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Address: 2600 West End Ave, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203
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+1 615-862-8431
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Standing as the centerpiece in Nashville's Centennial Park, the Parthenon...

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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The building is the actual size of the original Parthenon. It was built to scale and the statue of Athena was added later. Fascinating to see and did not realize it came about... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
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Amelia Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Located in Centennial Park in Nashville, this sight is a shock to the mind and eyes. I have been to the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, but here it is in its full glory in Nashville. It is a wonder to behold to see what the full structure looked like if not ravaged by time. The park itself is great fun,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing thing to check out. Kids and adults alike can find something to be in awe of. Some walking, but mostly flat.

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Thank Michelle2560
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The building is the actual size of the original Parthenon. It was built to scale and the statue of Athena was added later. Fascinating to see and did not realize it came about because Nashville was known as the Athens of the south.

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N Dartmouth MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We didn't know the Parthenon is closed on Monday so we weren't able to go inside. From the outside, it is very impressive. Maybe we'll get to see it on our next visit.

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A cheap attraction, but other than the giant statue of Athena and the architecture, there really isn't much here.We were in and out in 15 minutes.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Though built as a temporary World Fair replica Parthenon in the 1890's, the decision to refurbish as permanent a few decades later left this as an unusual artifact with a huge statue of Athenia within.

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Galion, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Visited based on a recommendation from a former Nashville resident. I enjoyed the historical exhibits and photographs of the park. Worth the price of admission.

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Houston
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Our groups last stop of a weeklong visit to all Nashville sights was The Parthenon. It looks way out of place but is an exact replica of the Parthenon in Greece. Interesting story about how it got built, but tour the building and get a tour guide who can elaborate on the goddess Athena statue in the middle and the... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

From the outside the building is very impressive indeed. After going through I was less than impressed except for the Athena which was somewhat jaw dropping cool. Not really worth $6 / adult.

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Solon, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is very impressive but would not be a must see for me. The building and museum is very nice and gives you an idea of what the original was like in Athens.

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