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Tennessee State Capitol
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Owner description: The grounds around this majestic neo-classical building offer statues of many historic figures, plus the graves of President Polk and his wife.
Denver, Colorado
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308 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“TSA Type Search to Enter Building”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

My wife was born in Tennessee so we decided to see the State Capital Building during our visit to Nashville. We weren't prepared for the TSA type search when we entered the building. The State Trooper was mean. He made the TSA staff look friendly. After enduring the process we only spent about five minutes in the building because there isn't much to see. We saw the two chambers. The dome isn't very big or elaborate. Not worth the grief to go inside. The best part was the views from the outside of the building.

Visited June 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great views from Capitol Hill.”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The building is interesting and the views are still good even with the skyscrapers downtown. Gets hot up there so go early in the morning in the summer.

Visited April 2014
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New Richmond, Ohio
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“Historical and interesting”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We went on a Tuesday as the Capital is closed on Monday. It was a very cold snowy, blustery, March day. We missed the guided tour so did the self tour. The guide book made it very easy. We were able to see in the House of Representatives and the Senate (as they were not in session) which was really cool. You can also see the original Supreme court room. There was a lot of history in the building such as original paint in one of the corners. It was also interesting to see the Polk burial site. Be prepared to go through security as this is a functioning state capital. We had to provide photo id's and get stick on badges. Well worth the trip.

Visited March 2014
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Summit, New Jersey
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150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Very fun and interesting!”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I love state capitols and they're always fun to tour. It's great to see what parts of a state's history that they want to emphasize and it's great that they're usually free. The Tennessee State Capitol is no exception and it's really a beautiful building. It's designed in the neo-classical style so popular in Nashville and is surrounded by beautiful monuments and even has James K. Polk's grave outside the building. The inside is gorgeous and the senate and house chambers are very fun to see. Tours are on the hour during weekdays, but you can just roam as you please and do a self-guided walking tour. It's smaller than some other state capitols (like PA and NY), but it's definitely worth checking out if you're in the area and love history!

Visited March 2014
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Naperville, Illinois
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619 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“polk burial site”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

lucked out and found a spot on the street that we could quickly park and walk and see the polk burial site. would have been disappointed had i had to park in a lot, but was worth checking off another visit to a presidential burial site. there are some other nice statues and has a nice view of the town.

Visited February 2013
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