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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 24 May 2017

The inside was closed during our visit but the building and park was wonderful. Such wonderful architecture.

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is huge and majestic. Nothing great inside unless you are really a history museum buff although the statue inside is nice. You pay like 6 dollars entry. But overall park it is situated at is very nice with lot of options with family. A...More

Thank PeeyushBhalla
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I've been many times, but only recently saw the museum inside. It was cheap ($6/each) and reminded me of being back in DC. They have a gift shop inside that you don't have to pay admission to visit. It was neat to go inside and...More

Thank Ashlyn G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This huge building in green Centennial Park was a delight! On Sunday, there were lots of families, an art fair, joggers and bicyclists enjoying the park and lake. Across the lake is this replica of the doric Parthenon, built in Athens to honor the virgin...More

Thank Eileenthepainter
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

If you're in Nashville and are looking for a quick WOW attraction, it's family friendly, a neat structure with some surprises inside. If it's hot or rainy during your trip, it's a great escape. Family enjoyed, bring your camera!

Thank MichTraveler517
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park for walking, runners, photos, spontaneous rugby, or swinging on the many double seat swings. In the park you can read up on the history of the park and admire the bronze sculptures of famous historical figures. There's a locomotive on the grounds as...More

Thank kristalbentley
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This was a stop on our hop on hope off bus, it was a fun stop but we're a little disappointed to find out that there was a cost to go in. The grounds had some snack and drink vendors...other than that not much to...More

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 22 May 2017

we didn't know what to expect and what a wonderful surprise the re-creation of the 42 ft statue of Athena is the focus but the building and the art inside we just loved it a must stop

Thank charles c
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This was breathtaking. I wish the inside was open later, but even visiting at night was worth it. Great photo opportunity.

Thank mngirl651
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The park is a great place for a late afternoon stop by. People jogging, laying on the grass or just wondering around. Excellent location.

Thank Rafael C
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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