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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 2 August 2017 via mobile

Exact replica of the original Parthenon in Rome. A must see in the middle of Nashville! Had fun with pics and right in a beautiful park area!

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

So impressed with this landmark. The high point was the art exhibit downstairs, but I just enjoyed experiencing the whole thing and learning a little more about Americana. So cool. We'll be back for sure!

Thank owen41099
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I've been here several times with family, friends, and groups. The tour guides have all been interesting. One guide, a man with a very long braid of hair, was exceptionally entertaining and knowledgeable. Will go again even though I've been several times already!

Thank slmUSA
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Wonderful majestic replica of the Parthenon temple. Also the copy of the goddess Athena Parthenos statue inside is also worth a look. Art and architecture buffs can spend hours admiring the building inside and out. The park surrounding the area are also wonderful spaces to...More

Thank visi2r1
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is an interesting tourist attraction, very happy we went. Easy parking, inexpensive, and was so interesting how this Parthenon came about. It's an easy hour spent here. Great to bring a packed lunch and spend it in the park. If you bought the Total...More

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Very historic and iconic. Just the way it looks and feels it seems like you're inside a majestic space. Loved the architecture and to learn more about it.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 31 July 2017

On a recent trip to Nashville was able to tour the exhibit and Centennial Park....Quite interesting and worth the few dollars admission

Thank Leila K
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This park is really neat to walk through. Something interesting and free to do. We went after the Parthenon was closed but you can still walk around it.

Thank Marcy S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Parthenon is worth a quick stop. We were there on a day that it was closed (every Monday) but that's ok because we didn't have any desire to go inside. You can still wander around outside and get a good feel for the architecture...More

Thank TravelingChefNewYork
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Don't skip the Parthenon and the nearby park, Very nice atmosphere on weekend, we liked the small lake next to it

Thank Meir I
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26 July 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.
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1 March 2017|
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Response from Ginny T | Reviewed this property |
Not more than an hour