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Metropolis Video Log – Road Trip to Metropolis, Illinois
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Metropolis Video Log – Road Trip to Metropolis, Illinois

And now it's time for an extra special treat to wrap up the recap of my Metropolis road trip: a Metropolis Video Log! Here's a video I put together with some clips from the road! I saw the I-57 Abraham Lincoln, the World's Largest Cross in Effingham, the Super Museum, Superman Statue, and Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis. And, of course, I saw an ice cream eating contest! And since we were so ...
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
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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 ...
Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois
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Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Superstore is a small chain of grocery stores that have a big grocery clerk statue out front. From what I can tell only a few are currently out there (although I am not sure how many there ever were) and many that exist are at different grocery stores or different places all together. I tried to figure out more of a history than that but didn't have any luck. This Big John Grocery Clerk in ...
Superman Photo Ops Outside the Super Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
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Superman Photo Ops Outside the Super Museum in Metropolis, Illinois

You have to love a good photo op! In Metropolis, not only can you get your picture taken with a 15-foot bronze rendering of the Man of Steel, but you can also BE Superman! Outside of the Super Museum there are plenty of Superman photo ops: a phone booth you can use to change from your mild-mannered Clark Kent secret Identity into a flying super hero. Or, stand behind one of three wooden cutouts to have your ...
Superman Square in Metropolis, Illinois
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Superman Square in Metropolis, Illinois

Metropolis, Illinois is the Home of Superman and in the heart of the town is Superman Square. Superman Square is a small triangle of land where the roads meet and where all things Man of Steel reside. There you can find the Giant Superman Statue, you can visit the Super Museum, and you can even take in some photo ops to pretend to be superhero yourself. Besides those there are plenty of other things to see, ...
Super Museum – Superman Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
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Super Museum – Superman Museum in Metropolis, Illinois

Across from the Superman statue in Metropolis, IL is a building that is anything but unassuming. The outside is decked in red, white, and blue comic book renderings. From the outside you might expect the souvenir store that you'd find inside, but you might not expect to be walking into a museum devoted to the man of Steel himself. But that's what it is: the Super Museum.


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Flopsy Break – Superman in Metropolis, Illinois
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Flopsy Break – Superman in Metropolis, Illinois

My favorite travel companion and Silly America mascot Flopsy the Jackalope joined me on the road trip to Metropolis. He wanted to share some of the fun he had in Superman Square!



Site: Superman Statue Location: Superman Square, 611 Market St., Metropolis, IL Cost: Free to see Hours: Always Visible Date: May 2, 2009 ...
Giant Superman Statue in Metropolis, Illinois
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Giant Superman Statue in Metropolis, Illinois

Metropolis: city menaced by crime or small Midwestern town? Whichever you think, both the fictional comic book locale and the town on the tip of Southern Illinois are guarded by one super hero: Superman. Known as the "Home of Superman," Metropolis, Illinois, founded in 1838, is located on the Ohio River, just ten miles from neighboring Kentucky and today devotes itself to the man of steel with a museum and ...
Vintage Slot Machines at Harrah’s Hotel, Metropolis, Illinois
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Vintage Slot Machines at Harrah’s Hotel, Metropolis, Illinois

The Harrah's Hotel and Casino in Metropolis, IL had some cool vintage slot machines on display.



Site: Harrah's Hotel and Casino Location: 100 East Front St., Metropolis, IL 62960 Date: May 2, 2009 ...
Welcome to Metropolis, Illinois: The Home of Superman!
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Welcome to Metropolis, Illinois: The Home of Superman!

When a town is home to anything awesome you can't help but stop and admire its welcome sign. Here is the Metropolis sign that beckons you to stay for a visit.

Site: Welome to Metropolis Sign Location: 1200 E. 5th St., Metropolis, IL Cost: Free to see Hours: Always Visible Date: July 14, 2007 ...

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