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Pink Palace Museum

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Address: 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
Phone Number: 19016362362
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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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Rich in local history

All I could remember about this museum is that it had dinosaurs because the last time I had visited I was in 2nd grade. But I took my nephew and I was blown away by the massive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Burke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a historic and lovely mansion, but very little of the original space is part of the publicly accessible tour. It's got a natural history museum, a history museum, a planetarium, and traveling exhibits. I live in DC so all museums pale compared to the Smithsonian. I worked at the Boston Museum of Science and Planetarium, so I have too... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place! There was a gentleman dressed up as a Civil War soldier. I stood and listened to a conversation he had with another visitor. He stayed in character the entire conversation and it was so interesting. The questions included what he did before he became a soldier, to what battles he had fought in. Be sure and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always hosting visiting exbits that are new and different as well as educational. Lovely restaurant on premises.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my most favorite museums in the whole world. They have such a wide variety of very amazing and interesting exhibits.

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Bolckow, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our kids here because the reviews seemed positive, but we were not too impressed. The Planetarium has 3 or 4 shows to chose from, but you really choose based on the time you arrive, not what seems most interesting. The planetarium show lasts about 30 minutes, & then the administrator does a short constellations discussion. You may want... More 

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detroit. mi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was interesting but not what I anticipate. There are numerous exhibits from Dinosaurs to civil war medicine. I anticipated a historical home tour, but the mansion is only used for museum exhibits.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited the Pink Palace museum in Memphis and had a wonderful time. I have two young children, between ages 3-7 and they loved it - although their attention span was somewhat limited. They enjoyed the dinosaurs and bugs. We did not see a movie but I heard they are really great. If I were without kids,... More 

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Menomonee Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop and was a great way to be introduced to Memphis. It has an amazing history of the city and population. This helped put into context the rest of the trip. It is also free on Tuesday after 1pm so you can't beat that deal!

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I could remember about this museum is that it had dinosaurs because the last time I had visited I was in 2nd grade. But I took my nephew and I was blown away by the massive city history the museum captures. I definitely plan on going again when I don't have to watch a child so that I can... More 

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Eureka, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on a trip to Memphis, beautiful museum with lots to see, the dinosaur exhibit was great, and so was the planetarium. Would have liked to stay longer, but they closed at 5.

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