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“Neat museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pink Palace Museum

Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 320-6320
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Ranked #22 of 84 attractions in Memphis
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
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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.
Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Neat museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Piggly Wiggly display always makes me smile. Also the animated circus. Make sure you find the shrunken head.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Amazed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This place provides amazing experience for our group. For example, original model of piggly wiggly, circus, animal and human evolution, types of stones, and how earthquake occurs. I would highly recommend for family with children. We went there at 1 pm on Tuesday and it was admission free (also free parking).

Visited January 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“The Holistic History of Memphis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Learn through wonderful exhibits the natural, medical, political, economic and otherwise history of Memphis! Has a wonderful IMAX theatre and planetarium.

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Bartlett, TN
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“Good 1/2 day venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The Pink Palace is a unique place to visit. The Clyde Park Circus is an absolute "must see" exhibit. A duplicate of the original Clarence Sanders "Piggly Wiggly" supermarket (which started right here in Memphis) is an interesting exhibit. There are stuffed African animals (sometimes not open),a great dinosaur exhibit and an IMAX theater (extra charge). The fee for everything is $19.50. It is a great 1/2 day visit.

Visited December 2011
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San Antonio, TX
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“Fun, interesting and different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012 via mobile

Went for about 4 hours to this museum and there was no crowd. Lots of reading and exhibits on animals, gems, and history. The place is very large and has a lot of reading. Great for adults, not so sure about little children. They had several things for children such as IMAX and the enchanted forest so that area was very full. Place was much larger than I expected.

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