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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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Great place to spend an afternoon...

Yesterday and friend and I headed over to the PP for a 'mini-movie' (a 3D one designed especially... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
huggio
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Memphis, Tennessee
via mobile
Very good museum, especially for history buffs

The Pink Palace is really two museums. The first floor is a science museum. The kids will really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jaymat44
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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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 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had AAA discount! Paid 11.75 to see all exhibits. Well worth it! Lots of dinosaurs in spexial exhibit and in regular display. Also good geology section and had skeltons of many animals, plus Civil War and the evolution of Medicine. I do heartily recommend this...More

Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The website and images suggest you get inside the old mansion: you do not. Multiple exhibits are undergoing renovation and various areas are closed off. Not worth the price of admission. If you can go during a free admission slot. Two of the attractions of...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. Feel free to contact me at Richard.pugh@memphistn.gov and I will refund your money. The Mansion is currently undergoing renovation. We state this on our website and at the box office. We are renovating...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great place to take the family and fairly entertaining for adults as well! Not to spoil the entertainment, very hands on thoughtout the whole place. Great place to get out of the Memphis heat and enjoy!

Thank Quackaddict
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I was impressed by the exhibits in the museum, but I did wish I could have seen more of the house. There were only a couple of the downstairs rooms open for visitors. I would have loved a tour of the whole place. The museum...More

Thank GoodLittleTraveler4
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I was anxious to see the renovated planetarium, so I visited the museum and planetarium with an 11 year old. If you are visiting Memphis for the first time, I would say there are other things to do first. Local Memphis should definitely try to...More

Thank bxdiver65
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Went to the Pink Palace this past Tuesday with the family. I went as a kid and this will be the 2nd time we've been with my family. Love the wax figures and the early settler exhibits. Enjoyed the new interactive dinosaur exhibits. Some of...More

Thank Jennifer Y
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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
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.
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rmmitch2
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
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