This is the only place in the world where you can walk through a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. This version of the Greek masterpiece, built for display during Tennessee’s Centennial Exposition in 1897, was meant to be a nod to Nashville’s nickname — the Athens of the South (due its large number of universities and colleges). It was never meant to be permanent, but it proved so popular that instead of dissembling it, the city kept it and eventually reinforced the structure. These days, it is home to a fine arts gallery and a 42-foot-high gold statue of the goddess Athena, the tallest indoor sculpture in the western world. The surrounding Centennial Park makes a great place for strolling or picnicking if the weather is nice.