The Parthenon, Nashville

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

Phone: +1-6158628431

Ticket Price: 4 USD

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About The Parthenon, Nashville

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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The Parthenon, Nashville Reviews

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  • A must-visit in Nashville! This life-size replica of the Parthenon (only one in the world) is a truly magnificent place to visit. The structure lies within Centennial Park, which in and of itself is a nice place to walk (also very close to the Vanderbilt campus). The building doubles as an art museum (ticket prices and hours in my photos, with there being an unlisted student discount for $5 with valid ID) and it is definitely worth the money! The museum covers the history of both the Greek and Nashville Parthenon, and there is a spectacular gallery of paintings and Greek-inspired art. The second floor features a massive 40+ foot tall statue of Athena (the real Parthenon also had a statue of the same height) and casts of the figures that adorn the exterior of the Parthenon. Overall, a great place and I definitely recommend visiting!

  • The building is definitely impressive considering it is an exact replica of the original Parthenon in Greece. As a curiosity it will certainly draw you. The cost is reasonable at $6.00 and the statute of Athena is impressive to look at as your imagination can take you back to 456 BC, you imagine seeing it for the first time. They also have a collection of are work that is good. The variety is decent. Plan on at least 1 to 2 hours depending on your pace of course. If you have ever wondered the the Parthenon looks like, then this is something you will not want to miss! The information on the Parthenon itself is pretty informative as well as the history of the replica.

  • Really nice park with lots of events on the go. The Parthenon is a cool experience and is bigger than expected. The park also hosts various other displays such as aircraft and trains. The park is very close to downtown therefore is an easy stop off for a picnic or sightseeing. Ample parking around the park even with a college football game going on close by. Glad I stopped by to see it during my short stay in Nashville.

  • This replica of real Parthenon in Greece is impressive from outside. The exhibit inside was definitely worth $6.00. The park all around is wonderful but little chilly in December month. I can imagine, this must be very beautiful in spring and summer! Must visit if you are in Nashville.

  • This was a random stop we decided to make. Tickets were $6 for adults. We spent less than 30 minutes here. It was nice to see, but not something I would pay for again. You can walk around the outside of the structure for free.

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