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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 W End Ave, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great Place to tour, the 40ft Statue of Athena and the other amazing statues were amazing,to see this kind of Greek History in a US City was mind blowing.

Thank Marion G
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved that the first floor was a local artist and everything in that exhibit was about TN. Going to the second floor is breath taking. Athena is so amazing. I could have sat there all day taking in all the detail.

Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth seeing, but not worth a long trip to find it. Concrete can be jarring. The surrounding area makes the whole scene pleasant.

Thank d l
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is really worth a visit and the admission fee is quite low. Inside around the perimeter, there is an outstanding donation of art permanently on display. In the centre there are changing displays. Upstairs is a replica of the statue of Athena which once...More

Thank RESK2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool place! Loved it, has the statue of Athena inside, largest statue in the Us or something like that, super cool, makes you think you should give something at her feet or you will be crushed! Lol, very informative and even had a local...More

Thank Rumplestilskin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fact that you get to access and experience such an impressive replica in the U.S. is very cool! Even if you just want to walk around the outside, it's worth the trip to see in person.

Thank lb12_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely garden with river walks and the Parthenon very beautiful . Nice to get away from the strip as well back to nature

Thank IrishbabeDublin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a bit away from downtown but well worth the trip. Take your time to enjoy the outside and artwork inside. Really great information on the history of the building and about Nashville.

Thank Kellyem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit and learn some Greece and American history.easy to get to and a lot of American history.well worth visiting.

Thank 689ronaldn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to spend an hour or so learning about Nashville's early history, especially the year of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. I enjoyed seeing the Centennial artifacts on display and browsing the art galleries. The replica Athena statue was also neat to see. Relatively inexpensive...More

Thank Fortyfivefifty
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alotofgewgaws
26 July 2017|
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k_duguid
29 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.
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Jessica U
1 March 2017|
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Response from Ginny T | Reviewed this property |
Not more than an hour
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