Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is off James Robertson Pkwy. between 6th and 7th aves. The 19-acre park was completed in 1996 to commemorate the 200th year of Tennessee statehood. A granite map of Tennessee is imbedded in the concrete plaza; the state's rivers are represented by fountains.
A 2,000-seat amphitheater provides dramatic views of the Capitol to the south, while a plaza contains the Tennessee World War II Memorial. A 95-bell carillon plays Tennessee-themed songs on the hour. The visitor center features exhibits. Picnic tables are available.
Adjacent to the park on 7th Avenue is the Nashville Farmers' Market, open daily 8-6. Access to a multi-use greenway path is available on the 6th Avenue side of the park.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.