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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  • Life-sized replica of the Greek Parthenon, with a 42' statue of Athena inside. It also houses an art museum, which we did not take time to explore.  more »
  • Breath taking and magnificent. This is the most perfect replica of the original within a 1/4 of an inch. Words will not do it justice so be sure not to miss, will only take an hour of your time!  more »
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  • The outside looks really amazing. I thinks it's awesome to have a life sized replica so close to visit. The inside, though, left much to be desired. The art gallery was nice but very small. The Athena statue upstairs, while very cool looking, is pretty much all that's up there, besides a few statue casts. The entrance fee into the museum was cheap by a lot of standards (only $6 per adult) but even that seemed a lot for what little was in there. I hope they add more features and exhibits in the future, if room allows.
  • Parthenon is a beautiful place to visit. Lots of room to run and play. There are picnic tables throughout the property. Vendor trucks for food...drink ...snow cones and apparel are also available at times. We especially enjoy the birds, turtles and all the dogs! Great place for a family outing. It's a peaceful quiet place too if you need to just relax.
  • This was a pretty neat stop on our trip. The walk in the surrounding park was beautiful. The change rooms were great for our new baby. There was a tour leader (whose name slips my mind, I apologize. He had a long grey pony tail) that let our family tag along. My one year old had tons of energy and was running around. So he picked him up and let our toddler help lead the tour. He was soooo happy. That level of friendliness is something you only find in Nashville!
  • I only got to see the outside, but I was pretty impressed of how detailed this replica of the Parthenon was made! There weren't too many people around it and it was easy to take a nice picture without interruptions. It was relaxing in the area on top of that. Definitely a nice spot if you're visiting Nashville!
  • Absolutely beautiful! The artwork was amazing and the statue of Athena was beyond description. The park around it is totally breathtaking. My husband and I had lunch at a small outdoor table right next to the lake. We got to feed the ducks while we ate. We even had a squirrel come up to us to get treats. Definately come see this place if you are visiting Nashville or even a local like me.

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