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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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Hidden Treasure

We visited the Pink Palace why traveling through Memphis. First we visited the Planetarium, then... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer M
Sonora, United States
Science and History

My kids are budding scientists and they loved the fossils, artifacts, and historical exhibits. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
El Paso, Texas
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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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  • Average18%
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3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Pink Palace why traveling through Memphis. First we visited the Planetarium, then the Natural History Museum, and then a nice stay that well appointed gift shop! The Planetarium show was very informative, and comfortable. The host was great. The Natural History Museum...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids are budding scientists and they loved the fossils, artifacts, and historical exhibits. It wasn't as interactive as many children's museums but for my little scientists, it was perfect.

Thank segbeelp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At this attraction, you can visit the museum, see wonderful IMAX shows, see the planetarium shows and shop in an excellent gift shop.

Thank Mary Jo M
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Haven't been to Museum since I was a teen brought grandkids out and they really enjoyed it. They haven't been and it was an enjoyable experience for them....

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We enjoyed the museum and were told in advance that the mansion was closed for renovation - however, we were first time visitors and had no idea of what was available to see. Turns out the mansion and closed exhibits were a huge part of...More

2  Thank frmrtvlagt
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My parents took us to the Pink Palace Museum as children. We also took my daughter. We returned to see the IMAX showing of Guardians of the Sea since our father was on an aircraft carrier during WWII. This is a wonderful production and very...More

Thank Susie/Tenn
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Built for a former millionaire (creator of Piggly Wiggly groceries), the Pink Palace now houses a large collection of geology, archaeology and historic materials as well as occasional traveling exhibits, and an IMAX theater. Downstairs exhibits mostly feature local fossils, wildlife, and prehistoric artifacts. The...More

Thank Anthro2010
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Over $100 for a family of 5 to tour the "museum" and see the Extreme Weather movie. Well the Pink Palace is closed and they don't tell you that when you pay, the clerk was too busy eating his pancake breakfast. The signs merely say...More

1  Thank Sneakysnake1991
Richard P, Administrator of Public Affairs at Pink Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your visit. I apologize for our employee eating in front of you. That is against our policy and we have addressed it with all staff. The Pink Palace Mansion, along with three iconic exhibits, is under renovation. We mention the mansion remodel...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

I had always heard of the Pink Palace Museum all my life but never been. So my husband and I decided to make the trip to Memphis. I was really impressed with the museum . It was full of artifacts, even though some were under...More

2  Thank RondaHandJohn
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is reasonable priced and great for the whole family , We really enjoyed roaming around in there . They have everything from dinosaurs to civil war birds and it's all well done . I would highly recommend visiting this museum .

Thank EHott2
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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.
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