The ParthenonCurrently Closed
- Address: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6158628431
- Ticket Price: 4 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids
The Parthenon - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting The Parthenon
67.02% 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
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The Parthenon, Nashville Reviews
The outside looks really amazing. I thinks it's awesome to have a life sized replica so close to visit. The inside, though, left much to be desired. The art gallery was nice but very small. The Athena statue upstairs, while very cool looking, is pretty much all that's up there, besides a few statue casts. The entrance fee into the museum was cheap by a lot of standards (only $6 per adult) but even that seemed a lot for what little was in there. I hope they add more features and exhibits in the future, if room allows.
Awesome place to visit for anyone coming or living in Nashville. The statue of Athena was amazing. They had lots of really cool things to look at. It is $6.50 for adults and $4.50. A bargain for a few hours of walking around. There is lots of amazing artwork there as well that is not Grecian. I really learned a lot about the history of Nashville and the fairgrounds that used to be there.
Parthenon is a beautiful place to visit. Lots of room to run and play. There are picnic tables throughout the property. Vendor trucks for food...drink ...snow cones and apparel are also available at times. We especially enjoy the birds, turtles and all the dogs! Great place for a family outing. It's a peaceful quiet place too if you need to just relax.
If you are a fan of Greek mythology, this is a great place to visit. Great care was taken to replicate the splendor of the original parthenon. I liked the way the history of Nashville was woven to show it as the Athens of the south. The history is rich and you can understand the pride behind the phrase. My one minor complaint would be that it did not showcase Nashville's current contribution to art, culture, and learning that keeps it the Athens of the south. I would, however recommend this place to anyone who asks where they should visit when taking a trip to Nashville.
Something you should see if you're visiting the area. You don't need to go inside but remember that if you want to it's closed on Mondays. Excellent grounds with a park playground Lake and some other historic monuments. Well worth your time.