Having been to the real Parthenon, I was ambivalent to seeing this, but I was actually surprised. The preservation of the original structure, not its current form, was actually quite detailed. On the interior, they had castings of how the statues actually look today and describe the elaborate recreation techniques and references they used to identify the Gods identities and likenesses.
|The Nashville Parthenon|
|The actual Parthenon from my visit in June 2010|
If Austin is all about original murals and graffiti greatness, Nashville is about sharing life-sized replicas with their community.
|Athena in the Parthenon|
|Giant microphone in Music Row|
|Locomotive in Centennial Park|
|Fighter plane in Centennial Park|
Our tour guide was incredible. If you go there, ask for Linda, she's the best there is. Her accent is hilarious and she is super bubbly and plays her plantation character well.