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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I really liked the museum. I saw the original one in Greece and this was recommended by my tour guide there. It was neat to see the Parthenon what it would have looked like in it's prime. The statue of Athena was huge! It was...More

Thank fantasia035
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Parthenon is located in a beautiful shaded park with free parking. You can walk around this full-size replica of the ancient Greek temple in Athens for free. I found the art inside the museum to be ordinary and unexciting, but when you walked up...More

1  Thank LMHNewJersey
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking around the building is free. Great photo ops. Cost $6 to go inside and see the statue of Athena. Well worth the money. There are some other things to look at but the sculpture is magnificent. I really enjoyed it.

Thank whitewch
Reviewed 4 days ago

We love to come here to have picnics, play frisbee, fly remote controlled airplanes, let the kiddos ride bikes, and simply relax. Beautiful park!

Thank WendyinNashville
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Greek temple in Athens. It houses the tallest indoor sculpture in the western world, a 42' statue of the goddess Athena, for whom the original Parthenon was erected. Originally built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition...More

1  Thank RedDevil1504
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This impressive structure is located in the middle of Centennial Park. It is a good spot for photos. We wanted to go inside but it is closed on Mondays. We were also surprised to see that we would have had to pay a fee to...More

Thank rcw923
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting building and story. Totally unexpected. Worth a visit. Surrounded by a lot of shaded park land.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to take engagement or prom photos. Lots of room and Right inside of Centennial park.

Thank jdross75
Reviewed 1 week ago

It wasn't that exciting. It was interesting that there was a bunch of art downstairs and then we went up and it was like "Whoa. That's quite the statue." Luckily, I think I got some kind of discount because I was a student or military...More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After celebrating New Years at the original Parthenon in Athens, we decided to check out Nashville's version; and I'll say that it is an outstanding duplication. A clone even. The level of detail in the sculptures at rooftop are amazing. The only noticeable difference is...More

Thank Rob C
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alotofgewgaws
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.
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k_duguid
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.
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Jessica U
1 March 2017|
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Response from Ginny T | Reviewed this property |
Not more than an hour
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