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Pink Palace Museum

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Address: 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
Phone Number: 19016362362

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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We stopped in at the Pink Palace Museum while visiting Memphis. They had a wide variety of displays from animals, rocks, civil war to dinosaurs. It was a good place to kill an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
April V
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time visiting the Pink Palace Museum. It was easy to find and parking was a breeze. Our group had ages 11 - 49 and we all enjoyed our visit. We generally don't go to attractions more than once, but we might visit here again.

Thank GypsyHeart102
Jonesboro, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to spend an afternoon. The piggly wiggly display is one of my favorites. Also love the tiny circus! Catch a planetarium show or an IMAX show for a great afternoon with your kids

Thank Angela H
Hannibal, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a lot of information in this museum. A person should find something interesting, but the information is geared for teens and adults. Little kids will find some activities and the 3-D educational film will be good for them, but a lot of the displays are geared for more critical thinking material. My kids did have a lot of fun... More 

Thank anderson213
Collierville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up and were going to an IMAX 3D and the museum. Never been. And yes it was ok. Didn't hold there attention. A few things did. Like the electricity and light bulb demo. And a few things. IMAX was fine. I had a good time and wished I could have stayed longer. We have tickets to the Planetarium... More 

Thank starwarsmamma
West Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits were interesting...the kids enjoyed the Piggly Wiggly store and the "dumbo" tent (which was the huge circus display). Other than that, there isn't much to do for 3-5 year olds. We did go see the 3D ocean CTI movie and the oldest enjoyed it. We will definitely come back to check out the planetarium.

Thank jimvad
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in at the Pink Palace Museum while visiting Memphis. They had a wide variety of displays from animals, rocks, civil war to dinosaurs. It was a good place to kill an hour.

Thank April V
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artifacts and history is awe inspiring. Also great IMAX shows that will make you squirm in your seats. So many different collections of fossils, gems, artwork, and the home itself is facinating.

Thank Lynn T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Great place to take your children. The exhibits are very fun and children seem to have a blast in this place.

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Memphis, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I like the permanent historical exhibits here, and the temporary ones are excellent as well. I usually check what's playing in the 3D theater and planetarium. The drive to the museum along Central from the University of Memphis is a bonus for me with lovely homes.

Thank bookworm8
Centralia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

travelling in Memphis with family...we went to the giant theater and watched a 3d film on oceans, it was really fascinating and fun...the theater was clean and looked new, same as the planetarium..all staff was friendly and knowledge...the museum was fascinating for us, especially the country store exhibit and the Memphis culture exhibits, and would be good for children as... More 

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