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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 January 25, 2017

The outside of the Parthenon is a great photo op. Inside, it's mainly an overpriced museum with not a lot to see. The most disturbing part was the security guard who started following us almost as soon as we entered. There were other people in...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed January 25, 2017

If this was part of an amusement park or a hotel in Las Vegas it would earn 5 stars. At least the park surrounding it is great

Thank adans1
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

This museum was excellent. Beautiful structure with a lot of history. Cost $6 for adults. See a nice selection of artwork as you learn about the history of the building. Sits on a beautiful site with a lot of trees and a lake.

Thank 52timk
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

The Parthenon is housed in Centennial park and is definitely a must see! The columns are massive and just splendid. The Parthenon is a replica of the original Parthenon in Greece, and they gave a 42 foot golden statue of the goddess Athena. They charge...More

Thank Angelle225
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

A great tourist attraction in Nashville. The building is amazing inside and out. The first part give a lot of history about the Parthenon then goes into an Art collection. The best part is walking into the giant main room to see the enormous statue...More

Thank Tannermash
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

A little cheesy inside, but what a beautiful setting. Great history and beautiful picture taking. Nice walk around the pond. Beautifully maintained park. Great for a picnic.

Thank Laura T
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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I'm a huge history buff and my favorite era is Ancient Greek and roman so this was right up my alley. Obviously this is a reproduction, but it is well done and too scale. Really gave you a sense of awe. Can't miss quick stop...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 22, 2017

This is a great photo object in Nashville. It's a true replica of the original in Greece. It's also a nice park here to walk around overlooking this spectacular piece of architecture. Get inside to see a statue of Athena.

Thank EliseDahle
Reviewed January 21, 2017

We stopped here, but didn't have time to go in while on 1/2 day hop-off tour in Nashville in June 2011. Beautiful columns and detail up top in facade. There is a statue of Athena inside it. Stood on the steps and took some photos.

Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Incredible site. Impressive look alike of the actual building. Had a museum in the basement for a small fee. A must see in Nashville.

Thank Larry H
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July 26, 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.
June 29, 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
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Ginny T | Reviewed this property |
Not more than an hour