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Pink Palace Museum

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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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The kids loved the 3d theater! Learning the history behind drs, seeing an old fashioned store and many other things. How fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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Memphis, Tennessee
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There's a lot to see in this museum. Everything from dinosaurs, animal & science exhibits, to detailed historical vignettes depicting life in the late 19th & earthy 20th centuries, a replica of the first Piggly Wiggly self service supermarket, to an amazing mechanical miniature circus and my favorite: a real shrunken human head! Also an IMAX theatre, planetarium and changing... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The kids loved the 3d theater! Learning the history behind drs, seeing an old fashioned store and many other things. How fun.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I'm so glad I got to visit the Pink Palace before the huge renovation. We came here so many times when I was a child that it is often that I compare new museums to my memories from childhood. As of now, everything is perfectly preserved, like a time capsule. The gemstones and minerals still sparkle. And the Civil War... More 

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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A great place to take an out of town family. Comparable to the museum in Milwaukee WI.The first floor is dedicated to natural history with displays and exhibits on dinosaurs, anthropology, and geology. The second floor contains exhibits on the cultural history of the mid-south with old time dentistry displays, civil war, Yellow Fever epidemic,and a replica of an early... More 

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bluegrass state
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90 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Came on a Sunday afternoon around 3. Took us 1.5 hours to go through it. We didn't do the planetarium or the movie. The natural history past was well done minus the dates. The dinosaurs were great!! Minerals & fossils were a great addition. The piggy wiggly store was a throw back for our kids to see what it was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had something for everyone downstairs has more natural history and planetarium, upstairs has more history items and information. Planetarium and store was still under construction so may want to check before going(believe they said hope to have it open by December.)

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Milan, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have always loved this museum. The Museum is awsome as always, IMAX was about space and I have never seen anything as amazing. The gift shop was closed due to fire, and the Planetarium is being redone so that was a bummer. that being said there was more than enough to keep us busy all day.

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Hartman, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The overall experience was educational & entertaining. However, the lighting on the exhibits needs addressed, many of the items were under lit & difficult to see. Some of the exhibits need cleaned/refurbished. Would be nice to see the actual palace set up as it was when it was a residence.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

For those who like to visit museums, this museum is a stop you should schedule on your Memphis trip. It is so much more than just a Museum!

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Katy, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place was amazing. They have turned this historical masion site into a huge natural science and history museum. I was truely surprised and in aww. Spend a day here, Tuesdays are free from 1-5pm for everyone. Very nice life like exhibits and very interesting place. Loved it.

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