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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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Chandler, AZ
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed June 6, 2008

It was a strange sight to see in the middle of an urban park but interesting just the same. We actually didn't even get to see the gallery inside but had a great time taking photos of the outside. Many statues around the area focusing on local history. Maybe this was explained inside the Parthenon but what is it doing there? I mean really neat architecture but why? Most of the statues and building nearby focus on the 1700-1800's. I would recommend if you are in the area but not a special trip.

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15 reviews
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“A wonderful Greek surprise in Nashville!”
Reviewed October 19, 2007

What a surprise to discover The Parthenon in Nashville. It was everything I had hoped for. A full sized replica, in perfect condition which included a statue of the goddess Athena! How beautiful! This was built over 100 years ago and was recently repaired to pristine condition. The statue of Athena is magnificent. I suggest a visit to this Nashville treasure for anyone who appreciates art and history.

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Memphis Tn
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worthy of a visit!!”
Reviewed May 29, 2007

The Parthenon is a wonderfully maintained site and certainly worth a visit. The work that was done on restoration of the statue Athena and the building was very well done. The Parthenon is located in centennial park (a Nashville city park) and the park is very well maintained and also an enjoyable place to visit. Go and see it!!

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome Site in Nashville!”
Reviewed May 17, 2007

I was in Nashville in May 2007 visiting relatives on the way to California, and we visited the Parthenon. It was awesome!

The outside is very pretty and clean, and the inside is definitely the best part! The Athena statue is huge (larger than I though it would be!) and very impressive!

It was definitely worth visiting! It's inexpensive (I think it was $5), and it has a nice gift shop by the entrance as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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“What a site!!”
Reviewed April 8, 2007

I wasn't sure what to expect when we decided to visit the Parthenon. The cost is minimal and has an interesting history. The Athena on the top floor is worth the price of admission. The building is very neat...

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