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“At night quite the sight...”
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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“At night quite the sight...”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

We saw the Parthenon at sunrise on the day of the Country Music Marathon and thought how beautiful. Wow! Then we stopped by at night to see it lit up and double wow! Very impressive. We didn't have time to visit inside but will the next time in Nashville.

Visited April 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Must see if you are a visitor”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

Originally built as an attraction for a turn of the century Tennessee fair using the theme of Nashville as the Athens of the South. The popularity of the original Parthenon plaster structure inspired creation of this permanent exact replica of the original. The art gallery inside houses a 42 foot statue of Athena holding NIke. Wonderful park grounds surround with a train, jet, and small lake/pond for the kids. Take a lunch and a blanket and enjoy being in the shadow of a beautiful Greek architectural marvel. And you thought we only had the best pickers in the world.....

Visited March 2012
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Walnut Creek, California
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Save a trip to Greece”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

On a cross-country tour a few years ago we were visiting the normal tourist sites in Nashville. Our guidebook mentioned the Parthenon in a local park, and we decided to hunt it up on the spur of the moment, not expecting much. What a GEM! We walked around it outside, amazed at the architecture, and then walked through the museum inside. We wandered further inside and, voila, the gigantic golden statue of Athena just overwhelmed us! We had no idea it was there. They were just finishing a refurbishing of the gold, and it was spectacular! We had never heard of it before, and we were so happy we stopped. I've talked to several people who have visited Nashville, but none had visited the Parthenon or even heard of it. They missed a terrific experience. We've never gotten to the Acropolis, and know it isn't in good shape. This replica shows you how magnificent the original was. We had seen the Elgin Marbles at the British Museum, and seeing the sculptures in place and complete was wonderful. Take your binoculars to see them up close. I hope Nashville gets the word out to the country and the world. It's a must-see, and one of our favorite sites anywhere.

Visited May 2011
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Ashland City, Tennessee
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Little Athens”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

The Parthenon is a great place to visit for the art contained inside, plus the statue of Athena. It is a reminder of a culture long past.

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Moab, Utah
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Highlight of our trip to Nashville. Full of history and an art gallery downstairs to boot. We loved it.

Visited March 2012
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