Explore Memphis's natural and cultural history in this mansion built by the founder of Piggly Wiggly, the country's first modern grocery store.
Learn about the history of M-town at the Pink Palace with permanent exhibits including a replica of the original Piggly Wiggly, 15th century Native American pottery, pre-Columbian artifacts, fossils and Clyde Park's miniature circus. History exhibits focus on the music and cotton history of the city, World War I and II, the evolving roles of women, African American Memphians, and 1920s house decor.
In true palatial fashion there are several attractions on the grounds including the Sharpe Planetarium featuring a 165-seat theater with a domed ceiling and the Crew Training International 3D Giant Theater features a four-story high movable screen. Animal and nature enthusiasts can check out the Lichterman Nature Center and the Coon Creek Science Center. There are two historic homes open to the public: The Mallory-Neely House, a three-story Italianate Victorian mansion built in 1852 with 25 rooms and the Magevney House, an 1830s cottage and one of the city's oldest remaining residences.