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Our grandsons love the dinosaurs. We go immediately to the dinosaurs and then tour some other... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dreamer67808084552
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Memphis, Tennessee
Pink Palace

Sunday afternoon with my children and grandchildren. Disappointed that the Mansion and the Piggly... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Angela B
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our grandsons love the dinosaurs. We go immediately to the dinosaurs and then tour some other displays but always return for the dinosaurs before we leave the grounds. It is a good place to visit in the heat of the summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Make sure you plan for atleast 3 hours. This place just goes on and on. The staff is also wonderful. This is a must see for all ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Sunday afternoon with my children and grandchildren. Disappointed that the Mansion and the Piggly Wiggly were being remodeled. Will definitely visit again when they reopen. Purchased a yearly membership for my family

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angela B
Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you for visiting and thank you for being a member. The Mansion's Grand-Reopening is December 8. I look forward to seeing you there.

Reviewed November 2, 2018

This museum was horrible. Half of the museum is closed, what is open has major exhibits missing. The exhibits that were available, appeared to be 30 years old, at least. The place is filthy. All the light fixtures and display cases were covered in dust....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Pink Palace. I am sorry you did not like your experience. Management will review the maintenance issues you brought up and will take the appropriate action. Please email me at richard.pugh@memphistn.gov and I will refund your money. Only the mansion...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a location that has several different attractions and activities. This is a must see if you visit Memphis.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Catrina B
Reviewed September 21, 2018

I've been to the Pink Palace more times than I can count over many years, but it's always fun. No matter how many times I've seen the exhibits, I always see something new. It's very educational. The IMAX is a cool experience, as is the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful way to learn about our world and enjoy the fascinating exhibits. Wish the palace was open, but the 3D movie and planetarium were a joy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amyjudd
Reviewed September 12, 2018

The Pink Palace has something for everyone. The structure was surprisingly built in the 1920s as a residence but was given to the city of Memphis a few years later. During your visit you can learn about history, science or technology while walking through this...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

My son and I visited the Pink Palace Museum on a Tuesday when they offer free admission from 1 pm to close. This galleries are certainly educational and informative but look as though they haven’t been updated in quite some time. Unfortunately some of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We belong to the Pink Palace and visit there 5-6 times a year. The IMAX movies are excellent, the planetarium to great, and the museum is constantly changing exhibits. It is very well done for all ages. I used to take my classes there every...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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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The Hop Bus is an alternative for some to the taxi for Downtown to the Zoo/Pink Palace/Childrens' Museum area considering kids ride free and the ride is round trip. Sun Studio Shuttle is still best for Graceland & Sun. It's good to have alternative transportation for visitors to top destinations from Downtown.