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Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South." 

Originally constructed for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, a full-sized replica of Athens’ famous Parthenon resides today in Nashville’s Centennial Park. Its remarkable quality is that it’s entirely out of concrete. The building also houses a 42-foot recreation of the Parthenon’s Athena statue, the original of which has not survived today. It is a destination unto itself, but also serves as one of the city’s top five art museums.

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Entrance fee is $6 for adults and $4 for children (4-17) and Seniors (62+)Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9-4:30. Sunday 12:30-4:30