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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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5 year old had fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This museum has mostly very good (not great) exhibits of a historical and educational nature. I have seen numerous collections like this—presenting archival/historical artifacts specific to the locale—and generally enjoy the educational experience. The Pink Palace has displays that are extremely well done, so I really appreciated the new experience. I would recommend a visit here. Perhaps not highest on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Was in town for visit of my daughter's half brother who is 15 yrs older than her and he suggested... it's nice place to go... lots of history from prehistoric to Korean war.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I am a teacher at a summer camp and we reserved and paid for advance tickets for the IMAX movie "Humpback Whales". My students and I waited in line to be admitted and were denied admission once they reached the movie attendant. The attendant was rude to my students and it ruined their day because they were looking forward to... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This museum did a very nice job of documenting the history of the Memphis area, from prehistoric times to the 20th century. My family and I really enjoyed seeing the skeleton exhibit featuring the bones of several modern birds, mammals, and reptiles, but it was neat to see the dinosaur fossils as well. We also loved the log cabin and... More 

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you love learning historical facts (like me) you must take a trip to the Pink Palace Museum. We actually stumbled upon this place while sight-seeing around town. The exhibits, culture, artifacts and statues are amazing!!!

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Tuesdays from 1-5pm free admission to the museum. Nice if you don't have a family membership and want to bring lots and lots and lots of kids, for example daycares. As a result it was PACKED with parties of kids who needed more chaperones. We were hoping for a quiet peaceful family visit, once the young kids and teenage chaperones... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I visited on a Tuesday afternoon when admission was free, and thankfully so. The museum is nice, but severely outdated. The flow and organization is quite confusing, and I could not find a map of the layout to save my life. It appears that the museum is undergoing a major overhaul, which will hopefully improve the flow and exhibitions. It's... More 

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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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