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Hidden on the outskirts of one of the liveliest cities on Earth, Centennial Park is a haven for nature, history, and home of the Parthenon. Centennial Park spans over 132-acres of land and is one of RV Rentals Nashville’s favorite stops. It holds many diverse attractions and will appeal to the whole family. Step into another world as you explore The Parthenon.
The Parthenon was created for the Centennial and International Exposition, a six-month celebration of the hundred-year anniversary of Tennessee. It’s an exact replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece and was made to enforce the idea that Tennessee is the “Athens of the South”. The building was made out of temporary materials and was meant to come down after the event. The entire city became so attached, that they continuously repaired the building. Eventually, it was voted that the building be remade with sturdier materials and kept as a permanent installment on the land.
The Parthenon is now a museum. It features art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Admission is $6 per adult, $3.50 for children (4-17), and $4 for seniors. Insider Tip: Pictures are not allowed on the first floor, but you’re free to take family pictures on the second floor of the museum. The tour is self-guided, so you have all the time in the world to get that perfect angle for everyone. (Museum officials say most people take around 40 minutes to go through the museum, but feel free to stay longer.)
It should come as no surprise that the park also hosts many different music related events throughout the year. Keep an eye on Musicians Corner, a web page that works with the Parthenon. They list all of the major music events happening in the park. Check out the lineup for the annual Centennial Craft Fair or see what’s going on within the scope of your visit with RV Rentals Nashville.
RV Rentals Nashville recommends Centennial Park as a must-see stop for any visit to Nashville, Tennessee. If you’re just flying in to pick up from RV Rentals Nashville and then be on your way, or if Nashville is the destination, the Parthenon in Centennial Park is a can’t miss.