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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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Rocks, Dinos and History

A nice collection of natural and city history. Also the home to an I Max theater and planetarium... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ninabE4919OT
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Memphis, Tennessee
I'm glad they are remodeling... some exhibits haven't been updated in probably 40 years.

Too much of this museum is badly dated. It's pretty good if you haven't been in a while and they... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
TwinDad
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Memphis, TN
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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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3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice collection of natural and city history. Also the home to an I Max theater and planetarium. I have been a member for YEARS and currently, the Pink Palace is undergoing a well needed facelift.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Too much of this museum is badly dated. It's pretty good if you haven't been in a while and they have good temporary exhibits. I'm looking forward to them remodeling and updating all the permanent exhibits.

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

parts of it were interesting. Some things were closed but still charged full price. Depending what your interests are I wouldn't say oh my gosh you have to go there.

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

When I was a kid in the 80s, we used to visit the Pink Palace all the time. One of the best family places to visit. I have been in the past few years and I feel they are really getting away from the family...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

The Pink Palace has two basic sections. There is a planetarium as well. The first floor is a science museum which describes the natural history of the Mid-south; natural history, dinosaurs, etc. The second floor covers Memphis history from Paleolithic times through the 1900s. Shows...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

We visited the Pink Palace why traveling through Memphis. First we visited the Planetarium, then the Natural History Museum, and then a nice stay that well appointed gift shop! The Planetarium show was very informative, and comfortable. The host was great. The Natural History Museum...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

My kids are budding scientists and they loved the fossils, artifacts, and historical exhibits. It wasn't as interactive as many children's museums but for my little scientists, it was perfect.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

At this attraction, you can visit the museum, see wonderful IMAX shows, see the planetarium shows and shop in an excellent gift shop.

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Haven't been to Museum since I was a teen brought grandkids out and they really enjoyed it. They haven't been and it was an enjoyable experience for them....

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

We enjoyed the museum and were told in advance that the mansion was closed for renovation - however, we were first time visitors and had no idea of what was available to see. Turns out the mansion and closed exhibits were a huge part of...More

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NewName123
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Mary Jo M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answer above. It is self-directed, so you may take as long as you like. Don't forget that there are IMAX show and an excellent planetarium, too. You could easily spend the day there!
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akellim
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Richard P | Property representative |
You pay for what you want to do. The museum offers discounts if you do more than one thing. Membership is the best deal. $100 gets free admission for your family to the museum, Lichterman Nature Center and the Mallory... More
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William E
February 25, 2017|
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Response from Angela H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The person who built the palace was the Piggley Wiggley Founder.
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