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Review of The Parthenon

The Parthenon
Ranked #50 of 268 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for a short visit in between other activities. It’s amazing to see the detail in the architecture of this building! I have been inside once before, and the massive statue of Athena is pretty cool, but you can also view pictures of it online if you don’t want to pay $6. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

If you've seen the original, you can skip this.
nothing else in the area.
not worth the trip on its own, but a cool 20 min. stop on a hop-on-hop-off trolly tour

Thank Seagal L
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

6 bucks to get in for self guided tour. Very worth it. Lots of history and then when your done head down to the roof top bar at Thompson Nashville for a drink and over look the Gulch and downtown.

Thank Tim P
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

When you think about it, it is quite difficult to find a decent attraction that has a low cost to see. Should you somehow find a low cost attraction somewhere, it's often easy to leave wondering if maybe you've wasted your money. We found the Parthenon in Nashville a pleasant surprise. It very much exceeded our (low) expectations. When our two teenagers enjoyed it, we knew there was something unique about the attraction that made it worthwhile for them as well. Our teenage son didn't get into/enjoy the 63 piece art gallery inside on the first floor but our teenage daughter, who enjoys art, very much did. Both enjoyed the massive Athena sculpture on the 2nd floor. So for $20, a family of four - who spent a little more than an hour to see something unique and interesting - walked away happy, satisfied and with a lot of things to talk about regarding what we enjoyed most at the Parthenon. Can say for our family that this place was worth the time and money. NOTE- parking can be a challenge. We visited during Spring Break and had to park on a side street ~4 blocks away because all the parking lots in/around Centennial Park were full.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We went to Athens last year and got to see the Parthenon. (It is always under repair, so you can never go inside.) The Nashville Parthenon is open. We paid $4 for one senior ticket. The lower floors are a museum ... interesting. However, the upper floor is quite impressive.

Thank Rick B
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