Bicentennial Mall State Park
More than a park, visitors can also learn about Tennessee's history through the design elements that are here.
Get a perspective on the entire state with a stroll through the nearby Bicentennial Mall State Park, which is situated alongside the new Nashville Sounds baseball stadium. Note the Rivers of Tennessee Fountains, composed of 31 vertical sprays representing the state's waterways; the Walkway of Counties, with vegetation from different regions; the World War II Memorial, a globe with countries as they were in that period; and the Pathway of History, a 1,400-foot wall illustrating significant events of the last two centuries.
If you work up an appetite, grab whatever's in season from the Farmers Market for a snack, or head inside the pavilion to any of the cheap but excellent ethnic kitchens.
Photo courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.