“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.
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).
Fun place to stop for the kids on a long drive south
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!
we drove there 06Jun2014, there was nothing there. wasted trip
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!
Fun photo stop; we were headed to the Smokies for the eclipse and even Superman was ready for it.
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.
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.
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
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 am
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