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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 320-6320
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Ranked #21 of 87 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Southaven, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Union County, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It was a wet day and we decided to take in the Pink Palace- watched the 3D movie Jerusalem. It was a great movie- wish we had more time to go through the museum and mansion.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The museum was near the top of our list of places to visit in Memphis. We read some of the negative comments about the museum before we decided to visit. I am a big fan of museums of all types and sizes so we decided to go despite the reviews. We are really glad we did. I have no idea... More

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midwest
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit. You come out with much knowledge of how Memphis grew . There are exhibts from the dinosaurs to the modern day. It is a large museum that is easy to navigate. We went on a Tuesday afternoon which was free.

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Joplin, Missouri
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71 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is the third time we have been to this museum. Unfortunately, each time there seems to be less to see. They are in the middle of a renovation at this time. Hopefully things will improve. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our car was broken into and all of our stuff was stolen. We were parked only 20 feet from the front door... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We travel throughout the world and always try to see some type of museum wherever we are. In Memphis we decided on the Pink Palace and the Mud River Park Museum. (More about that in another review). We were so impressed with the Pink Palace. The grounds and garden are lovely and beautifully cared for. The museum is very large... More

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Indiana
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped by the museum last spring when we were in Memphis, enjoyed it. My favorite part of Memphis was the zoo, one of the best I've been to.

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Freeland, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It was very hot that day and decided to stay in AC so we visit this great little museum. Very interesting range of displays from nature to the first Piggley Wiggley! We would go back.

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