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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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We visited the Pink Palace Museum on a Tuesday afternoon. There is free admission on Tuesday afternoons. That made me happy. There is plenty of free parking at the museum which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

There is a place in Memphis in mid-town that even most Memphians do not visit. It is the Pink Palace on Central Avenue, across from the Memphis Country Club. That many just drive by and take no notice is a shame. here are treasures of years past, items collected by the rich, animals preserved by amazingly lifelike taxidermy, pictures of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I've visited the Pink Palace museum several times in the past few years - I never tire of the exhibits. With each visit, I find some new corner to explore in greater detail, and wonderful staff to chat with. I eagerly await my next visit.

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Karnei Shomron, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My kids (6, 12, 15) enjoyed it very much. The museum is very diverse: from geology and zoology to the anthropology and history of the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited the Pink Palace Museum on a Tuesday afternoon. There is free admission on Tuesday afternoons. That made me happy. There is plenty of free parking at the museum which was also nice. The highlight of the visit was the Wicked Plants exhibit. We learned a lot about invasive and other wicked plants via videos, computers, and interactive exhibits.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Honestly, if you're just visiting Memphis I probably wouldn't bother as a tourist. We have only visited the museum. We enjoyed looking the exhibits. My daughter was creeped out by the mannequins (so was I a little). They aren't the prettiest. Have a TN id? It's free admission on Tuesdays after 1pm.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a great place to visit. I have enjoyed going here since I was a child. It is one of those places that you are never too old to enjoy. It is a wonderful family experience and something all children will enjoy.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've been to this place a few times with my son and he loves it. The staff is friendly here and the museum has a lot of great exhibits to view. From dinosaurs, old medical devices, war history, black history, old cars, old stores, evolution and so much more. You can spend easily 2-3 hours here. The Christmas exhibit is... More 

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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