Activities & Resources
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park051in Nashville, TN 37243
about Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park:
Park Rangers, well-versed in Tennessee's historical, natural and recreational attractions, are available to conduct organized tours of the park, give programs to large groups or to simply visit with park visitors about the wonders of Tennessee.
Park features include Tennessee Map Plaza, a 200-foot granite state map highlighting the major roads, 95 counties, rivers, interesting geographic formations and details of each county. It's located at the entrance point of the park, on James Robertson Parkway.
Picnic tables, restrooms, and vending machines are located under the railroad trestle, which leads the way to our kids' favorite spot on a summer's day - the Rivers of Tennessee Fountains.
Along the west side of the park, a 1,400-foot Wall of History is engraved with historic events that have occurred over the past two centuries. Each ten-year period along the wall is marked by a granite pylon. The wall "breaks" at the time of the Civil War to represent the divisive nature of the war on the state.
The center section of the park features a 2,000-seat amphitheater, composed of terraced lawns providing dramatic views of the State Capitol building and hosting concerts and other special events.
A visitor center/gift shop is located under the trestle.