This full-scale replica of the temple that's on the Acropolis overlooking Athens, Greece, was built in 1897 for the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition. On the lower level you'll find an art gallery with a fine collection of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century paintings, and on the upper level you'll be treated to a jaw-dropping, 42-foot-tall gilded statue of Athena as well as casts of the Parthenon (aka Elgin) Marbles, now in the British Museum. Nashville's beloved Parthenon has been the site of countless school field trips—kids love exploring around it—and for many locals it evokes vivid memories of playing hide-and-seek behind the enormous columns, marveling at the gigantic bronze doors, and being mesmerized by the way the sounds echo throughout the vast interior. You can do it justice in an hour or two.