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“Good place with a variety to see” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pink Palace Museum

Pink Palace Museum
Ranked #16 of 153 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Ohio
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good place with a variety to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

This venue reminds me quite a lot of COSI (Center of Science and Industry) museum in Columbus, OH in its earlier years. The exhibits were interesting - albeit a few were small. What I found really interesting was the huge circus train exhibit. A man built a replica circus complete with circus train, animals, workers, etc. It is also a glimpse into history, too.

There are some areas geared for kids, a planetarium, and IMAX theater. I wasn't able to go to the planetarium and IMAX theater but wish I had been able to.

You will need to choose an option: purchasing regular entry tickets to the museum and add on the planetarium, IMAX theater movie for additional fees.

A neat place.

Visited June 2014
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Georgiana, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A great place to take the kids!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

If you have kids who like dinosaurs and other amazing things of the past, this is a great stop! We adults enjoyed it, too. We saw a film at the planetarium (I fell asleep), and saw all of the exhibits, which were awesome! At this time, they have a robotic bug exhibit. Very cool! We also liked that they had picnic tables outside that we could eat our lunch at when we were done inside.

Visited July 2014
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St Louis
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We saw the meerkat 3D movie. Very interesting and fun to watch. Lots of exhibits to see inside. Went to the planetarium which was informative, but not interesting to younger family member. Would highly recommend a visit for families.

Visited July 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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837 reviews
478 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
“The Piggly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

My sole reason for the visit was for the Piggly Wiggly store display in the museum but fell in love with the architecture of the building itself.

Visited July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful unique museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

This place is perfect for kids and adults( no kids with me) to spend an afternoon . There is something or everyone here, and the miniature circus is worth it alone! A great way to spend the day!

Visited July 2014
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