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The Parthenon in Nashville TN is a MUST See

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The Parthenon in Nashville, TN is a must see free attraction that will spur on your Greek studies! We really enjoyed checking it out and you will too.

If you get the chance to travel to Nashville, Tennessee, be sure and take a moment and visit The Parthenon, which is what we did.

It is a free museum that you can walk through, therefore, If you love Greek mythology, this is a must-see.

Visiting The Parthenon

It was a massive building. One that was gorgeously decorated–inside and out.

The front is even more beautiful up close. As I climbed the steps, I wondered what I would find inside?

Word of warning! If you visit the Parthenon or anything depicting greek gods and goddesses, please be aware that many of the statues are anatomically correct.

The parts of the body are uncovered, therefor we were very surprised at the naked bodies and had to quickly switch gears a couple of times.

Beautifully painted art, statues of the greek gods and goddesses from history, it is a truly magical place.

The 46 foot statue of the goddess Athene is breathtaking. This is why this building was built. To protect her.

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.

The Parthenon is also Nashville's art museum. The focus of the Parthenon's permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan. Additional gallery spaces provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.

After visiting the museum, tour Centennial Park. There is so much to see and do! We had a great time and it really enhanced our studies on Greek mythology.

2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

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Sara at Saving For Someday

Tuesday 26th of October 2010

I'm stopping by from Robin's Mingle Monday. How cool that y'all went to the Parthenon. I was in Nashville earlier this year and my friend drove me past it. I was so excited to know that one day I can put that on my list of places we'll explore for our homeschool program. It looks like you all had a great time. Thank you for sharing.

Tonya @ Live the Adventure

Monday 25th of October 2010

We'd stopped by the Parthenon several months ago while we were sight seeing in Nashville but didn't take the time to go inside the museum, as we were saving that for a time when we weren't rushed. I hadn't even considered the anatomically correct statues, as I've read many reviews and not one mentioned the fact. Thanks for the warning!


Monday 25th of October 2010

It looks like you had a great time! What a fun way to wrap up your studies of the Greeks. As an architecture major in college the magnitude of these structures never ceases to amaze me.

Blessings on your Monday.


Monday 25th of October 2010

Awww! My dream trip! But not for some time, I want my kids to be old enought to enjoy it too. Hope you can stop by for the hop today. Have a good Monday- Melly

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