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Pink Palace Family of Museums, Memphis

(4/5 based on 460+ 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 have lived near Memphis for 20+ years and had never gone before this. It was a small museum that mixed US history with what also happened in Memphis. Our family of four went to both theaters and th...  more »
  • This is a pretty varied museum. There is a natural history section and a cultural history section. Both are pretty interesting, more so for children. We were very disappointed that the mansion was clo...  more »
  • Would not have visited had we known the actual Pink Palace was closed and will be for some time. They do have a sign at the ticket counter stating they are doing construction or renovating. It does no...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great natural history museum. So many books and crannies, there is always something you have overlooked.
  • My wife disliked this place. I thought it was okay. We went during the anniversary of the Piggly Wiggly so they had a store replica of the first one ever. The set up is supposed to take you on a trip through history, but the museum doesn't really tell you where to start. Ticket prices were fair to what was offered. For adults, it was $12.75.
  • Loved it had so many things to do and their adding on