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Super Museum & Souvenir Store

611 Market St, Metropolis, Illinois 62960 USA

$
$$$$
Budget
Closed Now
Opens Wed 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Is that a bird?”

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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Reviewed by
Megan Bannister

  • Road Warrior
  • 117 Reviews
  • 84 Helpful
February 02, 2016
Rated 4.0

A great place to visit for any Superman fan! For $5 you’ll get to tour the small museum, which includes props from the Christopher Reeve movies and one of the only George Reeves Superman costumes still in existence. Even if you’re not planning on visit the museum, its still worth a stop to visit the extensive gift shop to purchase your Superman souvenirs. For me, that included a postcard and $1.95 bag of “kryptonite” (aka green rock candy).

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Reviewed by
oddworld14

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 06, 2014

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

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mrsdanapace

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 05, 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!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mom42

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 07, 2014

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

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jsolem

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
February 13, 2013

Cool!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ciaraashleyramireztz

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 05, 2017
Rated 5.0

We had never seen so much Superman things in our lives! It was really cool and my kids loved it. We took a ton of photos and there are plenty of things to buy as well. Glad we stopped in!

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Reviewed by
KatV

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 28, 2017
Rated 4.0

Fun photo stop; we were headed to the Smokies for the eclipse and even Superman was ready for it.

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Reviewed by
chrissjeremy.stump

  • 35 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
December 28, 2016
Rated 3.0

Ok. It was neat to walk around. $5 per person was a bit steep for the attraction. If you're a planner mom, you don't need long and not many things are in cases if you have little hands that like to touch. Great photo ops.

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Reviewed by
LindaPerrySnyder

  • 10 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 12, 2016
Rated 5.0

My daughter is a big Superman fan and we went during the Superman Celebration as part of a cross country trip. We had a wonderful time and the museum is loaded with stuff (maybe could use a little more organization and a dusting). Staff was just wonderful and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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Reviewed by
knabuschklan

  • 17 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great stop, great pics. Owners are a sweet family and very nice. Didn't have time for museum, but it looked cool!

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Super Museum & Souvenir Store

611 Market St
Metropolis, Illinois
62960 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Yes Parking

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