The Parthenon

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  • 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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  • The Parthenon Address: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, United States
  • The Parthenon Contact Number: +1-6158628431
  • The Parthenon Timing: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • The Parthenon Price: 4 USD
  • Best time to visit The Parthenon(preferred time): 09:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit The Parthenon: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Nashville include The Parthenon in their plan

  • 34.3% of people start their The Parthenon visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Parthenon

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The Parthenon, Nashville Reviews

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  • Who needs to see the real Parthenon when you have this place. Okay, okay I still want to see the real one but definitely impressive. I'd recommend checking it out and then walking around the park. I also did the architectural tour but you could get all that information reading the different text that's around. But it does help if you have questions, it was a good option. Still warm inside during the summer even though they have AC.

  • What a beautiful replica! Was very impressed by this monument and happy I went to see it. That said, the lower level museum is an art gallery with a couple historical pieces. There is an entrance fee which I'm not sure is worth is because really, it's all about the upper level. You want to see those 7.5 ton bronze doors and the Athens statue made of ivory and 1.5 million dollars worth of gold. A couple of pictures and you're set. But wow what a sight when you see this 42 foot statue! There were also the original statues from the outer decor that you could see. Very nice. I wouldn't make a special trip for it but I would check it out on the hop on hop off or during a stroll through the massive park.

  • This park is beautiful. Take a walk around the pond. Plenty of benches to sit and rest. There are a few homeless hanging around the park or napping in the shade. They didn't bother anyone though. The Parthenon is really amazing. Just the size of the columns and the Athena statue is overwhelming. I highly recommend spending the $6 admission fee to see the Athena statue. Stick around and learn the history of the building.

  • Hidden jewel in Nashville! Our Parthenon visit was fifteen years earlier, but this felt right on the money and brought back waves off memories. The architecture and artistry is incredible. I admit the brownish exterior of the concrete pebbles was a bit surprising, but the self guided tour explained that well. We spent about 90 minutes to walk around the outside, scan the materials in the small entrance way history portion, and marvel at the Athena and pediments. Ages 7 to 13 were entertained.

  • We didn’t go inside as it doesn’t open until noon on Sunday and we had to get going, but we still had a great time appreciating the architecture and attention to detail. The iron doors were amazing as well as the ceilings- don’t forget to look up! We also walked around the park and enjoyed the pond. We’ll have to go back when it’s open sometime.

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