It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…SuperTam? It’s you’re taking a Route 66 road trip and looking for a sweet treat with a heavy dose of Superman nostalgia, SuperTam on 66 in Carterville, Missouri is the place for you.
SuperTam on 66 is a small ice cream parlor and Superman Museum on Missouri’s Route 66. It’s owned and operated by Carterville resident Larry Taminen (AKA TAM) and features a life-long collection Superman memorabilia alongside Route 66 signs and photos.
Originally called “Superman on Rt 66,” they had to change their name to SuperTam after pressure from the copyright owners. But not much else has changed. The parlor still serves up delicious desserts, like the “Kryptonite Delight” and red, blue, and yellow Superman ice cream, along with standard cones, shakes, and sundaes. And it still is packed to the brim with items depicting the “Man of Steel.” So you can get your “licks” on Route 66 and admire a collection of action figures, artwork, record players, stamps, watches, and other novelties.
If you’re hoping to stop for some Superman ice cream, plan ahead. This Route 66 attraction is closed on Mondays and in the winter (from late November/early December to March).
SuperTam on 66 – Ice Cream Parlor & Superman Museum
Address: 221 W Main St, Carterville, Missouri
Phone: (417) 392-7405
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Seasonal)
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