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
Parthenon Greek Methodology- Such great replicas leaving you wanting to visit Greece- The massive structure and viewing of historical artifacts is worth the $10 entry- If you’ve never seen the... more »
We had a great time with the main exhibit and the additional art and suffrage exhibits. Great labeling for social distancing and the exhibit was really informative. 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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