If you want to see what the Parthenon looked like atop the Acropolis in 432 BC, then visit the full-sized replica in Nashville. The first version created in Centennial Park by architect William Smith was constructed in 1897 for the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition. The pavilion was never meant to be permanent. When the faux Greek temple became very popular, the exterior was rebuilt in 1925 and the interior was finished six years later. One of Nashville’s many nicknames is the Athens of the South.