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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The Parthenon Reviews
It's worth a stop to check out. Very cool history about the original purpose of the structure which was for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The building built in 1897 is a full scale replica of.... more »
Nice park and really cool replica of the Parthenon but not a must do in my opinion. Aside from the small museum there is not much to see. more »
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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