Chester, Illinois celebrates all things Popeye. It’s Elzie Crisler Segar, the classic cartoon creator’s, home town so it only makes sense that the entire city serves as a shrine to his outstanding work and legacy. In fact, many of the characters were actually based on residents. In Gazebo Park, next to Spinach Can Collectibles (a gift shop and museum), and near where the Wimpy statue lives, Chester’s dedication to the sailor man and his friends shows in these lovely Popeye murals depicting all the Popeye the Sailor Man cast of characters on the side of a building.
Everyone you’d hope to see are in these Popeye murals! From Wimpy (eating a hamburger, of course) to Brutus (at the helm of a boat) to Olive Oyl (holding a daisy, and her child) and the darling baby Swee’Pea to the man himself: Popeye.
The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book
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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.
Location: 1001 State St, Chester, IL 62233
Cost: Free to see
Hours: Always Visible
Date: July 15, 2007