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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 W End Ave, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful history and spectacular building! I would love to go back and see it at night! It shows in great detail the different aspects of live during that day in time. Wonderful art exits!

Thank Johnny R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed the park and walking through the Parthenon. Only $6 admission, interesting history, awesome paintings to view and the statue of Athena. Worth a visit!

Thank Elbecko45
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a full size replica of the Parthenon in Greece. There is pictoral history of the building and the area (now a park) surrounding the building. There is also a nice sized art gallery as well. Then of course there is the replica room...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Omg this place is the weirdest! It's in a really cute park, with a nice pond to walk around. It's also just across the street from The Vanderbilt University. Totally worth a visit! Recommend having your lunch at one of the picnic tables in the...More

Thank Signe F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was originally built as a temporary exhibit for a World's Fair way back when. The city liked it so much they built a permanent exhibit which houses Athena.....well worth the quick visit. Very impressive.

Thank Jk F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun to walk around and peek inside. My mom and I enjoyed the surrounding park area & were able to relax on a swing for a bit. Would have loved to catch an event while there, and since we haven't been to Europe, this was...More

Thank grudolph7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove but to look at it. Free parking at the park. It's huge. To think they built it that long ago. We walked around it didn't go in. There were other things on my list. Also in the park was a train. It was...More

Thank Ginger P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is such a unique gem! A full scale replica of the Parthenon from Athens, Greece. It is located in Centennial Park, and you can walk around and take pictures for free. Admission inside is six dollars for adults. There is a bit of history...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 3 days ago

Honestly, as you would expect, there are some ignorant, uneducated persons who wouldn't know the difference between the Parthenon and a public toilet. The art is 100% American, mostly impressionist landscapes; not everyone's "cup of tea" but very nice. I have visited both Parthenons and...More

Thank George I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Art and history not to be missed. Short and sweet. Well worth a visit. Bring friends or family. And take lots of pics.

Thank Tywanna O
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alotofgewgaws
27 July 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.
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k_duguid
30 June 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.
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Jessica U
2 March 2017|
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Response from Ginny T | Reviewed this property |
Not more than an hour
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