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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  • October 4, 2017
    The building was very impressive. We did not visit the museum that is inside. We did walk the grounds of the impressive sized park that surrounds it. It was a great leisurely morning. Even with the am...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This is in Centennial park which is a beautiful place. This is an exact replica of the original Parthenon which was in Greece. It is a very large building with many "carvings" that are very intricate....  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    We walked around the park, watched people playing sports, and enjoyed sitting in the shade around the Parthenon. If you like architecture and history, especially if you are visiting Nashville from els...  more »
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  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    Really nice place. But you can only take pictures in certain areas inside. They have some beautiful paintings.

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