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The Parthenon – Centennial Park

Posted by Scott Layson on October 7, 2013
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Parthenon - NashvilleThis week we decided to visit one of the more iconic places in Nashville, The Parthenon.  While pets are not allowed inside the structure itself, Max was still able to get in a few good stadium runs on the exterior of the Parthenon steps.  At first, it seemed odd to me to see this imposing building in the heart of Nashville, but after researching the history of it, it made much more sense.

Located at Centennial Park, the Parthenon is a full scale replica of the original in Athens Greece.  The inside of the building even houses a 42 foot replica of Athena Parthenos.  Because Nashville was commonly referred to as “The Athens of the South,” it was decided that the Parthenon would be a wonderful tribute and representation of the city.  The building now functions as an art museum as well.

ParthenonMax, being a wiener dog with short legs, didn’t last too long on the large steps of the Parthenon, so we decided to take him on a walk around the large lake that serves as its backdrop.

I feel like we could write about Centennial Park almost every week because there is almost always some event going on or something to see, with the Parthenon just being one of the main attractions.

If you’re looking for a place to take the family or pets on a beautiful day in Nashville, Centennial Park is always an excellent option.

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