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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 320-6320
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Ranked #19 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Collierville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Museum portion was OK. I loved Clyde Parke Miniature Circus. They stopped running it but it is very beautiful and designed with precision and fine details. We also visited Planetarium which was ok. They are about to renovate this section and upgrade to digital. We had good experience in 3D butterfly movie theater. It has giant screen which gives decent... More

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Ocala, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed all the exhibits. We spent so much time on just one floor that we had rush through the rest of the museum. The Piggly Wiggly replica was great. We were able to reminisce about years gone by. So much history can be learned from the museum.

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Safety Bay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a day to spare whilst staying in Memphis, travelling from overseas, and stumbled across a flyer for the Pink Palace at our hotel. As a family of 2 adults and a 6 year old boy, there was plenty for all of us. We spent 5 hours at the museum in total, watching the 3D movie and the planetarium... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Best part was walking through the Piggy Wiggly. Museum didn't seem to have a flow. A lot of good information just no logical connection.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My family and I visited the Pink Palace Museum it was such a great experience to see all the history that they have in store for you.And there was a variety of different things you will learn from there. A lot of amazing artifacts from different eras. Good for all ages.

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ishpeming
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I didn't really like it there wasn't much in there and I thought it was very over priced for what it was. I wish I would have skipped this one

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Pickwick, Mississippi, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

the Imax theater is a must see the planetarium is a little outdated but the man said they were fixing to redo the whole thing and would be finished about September. the museum part has not changed much in all the year ago that I have went they have added some new stuff. enjoy it was a fun trip

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Georgia
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58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I loved the roast beef and cheese sandwich as well as the buffalo chicken wrap. Both were huge and flavorful! I also had a double espresso. It was not worth the cost. The sandwiches and chips were $6-7. With drinks the total was $20 for a child and adult meal.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The history of the building and the grounds is just as interesting as the exhibits. The museum was actually built as the private home of Clarence Saunders. Mr Saunders is the innovator of the grocery story. There is a replica of what his store looked like back in the day. This museum is so varied with exhibits that encompass nature,... More

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Pocahontas, Arkansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We was there in October. We was married on this month in 2013. And we really like this place and planning going back this summer.

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