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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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Built initially for the Tennessee Centennial in the late 1800's, it was restored in the early 1900's and worth a look at the architecture and the lower level exhibit that has... read more

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Built initially for the Tennessee Centennial in the late 1800's, it was restored in the early 1900's and worth a look at the architecture and the lower level exhibit that has photographs and descriptive information about the Centennial. The crazy statue on the upper level, however, is somewhat garish and was not in the original building.

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The inside was closed during our visit but the building and park was wonderful. Such wonderful architecture.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is huge and majestic. Nothing great inside unless you are really a history museum buff although the statue inside is nice. You pay like 6 dollars entry. But overall park it is situated at is very nice with lot of options with family. A nice place to picnic and get things to play with family in the lawns.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been many times, but only recently saw the museum inside. It was cheap ($6/each) and reminded me of being back in DC. They have a gift shop inside that you don't have to pay admission to visit. It was neat to go inside and learn the history of the Parthenon. It wasn't originally intended to be a permanent installation!... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This huge building in green Centennial Park was a delight! On Sunday, there were lots of families, an art fair, joggers and bicyclists enjoying the park and lake. Across the lake is this replica of the doric Parthenon, built in Athens to honor the virgin goddess of war and wisdom. Inside, her 24 carat gilded statue stands 41 feet tall,... More 

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Shaftsburg, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Nashville and are looking for a quick WOW attraction, it's family friendly, a neat structure with some surprises inside. If it's hot or rainy during your trip, it's a great escape. Family enjoyed, bring your camera!

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful park for walking, runners, photos, spontaneous rugby, or swinging on the many double seat swings. In the park you can read up on the history of the park and admire the bronze sculptures of famous historical figures. There's a locomotive on the grounds as well as a plane for children's education.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a stop on our hop on hope off bus, it was a fun stop but we're a little disappointed to find out that there was a cost to go in. The grounds had some snack and drink vendors...other than that not much to see from the outside.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we didn't know what to expect and what a wonderful surprise the re-creation of the 42 ft statue of Athena is the focus but the building and the art inside we just loved it a must stop

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This was breathtaking. I wish the inside was open later, but even visiting at night was worth it. Great photo opportunity.

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