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The Parthenon, Nashville

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Architectural Building Art Museum
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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  • Art and history not to be missed. Short and sweet. Well worth a visit. Bring friends or family. And take lots of pics.  more »
  • I really liked the museum. I saw the original one in Greece and this was recommended by my tour guide there. It was neat to see the Parthenon what it would have looked like in it's prime. The statue o...  more »
  • The Parthenon is located in a beautiful shaded park with free parking. You can walk around this full-size replica of the ancient Greek temple in Athens for free. I found the art inside the museum to b...  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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