The Parthenon, Nashville

About The Parthenon, Nashville

The Parthenon, Nashville - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Phone: +1-6158628431

Ticket Price: 4 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

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This may be one of the best kept secrets in the Southeast. The Nashville Parthenon is an amazing replica of Athens' Parthenon. The structure is awesome and the inside inspiring. The art exhibit and history of why and how the Parthenon was built is exceptional.

Athena is the ancient goddess of wisdom and learning. At Nashville, the museum houses the tallest indoor sculpture of Athena in the western world. She is cuirassed and helmeted, and carries a shield on her left arm. In her right palm is a small statue of Nike, which stands for Victory. The statue is 42 feet high, gilt with more than eight pounds of gold leaf.

It was built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897. However the building became unsafe and was rebuilt in 1929. There is no straight line. No two columns are the same size. No two columns are placed at the same distance. No two steps are the same size and the floor is not square or level. The Parthenon houses the city’s permanent art collection, and plaster cast of the Elgin Marbles. It has a gift shop and a visitor’s centre. It is proudly known as the Athens of the South.

The Parthenon Information

  • There were plenty of parking for free.
  • The Parthenon is located in the Centennial Park which is pet friendly.
  • Photography is allowed only in some levels.
  • It is not wheelchair friendly.

The Parthenon Ticket Prices

  • Child- USD 2.50, Seniors- USD 2.50

How To reach The Parthenon by Public Transport

  • 25th Ave N & Leslie Ave NB: Bus 25
  • Patterson Street and 25th Ave WB: Bus 25

Restaurants Near The Parthenon

  • Cori's Doghouse: American, Hotdogs, Sandwiches
  • Hog Heaven: American
  • J. Alexander's: American
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: American

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  • I was worried about visiting the Parthenon due to the touristy reputation it has outside of Nashville. I'm very averse to tourist traps and so I was doubtful of how much I would consider it "worthwhile". I was pleasantly surprised! The Parthenon complex is a delightful park area, and the building itself is beautiful. The interior of the Parthenon itself really does make one feel like they've been transported 4,000 years into the past. The art exhibit is also wonderful, a good mixture of new and old. I had to write down the names of some paintings as they were just excellent enough that I want to buy prints. My compliments to the curator who has kept the collection so excellent. There's not a trace of any of the dreadful, dreary nonsense that tries to pass itself off as "modern art". Would highly recommend visiting!

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  • This place is breathtaking! It's amazing to walk around the structure and think about what it must have been like in ancient Athens. Just walking around the building is great, but it's even better to go in check out the art gallery and the golden statue of Athena. The park is beautiful and a great place to go to get out of the craziness of the city.

  • This is a great place to go for a light walk or a good run, picnic with friends and family! There are picnic tables around the park. There are tour groups that make stops there to view the Parthenon. Weddings occur at the park. Live concerts occur at the park's stage and also inside the Parthenon. Near the park there are several eateries that vary from coffee shops to 5 star restaurants. Vanderbilt University is also close by! This has been one of my favorite places to go in Nashville for years!❤

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  • I must admit I must have passed this place on numerous occasions because I used to work in the Nashville area. But I've never been inside I mainly enjoy it from the architectural perspective and for that reason I went by recently to photograph the building. It is located in one of their parks near downtown about 4 blocks from Vanderbilt University and I'd say about 10 blocks from downtown Nashville in their Central or should I say Centennial Park area. There is a lot of parking to get closer to the building and the park itself is really nice widespread with areas for recreational activities such as frisbee as well as choir areas around a lake..

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  • A nice detour from the music scene. The park is quite nice and the structure is impressive in both historical and educational aspects. Just a relaxing walk and there is so much to look at and appreciate. The surrounding attractions are also very interesting

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