Located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, Nashville is the state's capital, as well its most-populous city. Nashville's truly vibrant music scene has given it a nickname "Music City
". However, it has another, far more interesting, nickname - it is colloquially known as "Athens of the South" (since the 19th century) thanks to its focus on higher education, but also thanks to its full-scale replica
of the original Parthenon in Athens, that was built in 1897 and now serves as an art museum.