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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For The Parthenon
- Child- USD 2.50, Seniors- USD 2.50
How to Reach The Parthenon
- 25th Ave N & Leslie Ave NB: Bus 25
- Patterson Street and 25th Ave WB: Bus 25
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50.65% 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
The Parthenon Reviews & Ratings
I notice the Parthenon is NOT wheelchair friendly. What about walkers . . . are they allowed?Answer Report Abuse
Are we able to purchase tickets in advance?Answer Report Abuse
No. Tickets can only be purchased at the front desk when you arrive.Report Abuse
Do we need to make reservations in advance or can we buy tickets when we show upAnswer Report Abuse
Tickets can only be purchased when you arrive.Report Abuse