- 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. Recent visitors praise the well-kept grounds, peaceful atmosphere and magnificent building, recommending an evening visit to see it illuminated. One TripAdvisor user offers, "We paid the admission to go through it and although there's not much inside, the statue of Athena was pretty incredible!" However, parents warn that kids' attention can quickly wane.
Located a little more than 2 miles southwest of downtown Nashville in Centennial Park, the Parthenon is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission costs $6 for adults and $4 for seniors (older than 62) and children ages 4 to 17. For more information, visit the Centennial Park website.
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