As you drive up to the Parthenon you notice it’s completely in tact. No missing roof, nor crumbling Doric columns. This is not the ancient Greek temple built for the goddess Athena on the Acropolis of Athens. This is the Parthenon in Nashville’s Centennial Park. Built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897, it’s a 1:1 scale replica of the original. The Parthenon replica is also the Nashville's city art museum. The focus of the permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by American artists and additional gallery spaces provide space for rotating exhibits. A few years ago, the gift shop sold a resin replica of the Nashville Parthenon.