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About The Parthenon

The Parthenon stands proudly in all its majestic glory in Centennial Park, Nashville. This full-scale re-creation of the original Athenian structure looks just as it would have in Ancient Greece. It serves as a centrepiece of this picturesque park with its walking trails, lakes and museums.

Walking around the Parthenon, visitors will find it hard to believe that they are not in Athens. However, this picturesque park in Downtown Nashville is this replica’s home. Originally constructed for the Centennial Exposition in 1897, it serves as a reminder of classic architecture, in a contemporary city. Visitors can see sculptures of the Parthenon Marbles in the Naos. These are all direct casts of the originals, and the 12-metre tall statue of goddess Athena is a highlight. The reproduction was gilded in gold in 2002, to closely resemble the Athena Parthenos. The intricately designed sculpture shows Athena with a shield, holding Nike in her right palm. A serpent can be seen lurking between her and her shield. The Parthenon also functions as the city of Nashville’s Art Museum. It displays artwork by a variety of 19th and 20th century American artists, in addition to temporary exhibits. During summer months local theatres perform Greek plays, utilising the Parthenon as an authentic backdrop. Once the Parthenon has been fully explored, venture along one of the walking trails, or relax by the lovely lakeside with a picnic.

The Parthenon in Centennial Park can be walked to from Downtown Nashville in around 50 minutes. Buses operate from Church Street and Charlotte Avenue, close to the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Taxis and Uber are available throughout the city.

Major Eugene Castner Lewis, suggested that for the Centennial Exposition, the centrepiece should be a reproduction of the Parthenon in Athens. The structure was intended to be temporary, but its popularity with locals, plus the cost of demolishing it, convinced local government to let it stay. Over the years, the exterior became weathered, and work had to be undertaken to keep it the focal point of the park. The Parthenon of Nashville has been a backdrop in many movies, and the focus of country music lyrics. It remains one of the city’s most popular landmarks.

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Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt - Downtown

Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt - Downtown
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Very Good, 8.5
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This charming hotel is located minutes from Centennial Park Nashville in Nashville. It features complimentary wireless internet, a gym and an outdoor pool, and is within a 10-minute walk of The Parthenon.

Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt

Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Superb, 9.4
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Featuring free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool, the hotel is situated in Nashville and is a short stroll from Centennial Park Nashville. It has a gym, as well as valet parking, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Fabulous, 8.8
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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel provides 4-star accommodation in Nashville. The various facilities this luxury hotel has to offer include 24-hour room service, an express check-in and check-out feature and a beauty centre.

Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Vanderbilt-Elliston Place

Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Vanderbilt-Elliston Place
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Boasting an outdoor pool, Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Vanderbilt-Elliston Place is situated in Nashville and provides modern accommodation. It is moments from Centennial Park Nashville, eateries and nightlife options.

Extended Stay America - Nashville - Vanderbilt

Extended Stay America - Nashville - Vanderbilt
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6.4
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Extended Stay America - Nashville - Vanderbilt is located in Nashville and features complimentary wireless internet. It also provides on-site parking, a safe and a 24-hour reception.

Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University

Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University is set in Nashville and is close to local attractions, such as The Parthenon. It is moments from Centennial Park Nashville, restaurants and nightlife options.

Kimpton Aertson Hotel

Kimpton Aertson Hotel
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Music Row, Nashville
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Kimpton Aertson Hotel provides 4-star accommodation in Nashville. The various amenities this luxury hotel offers include an outdoor pool, valet parking and a ballroom.

West End Village Nashville - Vanderbilt

West End Village Nashville - Vanderbilt
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Nashville, Tennessee
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West End Village Nashville - Vanderbilt provides a comfortable setting when in Nashville. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Dormigo Beautiful 1 BR next door to Centennial Park

Dormigo Beautiful 1 BR next door to Centennial Park
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Centennial Park Exclusives by YouRent provides a comfortable setting while in Nashville. It offers a swimming pool, and is a brief stroll from Centennial Park Nashville.

Dormigo Elliston Apartment 8

Dormigo Elliston Apartment 8
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Dormigo Elliston Apartment 8 provides a comfortable setting while in Nashville. It offers a business centre, and is a brief walk from Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science, Centennial Park Nashville and The Parthenon.

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