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Super Museum & Souvenir Store

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

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Rated 4.0 February 2, 2016 Top Review!

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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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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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 5.0 June 12, 2016

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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Rated 5.0 October 27, 2015

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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Rated 4.0 August 22, 2015

When I got there I said to my friend, "This is what we came here for?" Lol! But, she loved it and it was kind of cool to see... If you're a Superman fan, it'd probably be worth the stop!

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Rated 4.0 July 23, 2015

Kids loved this stop. Great place for photos!

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July 14, 2015

We enjoyed the cutouts and statue. Didn't do the tour museum but did look around the gift shop.

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July 14, 2015

We enjoyed the cutouts and statue. Didn't do the tour museum but did look around the gift shop.

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Rated 3.0 June 10, 2015

It's a nice novelty stop. The statue in the square and the photo cut-outs are definitely the best part, but it was a good opportunity to stretch our legs and take some pix.

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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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