The Parthenon

The Parthenon

Art Museum and Monument / Landmark
2500 W End Ave (25th Ave N), Nashville, TN 37232, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–4:30 PM

The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.


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    Amanda Z.
    "The museum inside is really nice and the statue of Athena is amazing"(9 Tips)
    "way to Greece this summer"(4 Tips)
    Sara C.
    "The Athena statue was pretty awesome and the park was beautiful!"(4 Tips)
    Tim W.
    "... enough, Athens has an exact replica of Hank Williams' birthplace."(3 Tips)
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  • Keith H.
    Great day to look at lawn art
    Keith Hayes · April 16
  • Ken G.
    Not the original as in Athens. But actually better because you can see the beauty and what it looked like originally. Truly same size and neat to visit. Don't forget the gardens in the spring.
    Ken Gross · April 13
  • Theresa R.
    Makes for good pictures
    Theresa Roldan · April 3
  • Happiness R.
    All the artwork, Athena statue and the brother's Grimn area was really awesome, you discover less popular stories of theirs
    Happiness Rugumamu · March 20
  • Dev B.
    Beautiful museum, breathtaking scenery around! This place is a must in Nashville!
    Dev Bhavsar · January 12
  • Bret P.
    Great park. Good walk/run/jog and scenery.
    Bret Peterson · December 8, 2015
  • Mr. Teddy
    Gigantic statute of Athena!! Loved it!!
    Mr. Teddy · November 23, 2015
  • Matthew M.
    The sheer size of this structure as well as the Athena statue inside was breathtaking. Downstairs exhibit was also unique and cool, although no photos allowed in the exhibit hall.
    Matthew M. · October 27, 2015
  • Becky E.
    Great place & worth the stop. Was surprisingly more art & things to look at than we had anticipated there to be. Anticipate spending 1-2 hours if you like art.
    Becky Edwards · September 9, 2015
  • Pack Ele P.
    Everything. I may be partial being pagan and loving other multi god religions, but it was a phenomenal experience. Brilliant art, and the actual Parthenon, Athena, and busts were amazing
    Pack Ele Phant · September 8, 2015
  • Loren H.
    Gorgeous!!! It's absolutely worth it to pay the $6 to see the statue of Athena. Very serene and beautiful
    Loren Hamilton · August 11, 2015
  • Tim G.
    Go see Athena in the basement.
    Tim Gerst · August 1, 2015
  • Kayla M.
    It was beautiful unfortunately it was closer when we went so we just saw the outside don't go on Mondays
    Kayla McWhorter · July 28, 2015
  • drew t.
    The museum is closed on Mondays but it's still cool to see the outside. I wonder what Athena thinks of it.
    drew tarvin · May 19, 2015
  • Amanda Z.
    The museum inside is really nice and the statue of Athena is amazing
    Amanda Z · April 17, 2015
  • Libby L.
    Not open on Mondays :(
    Libby Lee · January 2, 2015
  • Molly S.
    An amazing and surprising sight to see. Strange, but strangely impressive.
    Molly Stoddart · November 17, 2014
  • Anissa
    Closed Mondays!
    Anissa · October 14, 2014
  • Aleq B.
    Enjoy the Sun on sunny days-
    Aleq Boyle · August 27, 2014
  • Leigh Anne B.
    Great museum - awesome statue of Athena.
    Leigh Anne Buster · August 19, 2014
  • Design*Sponge
    Nashville was often called “The Athens of the South,” and to give a visual to this nickname, the Parthenon was built as part of a centennial celebration in 1897. Read more
    Design*Sponge · August 3, 2014
  • Nashville Gray Line Tours
    Before Nashville was "Music City" it was called the "Athens of the South" due to the large number of universities in the city. Get here by hopping off our Music City Trolley Hop!
    Nashville Gray Line Tours · June 25, 2014
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph K · May 28, 2014
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    Joseph K · May 28, 2014
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    Joseph K · May 28, 2014
  • Nate G.
    Propose to your girlfriend here.
    Nate Griffin · May 17, 2014
  • Brian H.
    Take a nap on the Parthenon.
    Brian Herschaft · May 6, 2014
  • Gina D.
    Very cool to check out if you can't get to Greece
    Gina D'Agostino · April 1, 2014
  • Amy B.
    So cool...go inside to see Athena's statue...this replica blew me away!!!
    Amy Bourke · March 10, 2014
  • Percy 'P' S.
    This is a great place to share, learn, take photos, and relax. Next best thing to being in Greece. The staff are very nice, it's the exact replica as to the Parthenon in Athens.
    Percy 'P' Sidney · December 9, 2013
  • Faith T.
    With your student ID you get a discount, so make sure you have it on you!
    Faith Tilley Johnson · August 15, 2013
  • Wanda R.
    Wanda Ross · July 21, 2013
  • Charles
