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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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This place is beautiful, huge and very educational. Took my mom and 10 year old daughter. Had a great time. Was disappointed that the planetarium is closed, but still made a day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and three children (13,10,7), and I went to the Pink Palace on a recommendation from a friend. We chose to only do the museum exhibits. When we got there, we learned that the Planetarium is temporarily closed due to smoke damage. We started with the natural history portion of the museum on the bottom floor. It was interesting,... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is beautiful, huge and very educational. Took my mom and 10 year old daughter. Had a great time. Was disappointed that the planetarium is closed, but still made a day of it.

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Vancleave, Mississippi
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There was so much to see at this museum, we could've spent a week here and not seen everything. What we were able to squeeze in was FASCINATING! I highly recommend this museum to any family. There is life science (natural history), civil rights history, American history, Civil War history, Memphis Life history, and temporary exhibits. The Wicked Plants exhibit... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There a Re a lot of historical things to see with impressive displays! The temporary exibit of killer plants was fun for us as adults but wish we could have seen the planetarium but it's temproarily unavailable. Free for military, love that!

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I grew up in Memphis and one of my dad's favorite places to take us was the Pink Palace. I was excited to take my husband and kids to show them a treasure from my youth. However we were very disappointed with our visit. I'm sure most of these are isolated incidents and we just came on a bad day... More 

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alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not a standard museum. From one room to the next you can find a planetarium, skeletons, cool fossils, a Piggly Wiggly grocery store, Elvis's clothes, a polar bear, etc. in a cool old mansion.

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Newbern, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

if you love history this is the place to go!!! i love to go on road trips and learn about history. lots to look and learn about

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My 5 year old had fun even though it's probably geared to older kids and adults. She enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit the best and still talks about it. IMAX theatre has great shows...some in 3D. Apparently this museum was the original home of the creator of Piggly Wiggly, and they have the original store recreated as an exhibit. Lots of... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We love to bring out of town guests to see the museum! The original Piggly Wiggly Grocery store that made Clearance Sanders rich was disassembled and reassembled inside museum! Also great dinosaur exhibit! To think the castle was built as a Private residence!

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memphis, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I find that everything at Pink Palace is great! My son loved it every time I took him. And the variety of exhibits is wonderful. Plus all the hands on stuff makes great learning experiences for the kids.

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Address: 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Phone Number: (901) 320-6320
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis

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