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Address: 2600 West 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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Fun to explore inside and take pics outside-Cheap admission! Nice to cool off inside when hot outside! No cafe inside so no food or drinks but just water fountain...walk around... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A great place for photo ops, and there is a nice park trail to walk around in the area. A good alternative to the bar scene if you're looking for sight-seeing in Nashville.

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White Pine, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Cool place to visit, unlike any other place in the U.S. The architecture was simply amazing, as it replicates a famous ancient Greek landmark. Inside is a 42 foot tall statue of the Greek Goddess Athena adorned in 24 karat gold leaf. Also, in the building is a fine art collection of paintings for you art lovers to enjoy. Pretty... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fun to explore inside and take pics outside-Cheap admission! Nice to cool off inside when hot outside! No cafe inside so no food or drinks but just water fountain...walk around the park before if it's hot

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is in the middle of Nashville, and is a wonderful place to go for a picnic. I will definitely be going back!

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for kids ! The building itself is awesome and you can rent bikes! Great time of the year to come and just sit in the swings. Tons of runners !

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If you are into Greek replicas then this is for you. It is pretty cool to have a look at. I didn't do the museum part just had a look around outside. Huge and what seems very out of place until you know the story behind it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It was a good sunny day experience to visit the Parthenon, I was in Nashville to tourist so it was worth it to go in, but it is not a must see place. It is nice, but there are better locations to tour. It's excellent for pictures

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Pittsford, New York
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting? Not much to say. Apparently an exact replica of the one in Greece. A 41' statue of Athena is also interesting. Centennial park is very nice - great place to spend an afternoon. The background and history of this monument is strange. It does give you a nice review of Greek mythology.

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Ethridge, Tennessee
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went here to learn more, about the Greek Goddess, Athena. This place will definitely allow you to learn not only about her, but about other Greek religious information. The size of Athena, is massive. You cannot imagine from just seeing pictures, how big the statue actually is.

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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The park surrounding the Parthenon is lovely!! And a great place to walk and enjoy the outdoors!!! The Parthenon itself does not require a lot of time to navigate thru. The Athena replica is lovely and worth seeing !!

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