Trivia

Hard

Which U.S. City Has A Full Scale Replica Of The Parthenon?

Philadelphia, PA
Las Vegas, NV
Athens, GA
Nashville, TN
The full-scale copy of the original Parthenon in Nashville's Centennial Park.
Mayur Phadtare/Wikimedia

Answer: Nashville, TN

If you’re in the U.S. and you want to get a sense of just how big the Parthenon is—without, you know, flying all the way to Greece—you’ve got a much easier trip: just head to Nashville, Tennessee.

Why Nashville? There in Centennial Park, you’ll find a 1:1 replica, stones and all, of the Parthenon. Why? The building, along with many other no-longer-standing replicas of ancient buildings, was constructed for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition (a massive celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee’s entry into the Union).

Although the South already has a city named Athens (in Georgia), Nashville was historically referred to as “the Athens of the South” due to the numerous schools and theaters, and the designers of the Centennial Exposition just ran with it.

Today the building still stands as a central fixture in Centennial Park, and serves not only as a point of interest in the local community, but as an art museum.

Trivia

Hard

What Sci-Fi Novel Has Appeared On Military Reading Lists The World Over?

Trivia

Easy

The Nearest Major Galaxy To Ours, The Milky Way, Is The?

Trivia

Hard

The Medical Term For The Numbness You Experience When A Limb “Falls Asleep” Is?

Trivia

Hard

Cryptographic Analysis Indicates The Man In The Iron Mask Was?

Trivia

Easy

Across The American South-West You’ll Find Massive Concrete Arrows That Were Intended To Guide?

Trivia

Hard

Who Gave The Shortest Award Winning Oscar Performance?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Common Candies Puts You At Risk For Heart Problems?

Trivia

Easy

Which Common Vegetable Was Originally A Deep Purple Color?

Trivia

Easy

Recently Mathematicians Around The Globe Have Taken To Hoarding?

Trivia

Hard

Which Movie Did Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Declare The Most Scientifically Inaccurate Space Movie Of All Time?