Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111, USA
Photo courtesy of Pink Palace Museum
Sun 12pm - 5pm
Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm
Fri 6pm - 9pm
Pink Palace MuseumLocated in a massive, pink Georgia marble mansion built by Piggly Wiggly grocery magnate Clarence Saunders in the 1920s, the Pink Palace Museum features much of what you’d expect from a typical tourist attraction, including laser shows, an IMAX theater, a planetarium, and exhibits focused on the cultural and natural history of the surrounding region. Where it gets especially interesting, however, is in some of the more weathered display cases, which prove the museum’s early policy of accepting just about any donated items and artifacts. The eclectic collection includes more than 800 stuffed birds as well as several other stuffed exotic animals, plus a shrunken head, which the donor claimed to have acquired on his travels to a tribal region in the South American jungle. Its authenticity remains unconfirmed, but it’s a fascinating object to behold.