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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3316
+1 901-636-2362
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Exaggeration of the "Mansion"

My wife and I have visited the Pink Palace several times and my main complaint is that they... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Little Rock, Arkansas
Mixed Feelings

Several exhibits were closed due to renovations, so I did not get the full experience. I liked... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida
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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 11 July 2017

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 3 July 2017 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 July 2017 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 21 June 2017

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 22 June 2017

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

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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
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

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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
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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