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The History of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

The History of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park – Opened on June 1st, 1996 the bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is a celebration of the birth of Tennessee. This 11-acre park provides lush greenery and open walking paths that provide visitors plenty of room to walk or run. The Park includes several attractions, including a 200-foot granite map of the state, a World War II Memorial, a 95-Bell Carillon, a Pathway of History, and the Rivers of Tennessee Fountains. These remarkable landmarks help educate visitors on the wonderful and extensive history the state of Tennessee has to offer.   

The Background of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park  

In the late ’50s to early ’60s an urban boom was taking place and the population of Nashville was on the rise. People from all over the country started to take note, how beautiful Nashville was and is to this day. The location of the park was chosen, due to its location to the state capital building. The state park provides an astonishing view of the governor’s office, which is on top of the hill overlooking the park. Visitors have the opportunity to walk up the stairs and reach the doors of the state capitol building and overlook the entire Capitol Mall in its majesty. On a perfect fall day, the view is truly unbelievable.   


Music can be heard throughout the park, whether that is the carillon bells or at the state-of-the-art amphitheater 300 yards away. This beautiful amphitheater can seat 2,000 people comfortably. It provides an unmatched listening experience, being located in downtown Nashville, music is part of its vibrant culture.   

The counties of Tennessee  

In addition, every single county of Tennessee can be discovered along the walkways of the Capitol Mall. They are neatly organized into sections from East, Middle, and West Tennessee. Much like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visitors can walk right on top of these markers and take pictures with them. Furthermore, these markers provide more than just the county’s name, they are also a time capsule for each county. These time capsules are filled with important artifacts that help define each county. On the state of Tennessee’s 300th  birthday, June 1st, 2096, each time capsule will be unveiled. Unveiling to us finally, what is inside.   

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park  is the location for the 2021 Tennessee Honey Festival   

Luckily, the 2021 Tennessee Honey Festival will be located at this magnificent venue. It provides additional space for all of the festival-goers and the vendors who plan on attending this year’s event. This year’s festival is larger than ever before and we are excited to have you all there. For ticket information to the 2021 Tennessee Honey Festival please visit   

The festival will be one of a kind and definitely one to be remembered. There is no better way to remember such a fantastic time than getting a festival t-shirt. Get your TN Honey Festival t-shirt today at This way you can look back on this year’s festival with a smile and a good-looking souvenir.   

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