- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Nashville is a city of many nicknames; most of them have to do with music. Still, the city is also known as the "Athens of the South" thanks to the numerous higher education institutions established there. This identity is realized with the construction of the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the one found in Athens, Greece. Although the Parthenon was only meant to be temporary -- it was built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 – it has since become a beloved attraction, housing models of the statues found in the original structure as well as an impressive art collection.
Located in Centennial Park just southwest of Downtown Nashville, the Parthenon is open Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is about $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children ages 4 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. For more information, visit the Parthenon in Centennial Park's website.