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Address: 2600 West End Ave, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203
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+1 615-862-8431
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Sun 12:30 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

Standing as the centerpiece in Nashville's Centennial Park, the Parthenon...

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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One of the places thats a must see. Buildings huge and took some nice pictures. Went on a nice sunday day and it was pretty busy. 6$ to get in, few startup art on the first floor... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful park. Very cool tourist attraction. Cooler in person. I hope to see the original in Greece this summer so looking forward to comparing the two. This thing is huge. Definitely need to see if in the city!

Thank JusSilvag
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the places thats a must see. Buildings huge and took some nice pictures. Went on a nice sunday day and it was pretty busy. 6$ to get in, few startup art on the first floor and giant statue on the 2nd. Worth going to check out while youre there.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We met a woman from Nashville on our flight in and she recommended the Parthenon if the weather was good. It is set in a park, and provides a great spot for a nice walk as well as a great art collection in the lower section, and of course just a sense of history being linked back to the original... More 

Thank jsmalnor
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a great area- about 5 minutes from the downtown area, but feels completely different. Very calm, clean, and relaxing park, with the beautiful Parthenon and a museum inside!

Thank Elizabeth D
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took so many pictures! The best representation of the actual Parthenon in the world and is 1:1 scale so pictures don't even do the size justice. This should be on everyone's bucket list to at least see in their life.

Thank adamswalt
Temple, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took an Easter Sunday visit, and the Parthenon was closed at the time but we were able to get some photos and check out the beautiful grounds. Nice area for a picnic but not in the downtown area.

Thank patticakesTemple_TX
Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just as it was closing - it closes at 4:30 - seems a bit early but it is what it is. The building is huge. It is located in the middle of an extraordinary park. It was full of families, picnics, sunbathers and people just relaxing and having a day away from the daily grind.

Thank Linda F
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

$10 for adutls to get in and see Athena (plus some museums), I'm glad we did it but was a bit disappointed. In the second level, it's literally a 41-foot-tall statue of Athena at the end of an otherwise empty room. A few tablets explain a bit about the history of the building and how everything was built.

Thank hasu424
Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really an amazing place to visit. I cannot say enough as to how nice the park is and then to have this beautiful museum in the park is a bonus. I always wanted to come here and visit the statue and architecture of the building and I was not disappointed. Upon entering the building I did not know... More 

Thank John M
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are like me and will never see the original, this is the next best thing. Build for a great exposition, it is a replica and built to what the Parthenon should have looked ikea when is the built. It is in a park with off street parking and is free. The inside costs a small fee but is... More 

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