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Pink Palace Museum

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Address: 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Phone Number: +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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Great for kids & adults. You can spend several hours and see everything. If you want to plan a fun 2-3 day weekend then visit here, the zoo, and the Children's Museum.

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for kids & adults. You can spend several hours and see everything. If you want to plan a fun 2-3 day weekend then visit here, the zoo, and the Children's Museum.

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Thank Kimberly P
Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a decent museum with interesting exhibits but it is not an interactive children's museum. My kids liked the microscopes and the vein finder in the natural world section. There was a mini circus exhibit on the top floor. Wonderfully decorated Christmas trees were on display which was like a bonus exhibit. Our membership at our hometown children's museum... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, the mansion portion was closed when we visited. We were not told this until after we purchased our tickets. This is a good place to learn about Memphis history. The highlight for me was the handmade wooden circus. Even unrestored it was incredible. The gemstones were pretty cool as well. Overall, it was ok.

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched The Lights Before Christmas 3D and then Polar Express 3D. Nice seating and plenty of them! Sound system as well as screen were top notch.

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Thank Jeff H
Cabot, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was really similar to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC which I loved! It has serval sections to it. It included sections on dinosaurs, skeletons, cells, the first Americans, and much much more. They have a planetarium and a 3D theater also. Easily could spend a full day there. Good as a family activity.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in the South but I had never heard of this museum. On the grounds of the estate of the founder of Piggly Wiggly stores, this museum features a little something for everyone. In my mind, it is a cross between a natural history museum and a history museum. There were exhibits that covered subjects such as geology,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had a wonderful time visiting the Pink Palace Museum. It was easy to find and parking was a breeze. Our group had ages 11 - 49 and we all enjoyed our visit. We generally don't go to attractions more than once, but we might visit here again.

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Thank GypsyHeart102
Jonesboro, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a great place to spend an afternoon. The piggly wiggly display is one of my favorites. Also love the tiny circus! Catch a planetarium show or an IMAX show for a great afternoon with your kids

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Hannibal, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There's a lot of information in this museum. A person should find something interesting, but the information is geared for teens and adults. Little kids will find some activities and the 3-D educational film will be good for them, but a lot of the displays are geared for more critical thinking material. My kids did have a lot of fun... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We showed up and were going to an IMAX 3D and the museum. Never been. And yes it was ok. Didn't hold there attention. A few things did. Like the electricity and light bulb demo. And a few things. IMAX was fine. I had a good time and wished I could have stayed longer. We have tickets to the Planetarium... More 

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