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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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Make sure to see the Planetarium!

Having been to the MOS in Boston, I wasn't quite sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. This was a nice trip with interactive exhibits and lots of roaring dinosaurs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Pink Palace in Memphis is a family of museums that includes the Pink Palace Museum (fixed and rotating exhibits), Planetarium (astronomy), Coon Creek Science Center, Lichterman Nature Center (museum of native wildlife) and historic homes (Mallory-Neely House, Magevney House Victorian Houses). Good educational enclave with great 3D Movies

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having been to the MOS in Boston, I wasn't quite sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. This was a nice trip with interactive exhibits and lots of roaring dinosaurs. The kids loved it. The planetarium show [The Black Hole] and the civil war wax figures were the highlight of our visit. We visited last Thanksgiving.

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Savannah, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice theater, great seating and not crowded. The shows are tailored for specific viewing but if your interested in a venue it's worth going. There is a gift shop and museum. All of it is worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the GREATEST museum you will ever go to, but it is very interactive and historical. We kept season passes here to check out the ever changing exhibits. It has a great planetarium, and IMAX theatre.

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West Memphis, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 2 January 2017

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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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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