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. Plan to visit Pink Palace Family of Museums during your Memphis vacation using our convenient Memphis trip planner .
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  • Haven't been to Museum since I was a teen brought grandkids out and they really enjoyed it. They haven't been and it was an enjoyable experience for them....  more »
  • We enjoyed the museum and were told in advance that the mansion was closed for renovation - however, we were first time visitors and had no idea of what was available to see. Turns out the mansion and...  more »
  • My parents took us to the Pink Palace Museum as children. We also took my daughter. We returned to see the IMAX showing of Guardians of the Sea since our father was on an aircraft carrier during WWII....  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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