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Pink Palace Museum

Address: 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Phone Number: (901) 320-6320
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Ranked #24 of 81 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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Metropolis Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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Memphis, Tennessee
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16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Their Christmas trees were still on display at the end of December-- bonus! We went to see their outstanding IMAX movie-- "Jerusalem". A must see and in 3-D!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The museum is very interesting. We have been there several times when family members visit the area. It has displays varying from dinosaurs to birds and many others. I'm looking forward to returning when the opportunity presents itself.

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm glad I found out that Tuesday afternoon are free but when we went we decided to pay for Festival of Trees-that was not worth the investment ($21 for 4 of us). You don't actual get to see a lot of the Mansion only the front entrance area. The actual museum part was neat and some interesting exhibits. Definitely a... More 

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Southaven, Mississippi, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to the pink palace thinking we would go through a museum and then tour the mansion only to discover the few rooms of the mansion we saw were not decorated other than a display of womens dresses. As for the $$ paid for the planetarium well the real one is closed for renovations so instead you are directed... More 

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Kent, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Alright, disregard some of the reviews. I feel like a lot of the people were complaining just to complain. Here is my take on the museum: First of all, when you pull up to the mansion, it definitely takes you aback. It's a huge mansion, and you can't wait to explore it... Unfortunately, that's one of the letdowns. When you... More 

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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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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44 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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