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.
- 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.
- Child- USD 2.50, Seniors- USD 2.50
- 25th Ave N & Leslie Ave NB: Bus 25
- Patterson Street and 25th Ave WB: Bus 25
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66.33% of people who visit Nashville include The Parthenon in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
39.56% of people start their The Parthenon visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Parthenon
93.85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Parthenon
Though we enjoyed the small art gallery over the site itself, it's a reasonably priced $6 to get in. Spend some time in the park before or after, or both. We really enjoyed our afternoon. Not something I see myself visiting again and again, but, worth the trip. Plus, you're close to a bunch of good places to eat.
Very nice area with lots of parking. Nice sidewalks and ponds. Several, large, open grass areas. Parthenon itself is very nice, easily accessible by stairs, free to approach and take photos. However, there seems to be an entrance to make a museum or gift shop near the entrance, but we did not go there. Overall, very nice place for families, couples, jogging, etc.
This place was AMAZING! My wife and I love Greek and Roman mythology. Being able to see this replica of the Parthenon was truly fantastic. Of you are on Nashville, then you definitely need to make sure that you stop here and visit. It is definitely worth every dollar we spent, which for museums was not that much.
Very interesting place. Well worth the price of admission. Beautiful! Amazing 7 1/2 ton doors 24' high. Worth the time to see this place, don't miss it if you are in the area.
It's in the centennial park. The full-scale replica of the ancient Parthenon is worth to visit. Also a lot of collection paintings to see. The stature of Athena is so pretty. Tickets for Adults is $6.50 and children(4-17) is $4.50. No food and drinks is allowed in the building.