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Address: 2600 W End Ave, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203
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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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Nice tourist attraction

Of course we checked out The Parthenon on our tourist rounds in Nashville, TN. It was the end of our day on our hop on/hop off bus. The Parthenon is a quick attraction with a... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Grobbendonk, Belgium
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Parthenon is not downtown but the hop on hop off bus and trolley have stops near the Parthenon. As an Eurepean it's a little bit strange to go to a 'new' parthenon but it was interesting enough. There was also an exhibition about why ans how it was build. People wo worked there were very friendly

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The park is beautiful and well maintained. The Parthenon is beautiful and amazing. Highly recommend paying the fee to go inside, totally worth it. Art work and historical pictures of the area at the time it was built. A must see in Nashville!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

OMG... this place is awesome!!! You have to take photos next to it in order to understand the grand scale. We arrived too late to go inside; however, we still were not disappointed!!!! The beautiful detail of the structure itself kept us in awe- we even went back later in the evening to get more photos.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The place was beautiful, but very dated. The beat part is the mile loop around the park. Read the signs for an interesting look at the city's pre-country music history.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Of course we checked out The Parthenon on our tourist rounds in Nashville, TN. It was the end of our day on our hop on/hop off bus. The Parthenon is a quick attraction with a museum & of course the statue of Athena. You will need to purchase a ticket to see the museum & Athena but as far as... More 

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Some great old photos from the old World's Fair, but the visit is definitely worth it to check out the statue of Athena.

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped to see this on our way out of town. It was pretty amazing to see its size and learn it's history. Beautiful park to relax and enjoy the gorgeous fall day.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Wow this place was beautiful on the inside and outside with so much to learn about it and see and all the history on the creation was amazing. A must see

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The museum is overpriced at $6 but this is a great place for a sunny day picture in the city known as the Athens of the South. This is also a good place to park for the tourist trolley but get here early before the lot fills.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Beautiful to see located in a park setting within walking distance of the downtown area, the Parthenon is a powerful piece of architecture hosting a statue of "Athena" inside. The park itself is lovely hosting a beautiful lake flowing through its center with walking bridges and gardens of wonderfully appointed and indignant plants and trees. a Serene and peaceful place... More 

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