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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 yesterday

I thought the idea was preposterous so had to check it out for myself. Actually, this place is quite impressive. I quite enjoyed the stroll through the place and the Athena replica was quite surprising and well done.

Thank darlenes823
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great voices of Nashville history centered in Centennial Park on the west side. A 100% perfect to scale replica of the ancient Greek structure. Very nice art gallery inside and gift shop. But the treat is on the upper level.

Thank KramSolo
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful architech statues and history. Informative. Worth a visit. Picturesque as well. Only need about a hour here.

Thank RoseD698
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Parthenon was a stop on our Gray Line Hop Stop so we learned some of its history. It was located in beautiful Centennial Park on a slope giving beautiful views from every angle. A little bit of Ancient Greece right here in Nashville!

Thank NancyinDerby
Reviewed 2 days ago

The replica itself is interesting but the historical information about how and why it was created is even more interesting. The timeline on how it was restored and the purposes for the building were worth learning about too. The art display was good too -...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did not realise that visiting the Parthenon is actually visiting an art gallery. We expected to see more of the architecture of the building rather than rooms and corridors of art. It is not until you climb the stairs to the top level that...More

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The outside is fantastic and sits in a nice park to walk around. There were lots of people there on a Saturday, yet it didn't seem overly crowded. The art gallery was small, but the upstairs room with the casts of the figures on the...More

Thank rebarnes22
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is hard to imagine the site of the exposition in 1897 when this replica of the Parthenon was built. The historical society has a series of photos inside that show how an entire set of pavilions were built and this is the only one...More

Thank CLwriter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is a small art gallery inside the Parthenon and a small pond outside full of life. There isn't an abundance of things to see we were probably there for 1-2 hours and that's because we sat down and watched turtles swimming in the pond...More

Thank Ta E
Reviewed 4 days ago

What is Nashville doing with a copy of the Parthenon???? Turns out it was a part of an international exhibition, we would maybe call it a "world's fair". Almost all of the buildings would be of a temporary design and construction, but the citizens of...More

Thank wms1971
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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