The Parthenon, Nashville

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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. Plan your visit to The Parthenon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nashville journey planner.
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  • The building is definitely impressive considering it is an exact replica of the original Parthenon in Greece. As a curiosity it will certainly draw you. The cost is reasonable at $6.00 and the statute...  more »
  • My husband and I were looking for things to do during our long weekend in Nashville and everyone said we needed to see the Parthenon. I agree it was a very cool site to see and the history was very in...  more »
  • What a great Place to tour, the 40ft Statue of Athena and the other amazing statues were amazing,to see this kind of Greek History in a US City was mind blowing.  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.
  • This is an awesome sight to see. It has a lot to look at and is worth the visit. It was only 25 dollars for a family of five. This is a museum and contains more centennial park items than ancient greek.
  • 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 nice place. But you can only take pictures in certain areas inside. They have some beautiful paintings.

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