Parthenon, Nashville

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Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 615-862-8431

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    Athena and The Parthenon in Nashville

    by lvanland7 Updated Mar 29, 2003

    The Parthenon in Nashville provides a walk back into history and houses the 42 ft. Athena by Allan LeQuire. The art gallery in the Parthenon houses the permanent display of 63 paintings of the James M. Cowan collection. The gallery also provides a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits. The bronze doors at each end of the Parthenon are beautiful. Be sure to ask about the legend of the Lion's Head on the doors. You may want to take a guided tour first and then browse at your own leisure. Also be sure to check out the gift shop. After visiting the Parthenon you may enjoy the sunken garden in Centennial Park and the Centennial Park Art Center at the rear of the park.

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    Visit the Parthenon. How...

    by schmoopy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit the Parthenon. How American is that?
    Yes folks, Nashville houses the second Parthenon. Created as an exact replica of the Parthenon in Athens for Tennessee's centennial celebration in 1897, the building houses Athena Parthenos, the largest piece of indoor sculpture in the Western world at 41 feet, 10 inches tall(I took this from City Guide website, as I had NO idea what the heck Nashville was doing in trying to recreate one of the most famous Greek landmarks). Anyway, I guess there are actually a number of galleries housed in the Parthenon that are highly recommended by those in the know, so to move away from the Twang of country, why not try this out for an afternoon?

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    Partheon

    by Jim_Eliason Updated May 7, 2013

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    The partheon

    Real life-size replica of the Partheon in Athens built for a world's fair. Found inside is an Art Museum and a huge statue of Athena.

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    A day of wow

    by Mindy_J Written Jan 11, 2007
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    This place is amazing, a little bit of Greece (okay alot) in Nashville. It was made for the city's 100th birthday & the history is amazing, you can't miss it!

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    Classy, Southern Style

    by PVHS02 Written Feb 7, 2006

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    We visited the Parthenon and took advantage of the many photo ops. It's actually quite interesting and an educational experience if you're up for it.

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