SuperTAM on 66 – Superman Museum & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…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 (an ice cream parlor and Superman Museum) is the place for you.

SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor in Carterville, Missouri on Route 66

SuperTam on 66 is a small ice cream parlor and Superman Museum on Missouri’s Route 66. For many years it was owned and operated by Carterville resident Larry Taminen (AKA TAM) and featured his 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 had changed through the years. The parlor still serveed 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 was packed to the brim with items depicting the “Man of Steel.” So you could get your “licks” on Route 66 and admire a collection of action figures, artwork, record players, stamps, watches, and other novelties.

SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor in Carterville, Missouri on Route 66

Unfortunately, health issues forced Larry and his wife Barbara to close up in May 2021. But luckily, the Missouri ice cream parlor didn’t remain closed for long. Joplin couple Chris and Andrea Briley purchased the business (memorabilia collection and all) from Larry and Barbara soon after and it reopened in September 2021.

Looking for more Superman roadside attractions? Head to Metropolis, Illinois and visit Superman Square, the giant Superman statue, the Superman Museum, and a statue of Lois Lane. Also stop at the Polk-a-Dot Drive In in Braidwood, Illinois to see another Superman statue!

SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor in Carterville, Missouri on Route 66
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor in Carterville, Missouri on Route 66
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor in Carterville, Missouri on Route 66
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor in Carterville, Missouri on Route 66
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor in Carterville, Missouri on Route 66
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor in Carterville, Missouri on Route 66
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor in Carterville, Missouri on Route 66

Photos of Supertam on 66 in 2009:

SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Superman statue holding ice cream cone. SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Ice cream sundae at SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Superman action figures SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Stuffed Superman toy SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Kryptonite ice cubes SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Superman toys SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Superman art. SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Superman record player. SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Superman stamps. SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Kryptonite. SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Superman watch. SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
Menu board at SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri
SuperTAM on 66 - Superman Memorabilia & Ice Cream in Carterville, Missouri

SuperTam on 66 – Ice Cream Parlor & Superman Museum

Address: 221 W Main St, Carterville, Missouri
Phone: (417) 717-1258
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 4pm-8pm, Friday – Saturday 4-9pm, Sunday 2-6pm, Closed Monday (Seasonal, hours vary call ahead)
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SuperTam on 66 in Carterville, Missouri is an ice cream parlor and Superman Museum featuring themed desserts and Man of Steel memorabilia on Route 66. Visit this weird roadside attraction, ice cream shop, and museum on your Missouri road trip and add it to your Route 66 travel itinerary. #Superman  #RoadTrips #RoadTripStop #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #MissouriRoute66 #Missouri #MissouriRoadTrip #MissouriRoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica #RoadTrip #Elvis

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!