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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

Heaven knows why a replica of the Parthenon is in the middle of Nashville, but it is, and it's bonkers. Set in a lovely park it's fun to visit, but a bit like an amusement park version of the reL thing.

Thank Marihelen007
Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't expect what we saw. Structure was really impressive outside but once you got inside the first floor,the art collection impresses you. Then go upstairs and the statue of Athena bowls you over. BTW,the 7.5 ton, 24 ft tall,6.5 ft wide,1 ft thick bronze doors...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The parthenon in Nashville? Who'd a thought? This place is worth seeing and learning its story. Put it on your short list of things to do in Nashville.

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On my 3rd trip to Nashville, I made a point of finally driving over to the Centennial Park ( across from Vanderbilt University) just to see The Parthenon replica. It was worth the trip. The outside is free and available anytime. But the inside is...More

Thank Britt A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Real Scale model of the real thing. It even has a roof the original doesn’t. Really a must see. Very peaceful park

Thank Malillysr
Reviewed 5 days ago

I never knew this life replica of the Parthenon existed until a friend mentioned it. So we decided to incorporate into our road trip and glad we did. In Greece you will see the real thing, all in ruins with no statue of Athena. This...More

Thank Gailybird
Reviewed 5 days ago

I do not care for copies of important places - especially when I have seen the original. So while this one appears to be well done and in a pretty location, I would not make it a "must see." I did not see the exhibit...More

Thank jcc98199
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a visit if passing, unusual sight of Greek architecture in modern Nashville. Not much to see (it's not open), but is in a pleasant park not far from central Nashville

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were in Nashville for our first stop of our honeymoon and this was on our list to go see. The park is very nice and clean, with monuments and statues and swings scattered all over. We went to the Parthenon and paid the fee...More

Thank alysster
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a wonderful sight for anyone to enjoy. The Parthenon brings the magic and history of Ancient Greece straight to Nashville. This is a beautiful structure with many places for the eye to take in. Along with the structure, the museum within was a...More

Thank wavelength1994
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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