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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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Pink Palace is deceptive

The website and images suggest you get inside the old mansion: you do not. Multiple exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Family entertainment....

Great place to take the family and fairly entertaining for adults as well! Not to spoil the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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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 2 days 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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 17 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 16 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

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you pay per planetarium movie or get all for one price?
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
Hi, William. What would you like to know about this attraction? Is the piggly wiggly exhibit open?
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.
Is there anywhere to eat a picnic lunch at, or can you only eat at the cafe? Thanks :)
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