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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, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Port Stephens, Australia
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Good place to visit on a nice sunny day as you can utilise the Park for some activities while you are there ie: frisbee throwing etc. The Parthenon itself is interesting and very large in size. Took less than 1 hour to go through. Worth a look and the artwork inside is good if your into art.

Visited October 2012
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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“Weekend Anniversary Get-Away”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The building was impressive but, it was Sunday & Closed, I was very dissapointed that it was closed as I was looking forward to seeing Athena.

Visited October 2012
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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Fabulous to be in the Athens of the South!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

How cool is it to be able to drive into a park setting and have a full scale model of one of the most amazing temples on the planet??? Gorgeous setting, good museum and such a landmark for Nashville. Photo ops another must do!

Visited September 2012
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Youngstown-Warren, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Interesting Historical Landmark and Art Museum”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

The Parthenon is pretty neat, considering it's the only full scale reproduction of the actual Parthenon in Greece. History buffs and fans of Greek mythology will love this the most, as all the statues thought to be in the original Parthenon are fully reconstructed, and the Athena statue is magnificent. The historical portion of the museum dealing with the Centennial exposition, and the art exhibits are also neat and interesting. The facility is small, and you probably could finish seeing everything in about 45 minutes to an hour. This is not good for little kids, who will easily get bored. Other than that I recommend!!

Visited October 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“If you are in Nashville and haven't or can't get to Greece...”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

It's a unique structure in Nashville and allows those who haven't seen the real thing, to get a good idea of what is in Athens. Frankly, even those such as myself who have been to see the real thing, this place at least shows you what the original would have looked like in it's glory. Situated within a great park to relax, it's worth the visit while in Nashville.

Visited October 2012
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