The Parthenon, Nashville

4.3
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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  • We werer on an hop on, hop off bus tour and went past this place. We did not have the time to go in and visit so it will be on our next trip down there. The architecture is unbeliveable and such a.....  more »
  • We had heard about the Parthenon from friends who had visited previously and we had to check it out--especially since we had already visited the Parthenon in Greece. The scale reproduction of the...  more »
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  • We went at night, so we could not go inside. The replica seems pretty darned good. We haven’t been to the original, but this seemed pretty neat to us. The nighttime view was pretty special.
  • A beautiful place to visit. I'd recommend it in fall or spring, so it's not too hot or cold. Also it's got some cool stuff inside but I found walking the property to be more interesting.

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