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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 days ago

This is a completely random addition to Centennial Park. It's the only full size replica of the Parthenon in existence and is the reason some call Nashville the Athens of the South. The first floor had an art gallery with pieces that show Nashville and...More

Thank StacyInDC2012
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a surprise to find this replica of the Greek Parthenon and to read all the history of the centennial and the building and rebuilding of the place. It is definitely a good place to go and then to walk the grounds of the park...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 3 days ago

great landmark and museum within a very nice park . Great for picnics star gazing , jogging . a must see when you visit the city

Thank Bubbles123_12
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of our Uber Drivers recommended. If you are interested in history, this is unique place to visit.

1  Thank soonergirl64
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although the indoor tour of The Parthenon museum is great, it’s not necessary to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

1  Thank Tamar R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We only stopped here briefly on a tour of the park, but I was so glad we did! The Parthenon replica was great to see. I believe it is an exact replica to the one in Athens, only completely intact. We did not go inside....More

1  Thank MLTraveler23
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Parthenon its self is stunning but inside it was a little bit of a let down. There were lots of great painting but it left small and I expected to see some famous painters

1  Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Filled with historical artifacts about Nashville, I'd certainly recommend a visit. A picture with Goddess Athena is certainly worthwhile.

1  Thank GenevieveC548
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Plenty of free parking. The opportunity to see this full replica of the Parthenon is amazing! The Athena is interesting to view; reality of the size is amazing. The casts of the real remnants of the statues on the upper floor in the back are...More

Thank Marion H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the Parthenon. Easy to find with Google maps. Plenty of free parking. Definitely a unique experience. It was a Vandy football Saturday so there were plenty of people around and the weather was perfect.

Thank Mark V
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27 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