Pink Palace Museum

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3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA

Pink Palace Museum Memphis Reviews

pudwell pudwell
18 reviews
The Museum of Memphis Jul 08, 2008
The Pink Palace is named for the mansion built by Clarence Saunders, the man who started the Piggly Wiggly chain of grocery stores. He began the construction of the mansion in 1922, but never finished it as he lost his money in the NYSE. The people who aquired the home after him completed it's construction and gave it to Memphis to house a Museum. Today the museum has artifacts from Memphis and around the world. They have a good collection of fossils, taxidermy, and other natural history stuff. There is also a scale model of the first Piggly Wiggly Grocery store. The museum is also home to a planetarium, and a IMAX theatre. They also have visiting exhibits that rotate through throughout the year. The general admission is average, but their package deals are a bargain thus I show this place as cheap.
HuBison says:
Aw man, we missed it on our on way through Memphis this summer. We saw the sign and got a little turned around, so out of frustration, we just made our way to the way and kept it going.
Posted on: Sep 30, 2011
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doxtxob doxtxob
8 reviews
Go there on a Tuesday Oct 29, 2008
Well worth the visit. Many taxidermies of local species are on display. Fossilized bone exhibits and reconstructions give you a glimpse into the times of the dinosaurs. A re-built Piggly-Wiggly self service store can be visited. Piggly-Wiggly was founded in Memphis and was the first self-service store in the United States. Memphis history and Civil war displays show other facets of the past. And much more. Altogether you can spent 2 to 3 hours in the museum and not get bored. Some of the displays are interactive, so even children should have some fun there and learn a lot without getting bired.

If you are a bargain shopper like me, go there on a Tuesday after 2 p.m., the admission is free on Tuesdays after 2 p.m.

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