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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, also known as the Bicentennial Mall, is an urban state park in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The park is located northwest of the Tennessee State Capitol building and was opened on June 1, 1996, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Tennessee's statehood.FeaturesThe 19acre park has its borders defined by Jefferson Street on the north, James Robertson Parkway on the south, 6th Avenue North on the east and 7th Avenue North on the west. The Nashville Farmers' Market is to the park's immediate west.The Bicentennial Mall features a number of design elements which provide visitors with information on Tennessee history and its natural attractions and landmarks. On the southern end of the park is the Tennessee Map Plaza, a 200ft wide granite map of the state highlighting its counties, rivers, major roads, and other attributes. Eight smaller granite maps arranged below it show other information about the state. The Rivers of Tennessee Fountains feature 31 water fountains representing the major rivers and waterways of the state. The central feature of the park is the Tennessee Amphitheater, a 2000-seat terraced amphitheater used for special events. The northern end of the park features the Court of 3 Stars, a circular plaza made of red, white, and blue granite representing the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee. Surrounding the plaza are 50 columns containing a 95-bell carillon, representing the 95 counties of the state and its musical legacy.
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