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Pink Palace Museum

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Address: 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
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+1 901-636-2362
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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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December Visit to the Pink Palace

I visited the Pink Palace during the Christmas Holidays with my granddaughter. She is 4 years old. I found the museum to be interesting for both of us which is a good feat! It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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West Memphis, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pink palace is a great place to take the kids. They have all sorts of activities and things to see. The exhibits change so you don't have the same visit twice. We have seen everything from a weather exhibit that had you literally in the middle of a tornado (on screens and sound), to wicked plants (poisonous plant exhibit... More 

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Thank Nicholas H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't comment on the quality of the mansion section of this museum since it was closed for remodeling during our visit. The part we did see was a good, albeit small natural history museum, with a bit of local flair mixed in.

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Thank Adam Frank L
Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Pink Palace during the Christmas Holidays with my granddaughter. She is 4 years old. I found the museum to be interesting for both of us which is a good feat! It was worth the visit, but the $5 per person to get into the Winter Wonderland exhibit after Christmas with no Santa Claus was a bit a... More 

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St Croix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was very eclectic but also very interesting. From dinosaurs, to the first self serve grocery market! We visited in December so there were lots of Christmas trees to admire as well. The planetarium show was also interesting. The only disappointing portion of our visit was the actual Pink Palace. All the rooms were empty and no explanation! Not... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place. It should be advertised as a history and science museum as that is what it is and the "pink palace" facade would be less confusing. As a museum, it is a good basic walk through history with some wonderful displays about which much can be learned and a person could probably spend a good... More 

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Thank suzwat2017
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a few exhibits that are well done, like the Piggly Wiggly, the pharmacy, the general store. Overall, a little worn; needs updating. Allow about 1-1.5 hours to see the displays. Did not see the movie.

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Thank eab1962
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a huge museum, well worth the price of admission. So much information packed into interesting displays. Glad we were alone though without our young kids bc there was a lot of reading. If your kids were older teens or even Pre teens would enjoy but not so much for toddlers. Very nice gift shop and variety of attractions.... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was very nice and had animals, dinosaurs, civil war history and geology. They some decorated Christmas trees for the season. I just wish the home was part of the tour.

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Thank klabarnes
Riverside
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised, nice place to visit with or without children. We watched a show about the stars and constellations, saw a lot of the civil war memorabilia, very interesting!

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Thank Maritza H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pink palace is a beautiful building made with pink stones. Ask the security guards for the history of the mansion. The staff is very nice and helpful. We got a coupon from our hotel that gave us a free entrance along with a purchase. There is plenty of free parking. We started with the natural history exhibits and enjoyed... More 

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