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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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one of the highlights of memphis

A great place to take an out of town family. Comparable to the museum in Milwaukee WI.The first floor is dedicated to natural history with displays and exhibits on dinosaurs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A great place to take an out of town family. Comparable to the museum in Milwaukee WI.The first floor is dedicated to natural history with displays and exhibits on dinosaurs, anthropology, and geology. The second floor contains exhibits on the cultural history of the mid-south with old time dentistry displays, civil war, Yellow Fever epidemic,and a replica of an early... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Came on a Sunday afternoon around 3. Took us 1.5 hours to go through it. We didn't do the planetarium or the movie. The natural history past was well done minus the dates. The dinosaurs were great!! Minerals & fossils were a great addition. The piggy wiggly store was a throw back for our kids to see what it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had something for everyone downstairs has more natural history and planetarium, upstairs has more history items and information. Planetarium and store was still under construction so may want to check before going(believe they said hope to have it open by December.)

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Milan, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have always loved this museum. The Museum is awsome as always, IMAX was about space and I have never seen anything as amazing. The gift shop was closed due to fire, and the Planetarium is being redone so that was a bummer. that being said there was more than enough to keep us busy all day.

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Hartman, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The overall experience was educational & entertaining. However, the lighting on the exhibits needs addressed, many of the items were under lit & difficult to see. Some of the exhibits need cleaned/refurbished. Would be nice to see the actual palace set up as it was when it was a residence.

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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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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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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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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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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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