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Pink Palace Family of Museums, Memphis

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Covered in pink Georgian marble, Pink Palace Family of Museums presents historical replicas, dioramas, and artifacts related to Memphis and the mid-South. At the entrance, look for a three-panel mural that depicts Spain's discovery of the Mississippi River and the first encounters with Native Americans. See exhibits of ancient artifacts and pottery, preserved dinosaur fossils, and mounted animals. Learn about the Civil War and the changing roles of women and African Americans in Memphis, and find out about the music and culture of the area. You'll also get to see a miniature circus, and a replica of Piggly Wiggly--the United States' first self-service grocery store. Make Pink Palace Family of Museums a part of your Memphis vacation plans using our Memphis trip itinerary maker.
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  • A lot of "construction" going on. The Natural History exhibit was very good. The travelling exhibit Jurassic Journeys was great! Loved the animatronics with the dinosaurs. We purchased what we thought...  more »
  • This is our 2nd visit. We were here back in March. The mansion wasn't open at that time,and it isn't open now either. However, this time the Piggly Wiggle wasn't open either. So, unless you are there ...  more »
  • Went on recommendation. 3 of the most popular displays are closed until next summer. They do have a small sign announcing this in the lobby. But the Mansion is also closed until next March 2018. That ...  more »
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  • The Pink Palace Museum is a great place to visit. They have one floor dedicated to mostly earth science and another that covers mostly history. The planetarium is impressive. They are in the process of undertaking a huge remodel and giving the entire place a facelift. I can hardly wait to see the results.
  • Was a nice place, fun to explore and be amazed! The gift shop was full of all kinds of wonders at affordable prices, the restrooms were clean, and the employees were very nice! It's a very unique place to explore Memphis history! Definitely coming back here soon!
  • This is an interesting place to take the kids for an afternoon. I strongly recommend the CTI Big Screen due to their interesting documentaries and you have to try the Planetarium at least once for the experience. Try to go when they are not doing construction on the museum/house section for a more thorough experience. It is one of my more favorite parts of the place and unfortunately I had to miss out on my last visit due to this. They have a shrunken head that I always like to go see.
  • Interesting, eclectic collection of natural and cultural history. The mansion was off limits during our visit, which was disappointing, but the two exhibits that were open were pretty neat. Parking was spacious and the grounds were well kept. Looking forward to another visit to see the palace.
  • Pink Palace is a two story museum with a planetarium, 3D theater, and lots of exhibits. The planetarium was neat and informational. Adults and children both enjoyed it. The 3D movie about the ocean which held your attention. The sea was beautiful. It is worth a visit.

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