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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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Not sure what all the hype was about-better museums elsewhere

a long bus ride & walk to get here, so glad I went on their free afternoon, I would have been upset... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
phoenbix2b
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london
Maybe when renovations are done?

I had no idea what the Pink Palace was but loved the photo of the old building on their website so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gardener19464
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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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 4 weeks ago

a long bus ride & walk to get here, so glad I went on their free afternoon, I would have been upset if I had paid to get in. There is a mechanical circus, which is under renovation, so only a few pieces viewable, otherwise...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea what the Pink Palace was but loved the photo of the old building on their website so we went. I had read that some exhibits were closed but didn’t know to what extent or that the mansion was closed. Upon entering...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I had a free pass for 2 for the summer so we thought we would try it. Many exhibits closed as well as the mansion. Until they reopen, I would skip this.More

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Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit. I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience. Exciting things are always happening at the Pink Palace Museum. You can watch a movie in our newly remodeled CTI 3D Giant Theater. Dream Big 3D and Wild Africa 3D are...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

While there was a sign saying some exhibits were closed, it did not say more was closed. If anything, there should have been a discount for admission. No wonder hardly anyone was there. I hear it's a nice museum but I wish I could have...More

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Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit. I am sorry you were not pleased with your time here. We have had thousands of happy visitors since renovations began. There is much to see and experience at the Pink Palace Museum. Paddling through the Americas: Dugout Canoes opens...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Its Free on Tuesdays. It was nice to walk through and see their displays, the dinosaurs and elephants were awesome to look at. The space center showed us the stars as of that day and it was fun pointing them out. A nice collection of...More

1  Thank Nish B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great experience for my little guy! It's a sunny yet breezy day out so I decided to make the Pink Palace apart of our day out. I had a voucher to use for the museum entry- my little one was free and...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Took our kids here and we all really enjoyed it. So much neat stuff to see. I personally like places like this that were made to be a house then opened up for the public. So I enjoyed trying to imagine the place that way...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing time looking at all the extremely amazing and lifelike exhibits here.I especially loved the dinosaur exhibits and the planetarium.The planetarium shows were amazing.I definitely would recommend this to museum lovers.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This was our second trip to Pink Palace. Several of the exhibits were closed, but unfortunately they were the ones that really would have appealed to my young kids. The temporary exhibit was not really interesting either. This place needs an update in a bad...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The museum exhibits and planetarium are top notch and fun for all! Staff are all helpful and friendly. Great place to spend some time.

Thank Sherry B
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NewName123
28 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
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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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