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Pink Palace Museum

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Address: 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
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+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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Granddaughter and I came here primarily for the planetarium and the IMAX theater. We were lucky to find something that interested both of us right as we walked in. We went to a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Denton, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Granddaughter and I came here primarily for the planetarium and the IMAX theater. We were lucky to find something that interested both of us right as we walked in. We went to a 2PM show in the planetarium and walked out after it was over right into a 3PM showing at the IMAX. Both were terrific venues. The historical perspective... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to scout out the Pink Palace for a possible venue for a party. The rep was lackluster and offered no historical or interesting information about their venue. But the grounds seem great.. we just weren't able to completely look over as it was being renovated. They did not tell us this vital piece of information as we probably... More 

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Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for thinking of the Pink Palace for your event. We do many successful events every year. The exhibition building makes for an exciting backdrop for a fabulous gala or reception. Ceremonies on the lawn are as gorgeous as ever. The newly renovated Mansion will soon be available for your special occasion. We didn't stop with a renovation of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived near Memphis for 20+ years and had never gone before this. It was a small museum that mixed US history with what also happened in Memphis. Our family of four went to both theaters and the museum and payed a little less then 90 dollars. At the time of this review we went to see Extreme Weather... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pretty varied museum. There is a natural history section and a cultural history section. Both are pretty interesting, more so for children. We were very disappointed that the mansion was closed and we most likely would not have gone if we had known.

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Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. The Mansion is undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation; however, there are always exciting things happening at the Pink Palace Museum. We have over 50,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space with natural and cultural history topics ranging from Circuses to Earthquakes and everywhere in between. Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss is in the... More 

Edina, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would not have visited had we known the actual Pink Palace was closed and will be for some time. They do have a sign at the ticket counter stating they are doing construction or renovating. It does not say that you will not have access to the the palace part of the museum; 1900's and on. They will however, charge... More 

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Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. I am sorry you were not pleased with your experience. We have had thousands of happy visitors since renovations began January 1. The other reviews during this time averaged 4.2(very good). There is much to see and experience at the Pink Palace Museum. We currently have the temporary traveling exhibit Extreme Deep: Mission to the... More 

memphis, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love visiting the Pink Palace museum, and often go several times a month. The IMAX theater and planetarium offer a seasonal list of great movies and shows. My kids love the Bella Cafe. They are about to start renovations. We always find something new and interesting there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pink Palace Museum is a place I have fond memories of from my childhood and I love taking my own children there now. The summer months they offer FREE memberships so you can go as often as you like. The planetarium is really spectacular, as is the IMax theater! So much to see, so much to learn, and always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My youngest son (8) loves the solar system, star gazing, Dinasaurs and the aquatic. My oldest (14) loves history, especialy Civil War history. The Pink Palace offers both! We didn't get a chance to visit the actual mansion - it was under construction - but we would love to go back and do that sometime. We spent about 3 hours... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pink Palace in Memphis is a family of museums that includes the Pink Palace Museum (fixed and rotating exhibits), Planetarium (astronomy), Coon Creek Science Center, Lichterman Nature Center (museum of native wildlife) and historic homes (Mallory-Neely House, Magevney House Victorian Houses). Good educational enclave with great 3D Movies

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Having been to the MOS in Boston, I wasn't quite sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. This was a nice trip with interactive exhibits and lots of roaring dinosaurs. The kids loved it. The planetarium show [The Black Hole] and the civil war wax figures were the highlight of our visit. We visited last Thanksgiving.

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