Never made it to Greece? Yearning for a bit of classical culture? Turn your staycation into a day trip to the West End/Vanderbilt area of Nashville and enjoy an exquisite replica of Athens’ crown jewel, the Parthenon (the only full-scale reproduction in the world). Inside there is an art museum that features a 42-foot statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, for whom the Parthenon was originally built, an exact replica of what it would have looked like in ancient times.

The museum also houses a permanent collection by 19th and 20th century American artists as well as travelling exhibits. Click here to see what’s being shown now. Admissions for adults is $6, and children (4-17) and seniors (62+) are $4. For groups of 10 or more, guided tours are offered by reservation. To make a reservation call 615-862-8431 or email

Then finish off your day by grabbing a bite to eat at one of Nashville’s finest Greek restaurants. Gyros, hummus and pitas, oh my!

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