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“Amazing Architecture in an odd setting”
Review of The Parthenon

The Parthenon
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
West Des Moines, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Amazing Architecture in an odd setting”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

So, here in Nashville Tennessee sits an exact replica,built to original specifications of The Parthenon in Greece. ?? Okay, it was for the Tennessee Centennial in the late 1800's but still, and odd attraction. However, don't let that keep you from this amazing structure. We examined the outside, but decided to pay the reasonable $6 admission fee to go inside, If all you saw was the gigantic statue of Athena, that would be worth the price of admission. However, in addition to the historical information and displays, there is usually some great art on exhibit there. This was my 8th trip to Nashville and my first time to see The Parthenon. Don'm miss it!

Visited January 2012
1 Thank Scott S
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Hartsville, Tennessee
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“A great tribute to the "Parthenon".”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

When I went to Greece, our tour director couldn't believe we had such a beautiful replica in Tennessee.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2012

This building is absolutely beautiful. You can see pictures and read about how and when it was constructed. There is an art gallery in the downstairs area. On the second floor you'll find the Athena statue. There are plenty of lovely places to take pictures. I learned a lot about mythology from this place. Great place to visit!

Visited January 2012
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“Nice Little Musuem”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Loved the HUGE Statue of Athena! Some of the sculptures were cool. Interesting pieces. Nice little hidden secret in TN

Visited January 2012
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States
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“Ancient Greece in downtown Nashville.”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

Very cool. It's hard to grasp just how large and impressive this is without seeing it in person.

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