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.
The Parthenon Reviews
We were so so surprised how great of a visit this was. Great history and the displays especially the mosaics were very much enjoyed. more »
The gardens around the Parthenon were beautiful which was an added bonus to the building being AMAZING! * free parking works well if your taking the Hop on Hop off bus more »
What a cool place to check out! Definitely worth coming to look at even if you don't go inside. Viewing it from the outside was still a great experience, and from the crowds surrounding this place, I think everyone also enjoyed the view. Parking was easy to find. Definitely recommend taking kids here because there is a park with a small path nearby that would be good to walk around on a sunny day!
Art lovers go for it! Greek mythology enthusiasts would love it. Get to know goddess Athena and history of Greek culture. The paintings are very lively and don’t forget to take a stroll around there. Warmer climate combined with evening walks are perfect!
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