk. The intermittent parts of the park with memorials was nice. Clean and kept. Stay for a moment to hear the bells at one end. It was prom night so there was many parties taking photos. It has a Central Park feel but obviously on a much lesser scale. Take a blanket and relax in the grass absorbing the sun. Stay all day or take a quick stroll. In and out quickly.
Phillip Weber | Jun 3, 2018
Fun area to walk around with cool historical facts and big trees for needed shade. also a farmers/international market with coffee food and other stuff. also walking distance to Germantown. good way to spend a few hours in this city
Melanie Bean | Jun 9, 2018
We were lucky enough to stumble upon a reenactment of a baseball game from 1864. I know it sounds strange, but it was a lot of fun to watch. The farmers market was huge and all of the vendors were really friendly. There was also an amazing ice cream place in the market building with the restaurants in it. We walked down and let the kids play in the splash pad too, they had a great time with all the other kids. If you like history the walls and sidewalks are full of information about the state, including some interesting quotes.
Matt Palomaki | Jun 15, 2018
Great spot to take out of towners and walk around. The historical timeline with major world events is cool. Stand in the middle of the 3 stars and get great a view of the capital. Stand dead center of the three stars and the echo created by the pillars is a super cool experience. When the fountains are on kids like to play in them and the granite globe is fun for kids to try and get it to rotate. Added a bonus if farmers market is open.
Randall Jeremiah | Jun 11, 2018
Good park for a stroll if you want shade rest under the railroad tracks sitting at the tables there. You can cool off at the fountain simply by running through it. Let your inner kid out. I recommend if you are in the city and need a short break go here it is close and a 30 minutes stroll can help to reset.
Anna Langstaff | Jul 23, 2018
It was a great place to walk around and learn about the history of Tennessee. A really nice farmers market of local produce. Not over priced and a very good variety of everything. Also a great food court with just about everything you could think or want to eat
Christina Brandsma | Jul 29, 2018
This is a beautiful park. The downside is that it was not easy to find as I walked from downtown. The upside is the beautifully displayed history and nature throughout the park. There was information about Tennessee’s history, the Tennessee rivers, and Tennessee’s role in world history. I also recommend the farmers market right by the park.
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