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Pink Palace Museum

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Address: 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Phone Number: (901) 320-6320
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Description: The Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the...
The Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. You can walk through a replica of the first self-service grocery store in the country, Clarence Saunders' Piggly Wiggly. Explore the cultural and natural history of the Mid-South through exciting exhibits, dioramas, and audio-visuals. Trace Memphis' development from the time of Spanish explorers through the Civil War and the yellow fever epidemics. Learn from the award-winning medical exhibit how health care grew to be Memphis' largest industry.
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Seeing Pink

For those who like to visit museums, this museum is a stop you should schedule on your Memphis trip. It is so much more than just a Museum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

For those who like to visit museums, this museum is a stop you should schedule on your Memphis trip. It is so much more than just a Museum!

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Katy, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place was amazing. They have turned this historical masion site into a huge natural science and history museum. I was truely surprised and in aww. Spend a day here, Tuesdays are free from 1-5pm for everyone. Very nice life like exhibits and very interesting place. Loved it.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

While my husband was in class I had some time alone. My Visit to the Pink Palace wa very enjoyable. Nice snackbar with reasonable prices and generous potions made fresh to order. I max movies and snacks are allowed. I say this because I'm a diabetic and they were nce and helpful in every way. Lots of great exibits.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Unfortunately the planetarium was closed during our visit, but the museum and palace were a refreshingly interesting treat! My 10 year old loved the museum and reading all of the informational plaques about the exhibits. HUGE points for the way the individual pieces are explained. The Palace was small, but had a few interesting finds in it as well.

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Metropolis Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We managed to spend several hours here! When we went (on a Tuesday) the admission was free, so an even better reason to stop in. Great use of the facilities ... a lot to see.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Their Christmas trees were still on display at the end of December-- bonus! We went to see their outstanding IMAX movie-- "Jerusalem". A must see and in 3-D!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The museum is very interesting. We have been there several times when family members visit the area. It has displays varying from dinosaurs to birds and many others. I'm looking forward to returning when the opportunity presents itself.

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm glad I found out that Tuesday afternoon are free but when we went we decided to pay for Festival of Trees-that was not worth the investment ($21 for 4 of us). You don't actual get to see a lot of the Mansion only the front entrance area. The actual museum part was neat and some interesting exhibits. Definitely a... More 

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Southaven, Mississippi, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to the pink palace thinking we would go through a museum and then tour the mansion only to discover the few rooms of the mansion we saw were not decorated other than a display of womens dresses. As for the $$ paid for the planetarium well the real one is closed for renovations so instead you are directed... More 

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Kent, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Alright, disregard some of the reviews. I feel like a lot of the people were complaining just to complain. Here is my take on the museum: First of all, when you pull up to the mansion, it definitely takes you aback. It's a huge mansion, and you can't wait to explore it... Unfortunately, that's one of the letdowns. When you... More 

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