Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Nashville: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

1. Nashville: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Journey through Nashville's top sights with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour. View sights like the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Blue Bird Café. Head through 'The District,' a downtown area featuring opportunities for world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley to view popular attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Parthenon, and the Bicentennial Capitol Mall. More than just a sightseeing tour, it's a fun and educational adventure as your trolley conductor provides an entertaining narration that includes little known facts and behind-the-scenes tips. Avoid city traffic and costly parking with an option that leaves you free to concentrate on taking in the sights. When you're finished, just hop aboard the next Old Town Trolley to continue discovering all that Nashville has to offer. A combination of transportation and entertainment, the Old Town Trolley is the best way to see the city. Offering 13 convenient stops: 1) Lower Broadway 2) 116 5th Ave N: Ryman Auditorium 3) 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S: Country Music Hall of Fame 4) 301 6th Ave N, War Memorial/TPAC5) 401 Gay St: Musicians Hall of Fame 6) 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd: Farmers’ Market 7) Capitol View 8) 1305 Clinton St STE 100: Marathon Village9) 2500 West End Ave, Centennial Park 10) Midtown11) 1901 15th Ave S: Belmont Mansion12) The Gulch 13) 1001 Broadway: Union Station

Nashville: 2-hour Trolley Sightseeing Tour by Night

2. Nashville: 2-hour Trolley Sightseeing Tour by Night

Hop on board a traditional trolley for a 2-hour guided tour of the city. Follow a carefully-curated route that gets you the best views of Nashville at night, as the guide narrates the landmarks and highlights you pass. Along the way you will stop to have time for photos at a series of locations throughout the city: see Nashville’s distinctive skyline, then take in The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens that was built for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Continue to the Tennessee State Capitol Building, beautifully illuminated after dark. Stop for photos at the Bicentennial Mall, a landmark with dramatic city views. Make your way down Broadway, where the country music scene is going full swing after dark, then return to the Riverfront train station, where this tour concludes.

Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

3. Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

Explore Nashville through the eyes of a local musician. See all the best attractions the musical city has to offer. Begin your experience with hotel pickup. Meet the local singer who will be your guide outside your hotel. Then, climb aboard the air-conditioned SUV to be taken to explore the sights and sounds of Music City. Enjoy downtown Nashville "Honkey Tonk Row", a history lesson and tour around the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. See the Farmers Market, a 200-foot Tennessee state map, and more. Photo opportunities will be available to get some beautiful pictures. Next, head to Marathon Village the home of the famous reality show American Pickers store, where you will see some antiques and hear interesting stories. Then, after taking a look at the shops (optional), tour Music Row and learn all there is to know about the famous sight from your guide. See the Gulch area and drive by unique shops, restaurants, and murals you can come back to visit. Visit the Nashville Parthenon for a short history lesson and some great photo opportunities before returning to your hotel. Drive up to the Bluebird Cafe, where some of the best songwriter's in the world have been discovered. Your guide might even serenade you with one of their original songs they performed there. From there you'll enjoy driving down 12th Ave. South, enjoying learning about the locally owned shops and restaurants where you'll pass by Reese Witherspoon's dress shop and Dolly's enterprise.

Nashville: Private Historic Horse and Carriage Ride

4. Nashville: Private Historic Horse and Carriage Ride

See many of Nashville’s key landmarks as you uncover its history on this private horse and carriage ride. Learn about the past and present of the city and see locations of historic significance including the Hermitage Hotel, Davidson County Courthouse, and Tennessee State Capitol. Discover beautiful sites, historic landmarks, and lots of fun facts about Nashville. Sit back and enjoy the ride from downtown Nashville to Bicentennial Mall State Park before you head back to the meeting point. During the tour you will see: Fort Nashborough: a stockade established in early 1779 in the French Lick area of the Cumberland River Valley. It was a forerunner to the settlement that would become the city of Nashville, Tennessee Printer's Alley: home to a thriving publishing industry at the beginning of the 20th century Davidson County Courthouse: an Art Deco building built during 1936-37. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 Tennessee State Capitol: the seat of government for the U.S. state of Tennessee War Memorial Auditorium: a 2000-seat performance hall The Hermitage Hotel: Nashville’s longest-standing hotel The Tennessee Performing Arts Center/Andrew Jackson Hall Downtown Presbyterian Church Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park: an outdoor museum featuring a series of design elements that highlight the natural and cultural history of Tennessee including fountains, monuments, an amphitheater, and daily farmer's markets

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What people are saying about Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 452 reviews

One of the three guides were informative and entertaining. The stops were perfect and really helped us know what to see during our trip. Highly recommend doing at the beginning of your trip to know where to spend more time

We only had a short time in Nashville, so this worked out very well. We saw all the important sites. We used the jump on & off a couple times. We got our ideas for meals that day by what we saw. It was great.

Debbie was great. very informative tour. Great way to start off your trip

The driver was extremely knowledgeable of the city and entertaining.

A good way to see what is in the area and also get some history.