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Super Museum & Souvenir Store

611 Market St, Metropolis, Illinois 62960 USA (618) 524-5518

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  • Offbeat Attraction
  • Children's Attraction

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Restrooms

In Superman's home town, Metropolis, across the street from the statue of the Man of Steel, sprawls the Super Museum. It is stuffed with over 20,000 items relating to the 60+ year old Superman saga. The Super Museum is the life's work of Jim Hambrick, who also owns the overstuffed Superman souvenir and collectibles store you must pass through to reach the museum entrance.

Jim has been actively collecting since 1959, and now owns over 100,000 Superman items. He originally lived in California and owned a traveling Superman exhibit that would do the US county fair circuit. In 1985, he decided his collection belonged in Superman's hometown, Metropolis, Illinois. For a variety of reasons, Jim took eight years to complete the move (it took an entire year to pack), The museum opened on Superman Square in 1993.

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Super Museum & Souvenir Store

611 Market St
Metropolis, Illinois 62960 USA

(618) 524-5518

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July 6, 2014

Fun place to stop for the kids on a long drive south

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July 5, 2014

Any Superman fan's dream! Museum is small but loaded with memorabilia and props/costumes and well worth the price of admission ($5). Great photo opportunity as well! A must see if passing by!

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June 7, 2014

we drove there 06Jun2014, there was nothing there. wasted trip

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February 13, 2013

Cool!

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Rated 2.0 December 27, 2014

It is a fun place to take a pic of the Superman statue - that said, the store
And museum is pretty run down. Honestly, if we're the mayor of that town, I would rally around and try to clean up the museum. It is really the only reason to stop off into the town.

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