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Very informative

Really well set out. Elvis fans would have a field day. I learned a lot. The car display was really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nooleenta
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Visit to Parkes Information Centre

Main purpose was to see the Elvis Presley museum. Not overwhelming but informative enough to... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
317Bothers
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Cairns, Australia
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The Henry Parkes Centre is a one stop shop for all your travel needs and a cultural experience all at the one location! Home to the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and 4 museums including the King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum, Henry...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Newell Highway | Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes, New South Wales 2870, Australia
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+61 2 6862 6000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really well set out. Elvis fans would have a field day. I learned a lot. The car display was really cool. My 7 yr old enjoyed pointing cars out that reminded him of the cars from the movie “cars” My 12 yr old son has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nooleenta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

North of town a short drive away. Only the the auto museum and Elvis museum open. Allow 30-60 minutes. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z9324COtraveller
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Main purpose was to see the Elvis Presley museum. Not overwhelming but informative enough to satisfy. Allow 45 mins or so to peruse, the rest of the Henry Parkes museum very interesting. No cafe here but plenty of options in the centre of town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 317Bothers
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

This place is small and not many to see, though you need to pay to enter this place. The items at this place looks old.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ririst2010
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We called into the information centre to find out what to do and ended up going to the Elvis exhibition and car exhibition at the same site both fantastic and well worth the cost $10 or $8 senior. There is also the Henry Parkes museum...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jandp768
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Elvis museum was the highlight of our visit. Although we have visited Graceland twice, it was great to see that we also have personal pieces of the kings on display in Parkes. The staff were extremely friendly and most helpful. Worth the visit.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carmel E
Jaimee T, Manager at The Henry Parkes Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are very lucky to have Greg Page's collection on display in the King's Castle Exhibit here at the Henry Parkes Centre. All our staff enjoy helping visitors and it is lovely to hear you thought our centre was worth...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Very helpful and happy staff in the visitors' centre will help you make the most of what they have to see: Parkes Visitor Information Centre The King's Castle, Elvis Presley Exhibit Parkes Motor Museum Henry Parkes Museum Moat Cottage, a recreation of Henry Parkes family...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve W
Jaimee T, Manager at The Henry Parkes Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we are very proud of our Centre and our staff thoroughly enjoy welcoming visitors. Looking forward to seeing you next time you visit Parkes.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Beware... despite advertising that the centre is open until 5pm, it actually closes at 4pm. The weekend closing times have changed too. No sign out the front. We were able to see the audio visual about Parkes (the man), which has a deal of interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ozzie5melbourne
Jaimee T, Manager at The Henry Parkes Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback and we do apologise for this. Our hours have only recently changed and we are still in the process of updating information. We do hope you come back and visit us again and look forward to being able to assist...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Was after information for friends coming to the area. The staff were really very helpful. Not a problem to post information to my friends if I needed them to. Heaps of brochures about just about everything you could imagine

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank karlene1968
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit here after lunch and only paid for the Elvis Museum and the Car museum. At the time, we were the only people there. Wow, How did Parkes get all the Elvis memorabilia? It's a surprise and well worth the visit. Good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jenny S
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