The Parthenon, Nashville

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Experience Ancient Greece in the heart of Tennessee at The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original structure in Athens. The impressive imitation was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, no doubt influenced by Nashville's moniker, "Athens of the South." Examine the plaster replica of the Parthenon Marbles and the imposing statue of Athena Parthenos. Nashville native Alan LeQuire needed eight years to complete the 13 m (42 ft) tall Athena statue. The building also serves as an art museum with a permanent collection of 63 paintings by 19th- and 20th-century American artists. Plan your visit to The Parthenon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nashville journey planner.
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  • Haven't yet had the pleasure of visiting the original in Athens, so this replica was on my bucket list. The structure is a massive, implessive, well-kept example of ancient Greek architecture, the cen...  more »
  • Going to the Parthenon is an experience you will not soon forget. Not only will the columns tower above you, but take a brief moment to look up at the ceiling and see that ever detail was made. Inside...  more »
  • What you get: A life sized replica of the Parthenon, artifacts, huge Athena, artwork, and a lot of "old" Nashville history. It is surrounded by a beautiful, well maintained, park area. Every employee ...  more »

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