Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois (Closed)

A short skip away from the Super Museum, right across from the Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, is a 40,000-square-foot building that could only be described with the proverbial “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” Jim Hambrick’s (yes, the same Jim Hambrick that owns the Super Museum) Americana Hollywood Museum opened in 2005 and celebrates pop culture and more.

Lining every inch of wall and table space available in this museum is memorabilia and merchandise for movies, comics, celebrities, and more. There is space dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, Elvira, John Wayne, Elvis, and Jimi Hendrix. There are mint in package action figures, costumed life-size mannequins, authentic movie props.

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Unfortunately, this Illinois tourist attraction does not appear to be open anymore.

In January 2009 a pipe burst and soaked many of the collectibles causing $100,000 in damages, mostly to the Marilyn Monroe collection. The museum closed afterwards, but was back open later in 2009. In 2018, they dealt with a break in. For a while the museum operated with seasonal hours and later by appointment only. But now it looks to be closed up for good.

In 2020 the gift shop moved to a new location, Hidden Gems Novelty and Collectibles, at 607 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960.

Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Chucky at Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Elvira at Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Bates Motel sign at Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Gone with the Wind at Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Pink Cadillac at Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Elvis memorabilia at Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois

If you’re taking a Metropolis, Illinois Road Trip be sure to check out these other roadside attractions in town: the Giant Superman Statue, the Lois Lane Noel Neill Statue, and the Big John Grocery Clerk.

Americana Hollywood Museum (CLOSED)

Location: 108 W 3rd St, Metropolis, IL 62960
Date of photos: May 2, 2009

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.