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Pink Palace Family of Museums, Memphis

Categories: Natural History Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 440 reviews on the web
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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  • We showed up and were going to an IMAX 3D and the museum. Never been. And yes it was ok. Didn't hold there attention. A few things did. Like the electricity and light bulb demo. And a few things. IMAX...  read more »
  • The exhibits were interesting...the kids enjoyed the Piggly Wiggly store and the "dumbo" tent (which was the huge circus display). Other than that, there isn't much to do for 3-5 year olds. We did go ...  read more »
  • We stopped in at the Pink Palace Museum while visiting Memphis. They had a wide variety of displays from animals, rocks, civil war to dinosaurs. It was a good place to kill an hour. 
  • I've been visiting this museum all my life and I've always loved it! The permanent exhibits are beautiful and informative enough on their own but they also have temporary exhibits that are always fascinating. There are several interactive exhibits. A new projection dome was added recently for planetarium shows and the like. And the imax is wonderful: the glasses fit over prescription well enough and there is a concessions stand. I can't wait to see the mechanical circus display is finished being repaired~!
  • Very interesting experience. Eclectic mix of items. Good place to spend 2-4 hours (or longer if do one of the movies). The mock-up of the first Piggly Wiggly is really cool.
  • I really didn't think that my 3 year old would enjoy this but she and my older 2 (9 & 11) LOVED it. They had an awesome living dinosaur display. My son who hates pictures was going to every single exhibit saying, "get a picture of me". We also went into the planetarium and 3D movie here. And, again, my kids loved it
  • Hadn't been there in decades since before high school. So much Memphis history. Looks great. Can't wait to see the upcoming renovations
  • The planetarium is amazing. The gift store is a great place to by cool gifts for kids in elementary school. Lots of Memphis history and other great exhibits. Closer to Midtown than it might seem.
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