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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 320-6320
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Ranked #23 of 86 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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Bradford, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We try to come here and the Nature Center at least every 2 years because we sign up at the end of May to get the free summer pass and it makes for a free one day trip for the family. Will you enjoy the special exhibit and glad that they change them up. This year it is Twice Bitten... More

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International Falls, MN
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a site! At first, I didn't want to visit but my friend highly recommended it and I'm so very glad I went. Very nice museum and I definitely will visit here again!

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Peoria Heights, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is nice little gem to check out. It's free on Tuesday's which is why i went. It has this huge replica of a circus which was amazing. If you have extra time go check this out.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The mechanical insect exhibit was awsome. Over all musuem is great. They have a IMAX and planetarium. Really loved the natural history section, could stayed there all day.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

That's what I thought when I saw 'Pink Palace Museum'. Happily, no Elvis here. What is here is a great museum that covers rocks 'n stuff, dinosaurs, bodies, all that museum-kinda stuff. PLUS, local history and dioramas, including the re-creation of the first Piggly-Wiggly supermarket from Jefferson Street, downtown Memphis, Also has an amazing scale-model of a big-top circus, accurate... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had been wanted for years to take my kids to the Pink Palace Museum. I was very disappointed as I found most of the museum to be very old and dated.

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Note: there were many signs touting an upcoming renovation starting in 2014 and ending 2019. I'm interested in seeing the end result I was a little disappointed in the exhibits. They seem a bit dated and few where broken or removed. It does spend a little time on different areas, so the quick pace might be good for younger kids.... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The museum is a mix of different stages of local and national history. Very interesting exhibits. The IMAX theater is an excellent venue for movies about nature. We attended a 3D movie about Jerusalem. There was an exhibit about grasshoppers and other insects. The larger than life insects were animated. Always a great experience.

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Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My fiance and I went to the Pink Palace about thirty minutes before closing, so it was free for us. We honestly didn't even spend the whole thirty minutes at this museum. I guess it just wasn't our particular taste in museums, but we didn't really enjoy it very much. They had a couple interesting exhibits, but nothing that really... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I took his mother and sister to this while they were visiting us for a week. It is well worth the visit, but go after 1 pm as admission to the museum itself is then free. The museum has a huge skeleton collection, an original set up of a Piggly Wiggly, and it has an awesome planetarium... More

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