    The Parthenon was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and is located in Centennial Park. It's definitely worth making the trip to see if passing through or visiting Nashville.
    Charles · July 7, 2013
  • Hank C.
    Free for active duty military AND their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day!
    Hank Coleman · July 6, 2013
  • ToryBurch
    The centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's Parthenon is an exact replica of the Parthenon in Athens.
    ToryBurch · June 25, 2013
  • Sara C.
    The Athena statue was pretty awesome and the park was beautiful! :)
    Sara Currivean · June 10, 2013
  • Fawwaz N.
    $5 entry with a student card
    Fawwaz Nik Abdul Aziz · May 26, 2013
  • Kyle S.
    Don't go on Sunday or Monday if you want to go inside.
    Kyle Siegel · April 29, 2013
  • Chris A.
    This is a great deal! As of writing this, the admission was $6. To do the whole thing doesn't take that long, and it was very impressive to see.
    Chris Asselin · April 21, 2013
  • Alejandro J.
    If you can't get to Greece, Nashville's Parthenon is definitely the way to go!
    Alejandro Johnson · April 6, 2013
  • Amy G.
    Closed on Sunday and Monday
    Amy Goldberg · April 1, 2013
  • Michelle
    I was super excited to find out this place existed. But I was bummed to find out it was closed when we got there and couldn't go inside. But the outside was nice. Took lots of pics.
    Michelle · April 1, 2013
  • aram d.
    Make sure to go in the museum!
    aram dermenjian · February 26, 2013
  • stephen & sara
    not much to see but enjoyed the walkthrough
    stephen & sara · February 25, 2013
  • Ryan
    It's Greek to me
    Ryan · January 28, 2013
  • Kenneth O.
    For those wondering what the hell a replica of the Greek Parthenon is doing in Tennessee, visit this. Your questions won't be answered but visit it anyway.
    Kenneth O'Brock · January 24, 2013
  • Safe A.
    Help keep your trees at home as beautiful as the ones in the park! We are Nashville's leading tree doctor/tree arborist.
    Safe Arbors · October 28, 2012
  • Tim M.
    Bring a beach chair and laptop for a wonderfully peaceful place to work amongst the columns. The north side gets less sun making it nice even in the mid-80s. Move to the south side in cooler weather.
    Tim Moses · October 3, 2012
  • Larry S.
    I'm not real impressed with the current art exhibit, but there will be something different to see, the next time we go.
    Larry Smith · August 9, 2012
  • Angela T.
    Be sure to visit the beautiful gardens in the park, too.
    Angela Trumbaturi · July 15, 2012
  • Tim W.
    Oddly enough, Athens has an exact replica of Hank Williams' birthplace.
    Tim Wildsmith · July 12, 2012
  • Amit J.
    Beautiful scenery at nighttime!
    Amit Joshi · January 26, 2012
  • Lance Y.
    One of the coolest historical reproductions around. This replica has historical significance of its own, too! :-)
    Lance Yelvington · December 6, 2011
  • Amanda P.
    Definitely one of Nashville's must see places :-)
    Amanda Petty · November 13, 2011
  • Rich K.
    It's made out of legos
    Rich Kalonick · October 9, 2011
  • Justin P.
    The Parthenon itself is an amazing structure, but the Athena Parthenos inside is absolutely breathtaking!
    Justin Pike · August 28, 2011
  • Daniel L.
    Just plain cool. Only one other place like it, but this one is in a better condition :-)
    Daniel Lewis · August 6, 2011
  • -.
    We stopped in on a road trip down to Texas from New Jersey and it looks the same as in the movie Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief!
  • Rafi A.
    Great place.....
    Rafi Ahmed · June 23, 2011
  • Janice F.
    Really awesomr
    Janice Faley · June 2, 2011
  • Vivek S.
    Great place to have a picnic during nice weather by the pond!
    Vivek Surti · December 14, 2010
  • michael f.
    cool park for the kids
    michael ferguson · July 19, 2010
  • TLC
    For those that can't make it all the way to Greece this summer, this is the perfect substitute.
    TLC · June 4, 2010
  • Michael Garet B.
    After checking in at the Parthenon on 4/16 don't check in anywhere else until 6 or 6:30 or you won't be counted for the swarm.
    Michael Garet Bleddynn · April 16, 2010
  • Beverly
    If you haven't seen it already - go!
    Beverly · March 18, 2010
  • Ross K.
    Go upstairs and take a picture in front of the Athena statue!
    Ross K · March 15, 2010
  • Joseph B.
    Check out movie nights in the summer
    Joseph Bradley · November 29, 2009
  • Joseph B.
    This is a great park where you can play with friends, meet new people, or just walk around.
    Joseph Bradley · November 29, 2009
  • Tika R.
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    Tika Rusdi · May 22, 2010

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