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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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Was an exciting day full of things to do here. Kept us entertained for hours! Enjoyed the imax... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Hope M
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Jackson, Tennessee
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Rocks, Dinos and History

A nice collection of natural and city history. Also the home to an I Max theater and planetarium... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
ninabE4919OT
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Memphis, Tennessee
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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 9 March 2018 via mobile

Was an exciting day full of things to do here. Kept us entertained for hours! Enjoyed the imax!!! Will return!

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

A nice collection of natural and city history. Also the home to an I Max theater and planetarium. I have been a member for YEARS and currently, the Pink Palace is undergoing a well needed facelift.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Too much of this museum is badly dated. It's pretty good if you haven't been in a while and they have good temporary exhibits. I'm looking forward to them remodeling and updating all the permanent exhibits.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

parts of it were interesting. Some things were closed but still charged full price. Depending what your interests are I wouldn't say oh my gosh you have to go there.

1  Thank Denise Z
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

When I was a kid in the 80s, we used to visit the Pink Palace all the time. One of the best family places to visit. I have been in the past few years and I feel they are really getting away from the family...More

3  Thank Kip D
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

The Pink Palace has two basic sections. There is a planetarium as well. The first floor is a science museum which describes the natural history of the Mid-south; natural history, dinosaurs, etc. The second floor covers Memphis history from Paleolithic times through the 1900s. Shows...More

2  Thank Begonia3
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We visited the Pink Palace why traveling through Memphis. First we visited the Planetarium, then the Natural History Museum, and then a nice stay that well appointed gift shop! The Planetarium show was very informative, and comfortable. The host was great. The Natural History Museum...More

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

My kids are budding scientists and they loved the fossils, artifacts, and historical exhibits. It wasn't as interactive as many children's museums but for my little scientists, it was perfect.

Thank segbeelp
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

At this attraction, you can visit the museum, see wonderful IMAX shows, see the planetarium shows and shop in an excellent gift shop.

Thank Mary Jo M
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

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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NewName123
27 January 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
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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