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The Parthenon

2600 W End Ave, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203
+1 615-862-8431
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Standing as the centerpiece in Nashville's Centennial Park, the Parthenon is a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Come inside to see the 42-foot gilded sculpture of Athena, the permanent display of American paintings from the Cowan Collection, the history of the Nashville Parthenon dating back to the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition, and a variety of temporary shows and exhibitions! The entrance is located on the ground level of the East side of the building.
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2600 W End Ave, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203
+1 615-862-8431
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Reviewed yesterday

The faithful, full-sized replica from the outside is both beautiful and amazing. Then inside are a couple of hallways full of historical displays of the Centennial Exposition for which the Parthenon originally was built. Then some of the city's owned artwork, then going upstairs --...More

Thank rendahl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Nashville Parthenon is a replica of the original in Athens, Greece. Although there is a few for entrance, the interior is rich with the history of both the original Parthenon and the Nashville Parthenon. Since it also serves as an art museum, photographs are...More

Thank mpoirier617
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had already seen this place in a movie, it was fun to see in person : bigger than I thought I highly recommend it ,was fun

Thank John98273
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredible structure. Best thing is the building itself with massive brass doors and columns and a 41 foot high statue of the goddess Athena. A replica of the Parthenon in Greece built around the turn of the century for the centennial of the state of...More

Thank jcgtune
Reviewed 3 days ago

You should visit this site, so much history here. We were fortunate to hear a tour guide describe the statue inside, its fascinating. If you go make sure to listen to the tour guide should one be available.

Thank LoriLynn9264
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place if you are interested in history. Lots of things to look at and great place for picture taking. Little kiddos will like this place. Just make sure you leave before the traffic on interstate 24 gets bad.

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having been to the original Parthenon site in Athens, Greece, we were curious what we would find ar this replica. It was interesting, informative, and historically appealing and accurate.

Thank Drexel G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not only is the statue of Athena astounding and a remarkable treasure, the rest of the museum is fascinating. Well worth the price of admission.

Thank keithhyman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you go, you might want to learn about the history of this place inside the museum. It’s very interesting to see the old pictures of the 1897 Centennial Exposition. I wish they had kept those buildings that they built for the event. They demolished...More

Thank ZxTravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a completely random addition to Centennial Park. It's the only full size replica of the Parthenon in existence and is the reason some call Nashville the Athens of the South. The first floor had an art gallery with pieces that show Nashville and...More

Thank StacyInDC2012
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Alaina1024 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. You won't be able to go inside the building, but you can experience the exterior.
30 June 2017|
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Response from Marsha V | Reviewed this property |
It Is a huge beatiful park I did not see picnic tables or a pavilion.
Jessica U
1 March 2017|
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Response from Ginny T | Reviewed this property |
Not more than an hour