The former home of Clarence Saunders, the founder of the Piggly Wiggly chain of supermarkets, this enormous brownish-pink mansion is now part of a museum with exhibits dedicated to Memphis's history and culture, from the dinosaur era to the present. The highlight is a life-sized, walk-through replica of the original Piggly Wiggly, which was America's first self-serve grocery store. The cases of Confederate memorabilia are also pretty cool. The museum also runs an IMAX theater, a 130-seat planetarium and two downtown historic homes. The homes were closed at the time of writing due to budget constraints, but are tentatively scheduled to reopen in late 2010 or early 2011.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
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