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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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Amazing just like the first time!!!!

The BEST time of my life!!! My family and I were very well pleased with our visit as a whole. We... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Memphis, Tennessee

Someone took an awesome (pink) historic building and turned it into a wedding venue while building... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
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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 31 May 2017

The BEST time of my life!!! My family and I were very well pleased with our visit as a whole. We even enjoyed the wonderful hospitality that was shown to us from the front desk and even throughout our visit to the museum. I am...More

Thank ericajoyner83
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Someone took an awesome (pink) historic building and turned it into a wedding venue while building a horrible modern attachment to it and called it by the same name. The sad thing is they could have improved the historic building, used it in the evenings...More

Thank Suzyraye
Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your visit. Exciting things are always happening at the Pink Palace Museum. You can watch a movie in our newly remodeled CTI 3D Giant Theater. Extreme Weather 3D, Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D and Wild Africa 3D are currently playing. The New...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was the home of the Owner of Piggly Wiggly. We had to go JUST for THAT. Pretty cool. It is big and beautiful. When we went they were having a private affair and there was very friendly security directing traffic. Beautiful mansion. I would...More

Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is free on Tuesdays from 1 pm to close (5 pm) so we just walked in and received a map. They have several interesting exhibits however there are several that feel very old and worn. There are a few that have media components...More

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon is at the Pink Palace Museum. The Pink Palace mansion was the home that Clarence Saunders, the founder of Piggly Wiggly stores, was having built for himself in the early 1920s. Unfortunately, before he could ever finish the...More

Thank HRTravelers
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I was not sure what to expect but heard it was worth a visit. It has a surprising array of different displays from the expected Elvis Presley info to surprisingly fun and informative displays on early settler life, an amazingly intricate model circus, as section...More

Thank SandyKicklighter
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have been members of the pinkpalace for over 12 years In those years more areas being roped off for weddings and parties. The employees have become more and more aloof and disconnected. They don't dust exhibits,they're really not treated well. otherwise if you just...More

1  Thank Lindsaydc
Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for being a member. Look me up at the member preview party for our next exhibit, Jurassic Journeys. The animatronic dinosaurs are always fun. Jurassic Journeys opens May 27. We are a very popular venue for wedding and galas. We try to keep...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Someone today that works for your company was ugly and rude to my child. I and my son deserve an apology. We will not be returning until so.

1  Thank vanessaabby
Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your recent visit. On behalf of the museum, I apologize. There is no excuse for someone being rude. Feel free to contact me at richard.pugh@memphistn.gov or 901-636-2401 to discuss the situation.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Kids had fun. From a history stand point one of the best small scale museums I have been too. Would love to go again!

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

First, a big thank you to Trip Advisor reviewers prior to me. I was able to buy a discounted Family Pass on Groupon. The family pass more than paid for itself and we received a buy-1-get-1-free sandwich from the cafe. I did this and would...More

Thank katiekat0520
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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.
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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