Nashville, TN: The Parthenon in Centennial Park

We started off our trip south by heading down to Nashville to stay with one of my best friends, Amanda, and her husband Jarrod. We hadn't seen each other in person since Christmas 2012 - crazy but true, and it was so nice to see her/them!

We left early from Bloomington and started the day off right, meeting them in Nashville at a brewery near Vanderbilt's campus. Afterward, we toured around campus, saw the lab where Amanda works, and began being touristy. They had taken the whole day to be tourists with us, which was awesome. Our plans were to check out the Parthenon, Music Row, and various other spots in town they thought we might like to see. (We had originally planned to go to The Hermitage and Opryland Hotel as well, but decided time was not on our side with the winter hours and decided not to stress about trying to get everywhere in one day!)

The Parthenon was our first stop. It's located in Centennial Park, which was in the late winter stage of, uh, beauty, before the grass turns vibrant and flowers come out, and the pond was drained. But the Parthenon itself was pretty cool. We did not go into the museum (which is how you get inside the building, $6/ea adult), but walked around it and up its stairs. Inside is a full-scale replica of Athena, though, if you want to check that out.

The doors were really cool. They weigh 7.5 tons each.

It also would have been spectacular to see at night (there are giant lights pointing up at it from all sides) or at sunset. It is a completely full-scale replica of the "real" one in Greece. Check it out if you have a chance and if you can't get to Greece :)
Nashville, TN: The Parthenon in Centennial Park Nashville, TN: The Parthenon in Centennial Park Reviewed by Maria on 10:00:00 AM Rating: 5

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