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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2600 W End Ave, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203
+1 615-862-8431
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

The grounds are beautiful and the building is impressive. We didn't get the opportunity to go inside but we had a good time exploring the outside. The park is a great place to enjoy some green space. It has great walking paths too. Just looking...More

Thank wtpoohb
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Very interesting to see this full scale replica. Was pleasantly surprised by the inside and the history of it.

Thank cmwhitexyz
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The inside is just ok. Mostly an art gallery but the room with the huge Athena is well worth seeing. Otherwise the art gallery is just so so.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting stop. The building is impressive. The statue inside is huge. Nice descriptions written. There just wasn't a lot to do. What was there was nice but just sparce.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Beautifully groomed grounds and beautiful park with a walk/run path running along a small body of water next to the Parthenon. Picnic tables and pavilions available.

1  Thank Dallas26
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Wish we had been 30 minutes earlier because they close pretty early. The grounds are beautiful and we still got to go up to building and take pictures.

1  Thank Chelsea P
Reviewed 5 June 2017

An ode to the original Greek Parthenon, its kind of an oddity in my mind, but still a neat place to visit with beautiful grounds surrounding it. The museum inside is ok, but limited in scope. The giant Athena is the star (think of the...More

1  Thank Eric T
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely park and fascinating insight into why this replica greek monolith was built with excellent museum and art gallery.

Thank Foodieofthamesditton
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My teenager loves Percy Jackson and knows all about the Greek gods. This is a very decently priced place to visit. When you walk in and see Princess Athena, AMAZING!! The artwork exhibit was wonderful to look at, and the history of the Centennial was...More

1  Thank Cheryl E
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Nashville for a night on the way to Charlotte and could not resist stopping at the Parthenon. The music in the park festival was a perfect sound track to our afternoon. Such a great free family attraction. We didn't go in the...More

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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.
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.
Jessica U
2 March 2017|
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Response from Ginny T | Reviewed this property |
Not more than an hour