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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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A Wonderful Experience

At this attraction, you can visit the museum, see wonderful IMAX shows, see the planetarium shows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary Jo M
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Jackson, Tennessee
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Haven't been to Museum since I was a teen brought grandkids out and they really enjoyed it. They... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank frmrtvlagt
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My parents took us to the Pink Palace Museum as children. We also took my daughter. We returned to see the IMAX showing of Guardians of the Sea since our father was on an aircraft carrier during WWII. This is a wonderful production and very...More

Thank Susie/Tenn
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Built for a former millionaire (creator of Piggly Wiggly groceries), the Pink Palace now houses a large collection of geology, archaeology and historic materials as well as occasional traveling exhibits, and an IMAX theater. Downstairs exhibits mostly feature local fossils, wildlife, and prehistoric artifacts. The...More

Thank Anthro2010
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Over $100 for a family of 5 to tour the "museum" and see the Extreme Weather movie. Well the Pink Palace is closed and they don't tell you that when you pay, the clerk was too busy eating his pancake breakfast. The signs merely say...More

Thank Sneakysnake1991
Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your visit. I apologize for our employee eating in front of you. That is against our policy and we have addressed it with all staff. The Pink Palace Mansion, along with three iconic exhibits, is under renovation. We mention the mansion remodel...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

I had always heard of the Pink Palace Museum all my life but never been. So my husband and I decided to make the trip to Memphis. I was really impressed with the museum . It was full of artifacts, even though some were under...More

2  Thank RondaHandJohn
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is reasonable priced and great for the whole family , We really enjoyed roaming around in there . They have everything from dinosaurs to civil war birds and it's all well done . I would highly recommend visiting this museum .

Thank EHott2
Reviewed 11 August 2017

A lot of "construction" going on. The Natural History exhibit was very good. The travelling exhibit Jurassic Journeys was great! Loved the animatronics with the dinosaurs. We purchased what we thought was the "full meal deal" - Exhibits, CTI 3D Theater, and the Planetarium. You...More

Thank GreyLady0821
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd visit. We were here back in March. The mansion wasn't open at that time,and it isn't open now either. However, this time the Piggly Wiggle wasn't open either. So, unless you are there for a movie or the planetarium there is...More

1  Thank susan l
Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for visiting the Pink Palace Museum. The Pink Palace Mansion, along with three iconic exhibits, is under renovation. When the Mansion reopens in June, 2018, the Piggly Wiggly replica, the Country Store and the Clyde Parke Miniature Circus will all be on display...More

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akellim
20 June 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
25 February 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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rmmitch2
2 June 2016|
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Response from Jessi J | Reviewed this property |
There is some grassy area out in front of the building. I didn't eat at all while there but I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem to take a blanket and have a picnic. It is also in a pretty good location in Memphis. You... More
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