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The Parthenon, Nashville

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Architectural Building Landmark
Experience Ancient Greece in the heart of Tennessee at The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original structure in Athens. The impressive imitation was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, no doubt influenced by Nashville's moniker, "Athens of the South." Examine the plaster replica of the Parthenon Marbles and the imposing statue of Athena Parthenos. Nashville native Alan LeQuire needed eight years to complete the 13 m (42 ft) tall Athena statue. The building also serves as an art museum with a permanent collection of 63 paintings by 19th- and 20th-century American artists. To visit The Parthenon and get the most from your holiday in Nashville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nashville itinerary builder.
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  • It was closed because we visited on Monday. The Centennial Park was beautiful. Very family friendly. We parked for free & rode on one of the two "Hop On/Hop Off" tour trolleys. Very convenient  more »
  • If you are in Nashville you would be remiss not to see this attraction. The history goes back to the Nashville Centennial Exposition of 1897.  more »
  • The Parthenon is a replica of the one in Greece located in Centennial park. It is a beautiful structure that is also a museum. They are closed on Mondays and certain holidays. The first floor has a gi...  more »
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  • Full size replica of the Parthenon in Greece. Really nice art gallery in the lower level. A statue of the goddess Athena upstairs. Set in a beautiful park. We very much enjoyed our visit.
  • This is a good place to go to spend some time outside and fun picture opportunities. Plus the park around it is great for hanging out. We didn't go inside, but it looked like a lot of people were paying to get in.
  • The Parthenon was a great attraction to go and see. It is so unique. I loved the history behind the Parthenon and how it came to be, all outlined within the exhibit inside. Centennial park is also great and on a beautiful day like today, was great to stole around.
  • Really great art and historical objects. Very educational tours through out the day and the staff is very helpful and informative. Of course, the main attraction, Athena, is amazing to see.
  • Really nice place. But you can only take pictures in certain areas inside. They have some beautiful paintings.