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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 320-6320
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Ranked #19 of 76 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. You can walk...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, 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 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Then enchanted forest is far from enchanted. We had to pay $15 each to get into this rip off of an event. You pay. Then you go up the escalator and walk into like a hallway that they decorated the inside with. It had playing squirrels scenes and some small Christmas scenes. The displays were not all lit up. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Take a day and discover the Pink Palace museum. It stretches through time from the dinosaurs to the beginning of Tennessee through Civil War, Yellow Fever, Civil Rights, Music, Medicine, Cotton Carnival, Elvis, .....Be sure to see the Earthquake section, the hand carved wooden Circus, the section on the Vietnam Memorial (it was made here in Memphis), the first self... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I typically don't like places without a unifying theme, so a place that jumps from fossils to yellow fever then to civil rights seemed strange to me, but each exhibit is very strong in its own right. I still have no idea how this place came to be or how the exhibits were chosen, but it's fun and informative so... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very interesting museum! Educational visit for both kids and adults. They have the Festival of Lights! Very beautiful decorated trees! The best display at the museum was the piggly wiggly exhibit. Very neat piece of history. Great museum for all ages.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautiful mansion converted into a natural history museum with items as diverse as skeletons of dinosaurs and humming birds. Gems and minerals. Even a shrunken head! Also a recreated Piggly Wiggly store.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum has not really changed in my entire life. They have new exhibits occasionally and new movies ion IMAX. I have visited the Pink Palace several times as a child and now as an adult with my own child. Not really a place for small children, more suitable for school age kids and adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I saw the movie Jerusalem 3D and the place was amazing. The staff is friendly. It was a nice place. I enjoyed it so much

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Southaven, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I love the way the Pink Palace is constantly rotating what there is to see there. You can always go back and know that there will be something new to see, or a special exhibit in town. Very informative and lots of information and history. IMAX theater is also fun if you enjoy watching those. Seasonal times at the Pink... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a must see for those who enjoy natural,local, or American history. Really liked the model circus display and the model trains. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I visited on a Tuesday afternoon, so it was free admission. With only two hours to tour, we went our separate ways. Wow! What an incredible museum! We couldn't stop talking about it after we left. The medical exhibit was extraordinary. I could've spent a whole day there. It was interesting to see the old instruments and... More 

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