AAA Editor Notes
Memphis Pink Palace Museum is at 3050 Central Ave. The museum's name refers to the pink marble used in its construction. The 1920s estate was to be the home of entrepreneur Clarence Saunders, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. It now contains exhibits about life in Memphis through the 20th century; displays about dinosaurs, birds, mammals, insects, fossils and geology; and pioneer-era, 19th-century and Civil War memorabilia.
In addition the museum houses a life-size replica of the first self-serve Piggly Wiggly store; the Clyde Parke Miniature Circus; the Sharpe Planetarium; and a hall for traveling exhibits. IMAX films also are presented in the CTI 3D Giant Theater.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.