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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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  • 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 enjo...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 fi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The Pink Palace is a fun and educational place. There are exhibits that go for a few months and then switch out, but they are always unique. I have to admit though, most of them consist of dinosaurs or relate to them.
  • The kids absolutely love this place. Part of the museum is closed off for construction. However there is still plenty to see and do. Call before you go to see times for scheduled events.