Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois

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.

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 in 2009.

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

Site: Americana Hollywood Museum
Location: 108 W 3rd St, Metropolis, IL 62960
Cost: $5.00 ages 6 and above (they were offering a “special” the day I was there for $5 for both museums. I have a feeling that special runs often.)
Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM Daily (April -September), 9:00AM – 5:00PM Daily (October – March)
Date: May 2, 2009

There are reports on Google that this place has closed, but according to messages on their Facebook page, they look to still be open.

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!