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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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A very extensive collection of artifacts from the region

Very nice afternoon: the replica of the first Piggly Wiggly was fascinating. The staff was genuinely interested in answering questions and were very pleasant to deal with.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Pink Palace, named after the pink granite it is made from, is amazing. This museum is rich with local history and so much more. I would plan to be there longer than our allotted 3 hours. There is also an imax theather so plan to be there for a while. We watched the underwater movie. There was popcorn and... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's amazing how the Pink Palace is!!!! It's rich history will make you gasp in disbelief. Having an event there like the Science of Wines was just perfect. Being able to sip and eat while touring this rich building of past memories was uplifting. From the planetarium to the display of bones from every creature imaginable, to Memphis history, this... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice afternoon: the replica of the first Piggly Wiggly was fascinating. The staff was genuinely interested in answering questions and were very pleasant to deal with.

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missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had fun in the pink palace. It wasn't quite what I thought it would be (the name is confusing) but it had a museum with ancient artifacts. We also attended the Fire Ball show which was pretty good for the price.

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Thank missouritravel5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of interesting exhibits throughout the museum, especially in regards to the history of Memphis. Our toddler enjoyed the dinosaurs and the skeleton exhibits. Wish that you could tour more of the mansion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting the Pink Palace for years...love viewing all of the exhibits (constantly changing)...there is a CTI Theater (formerly IMAX) that shows movies and documentaries...but my absolute favorite is the planetarium. Now that I have children, they love to visit...an especially great place to visit for those hot, humid, southern summer days.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good museum. It would be great if you could see more of the house but the history museum was great. We spent 3 hours there and still didn't see everything. I will be going back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the exhibits and diversity of content. Spent 2 hours just touring the museum. If you have kids this place will be great for you to spend half a day even without the movies. Many interactive exhibits.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the home of Clarence Saunders the founder of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. He went broke before finishing the home and never lived here. The city of Memphis owns this and over the years continue to put a lot of work into improvements and exhibits. I went here as a child (I'm 55) and remember from then to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the museum on a Tuesday afternoon and admission was free! We also went to the planetarium show, which was good too. The museum was definitely time well spent. There was much to see and enjoy, even things for our two-year-old son. They were performing some upgrades, so it will be evem better aoon. I'd highly recommend the... More 

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