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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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We paid for this? Pink Palace is closed.

Over $100 for a family of 5 to tour the "museum" and see the Extreme Weather movie. Well the Pink... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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I had always heard of the Pink Palace Museum all my life but never been. So my husband and I... read more

Reviewed 2 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
+1 901-636-2362
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank RondaHandJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 7 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

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Went on recommendation. 3 of the most popular displays are closed until next summer. They do have a small sign announcing this in the lobby. But the Mansion is also closed until next March 2018. That is not posted and the mansion is where the...More

Thank carolmP2669KX
Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your visit. The Mansion is currently undergoing renovation. We state this on our website and at the box office. We are renovating the circus, Piggly Wiggly and Country Store as well. All are being moved to places of honor in the Mansion....More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Yesterday and friend and I headed over to the PP for a 'mini-movie' (a 3D one designed especially for the oversized screen), then spent a couple hours wandering the exhibits, and then watched 'regular' movie on the big screen. A perfect way to escape the...More

Thank huggio
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Pink Palace is really two museums. The first floor is a science museum. The kids will really enjoy it--especially the current dinosaur exhibit. The second floor covers Memphis history with an emphasis on the development of medical care from the Civil War hospitals, to...More

Thank jaymat44
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My wife and I have visited the Pink Palace several times and my main complaint is that they overplay the "Mansion" portion too much. I was very disappointed my first visit and I can understand how others may feel as well. However, on a recent...More

Thank AndrewJarret
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Several exhibits were closed due to renovations, so I did not get the full experience. I liked that it seemed to have a little bit of everything from dinosaurs, to gem stones, and history. However, I felt a lot of it was showing its age....More

Thank rebelee
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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
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.
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