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 provides information about the park. 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.
Hours: Park daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Visitor center Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30; closed major holidays. Guided 1-hour tours depart Wed. at 10, 1 and 3, Apr.-Nov. Phone ahead to confirm tour departure schedule. Allow 30 minutes minimum.