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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

As a Nashville native, I am always awed by the size and beauty of this beautiful building. Although scholars argue it is not a perfect replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, the Parthenon in Nashville is the only full-scale replica of the original Parthenon...More

Thank johnlC5690AY
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My 15 yr old son is a bit obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology, so he convinced us to make a stop here during our trip to Nashville. I found the souvenir artifacts from 1897 the most interesting thing inside the museum. The statue of...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The art collection was quite lovely and good to look at. Of course, the main attraction is the huge statue of Athena. The architecture was amazing!

Thank sushi1255
Reviewed yesterday

This building is amazing. There is a 50-foot statue of Athena and the entire building is built exactly to the specifications of the Parthenon in Athens (the statue of Athena there is long gone). In the basement, there is a history of the fair for...More

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Family, fun, educational, affordable , great art gallery, a must see Attraction, great park , a hidden gem in the city

Thank Marsha V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a truly amazing reproduction of the actual Parthenon. It is simply a must see in Nashville. Take a picnic lunch and spend some time in the park as well.

Thank 2littletime2play
Reviewed 2 days ago

A really neat place to visit if you're interested in Greek architecture, history, or mythology. There's also some local history included in the museum. The statue of Athena is not to be missed. A small gift shop is inside the entrance.

Thank H8321BAelizabetht
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building, worth driving by at least and the park it's in has lots of other points of interest

Thank drivasconcellos
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were used to music and downtown Nashville but passing by centennial park we came across this gem! A must stop for Nashville!

Thank Jan Michael A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's very beautiful to take pictures outside, drink a juice enjoying the lake and the park and for visit inside the Parthenon museum is free. I recommend you to visit and spend 30 minutes inside and outside of the Parthenon while in Nashville.

Thank ArthurMazur
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Jessica U
How long should we plan for to take the tour?
1 March 2017|
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Response from Ginny T | Reviewed this property |
Not more than an hour
Julee M
Is it open on New Year's Day?
1 January 2017|
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Response from Dande7653 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering, I believe the door said open every day but Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Is parking at the Parthenon free?
19 October 2016|
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Response from renton10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. it's a city park so seemed to have free but limited parking.