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Super Museum

517 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960-1833
+1 618-524-5518
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It's Superman, right? Everyone in our group knew who that was and that was a big step up for... read more

Reviewed today
clarson2016
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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Almost Super Museum

George Reeves (1950s TV Superman),. Christopher Reeve (1980s blockbuster movie Superman) and Dean... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
james V
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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The world famous Superman Museum, family owned and operated, officially opened in 1993 in the Man of Steel's official hometown of Metropolis, Illinois on Superman Square. The museum features 20,000+ items from the life's work of longtime Superman enthusiast and collector, Jim Hambrick who has amassed one of the greatest collections of Superman memorabilia in the world. Among the items showcased in the museum from the iconic superhero's 75+ year history are virtually every Superman toy ever produced as well as movie props and promotional materials from all the Superman movies & TV series (including "Smallville" and "Man of Steel") and one of the only George Reeves Superman costumes still in existence. The museum is organized around particular eras and portrayals of Superman, spanning television, movies, and comics; and is changed frequently, to encourage repeat visits.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
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“gift shop” (26 reviews)
“tv show” (9 reviews)
“little pricey” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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517 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960-1833
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+1 618-524-5518
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"cool stuff"
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"on display"
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"original props"
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"down memory lane"
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"in town"
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"superman statue"
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"impressive collection"
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Reviewed today via mobile

It's Superman, right? Everyone in our group knew who that was and that was a big step up for communication. Thanks for making this stop possible.

Thank clarson2016
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Reviewed 3 days ago

George Reeves (1950s TV Superman),. Christopher Reeve (1980s blockbuster movie Superman) and Dean Cain (1990s TV Superman) are here in photos, statues, and even a molded face mask of Reeves in this fascinating museum/tribute to the Man of Steel. Highlights included famous comic book covers...More

Thank james V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a comic book lover or just love Superman and miss being a kid, go here. If you have kids, go here. The museum is interesting, full of everything Superman, and only costs $5 per person to enter. Kids 5 & under get...More

Thank xxrynthasxx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance to the museum is behind the store, we went to the store with the intentions of going to the museum. Too many people and the store was very congested. There is so much merchandise in a a small building that you can hardly...More

Thank 671perlan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A museum devoted to Superman in Metropolis, IL and right near a large statute of Superman himself in the middle of downtown. If you are a Superman fan of any stripe (1950's Superman, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, etc.) then this place has something to interest...More

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought this place was magical! How amazing that a lunch box could have inspired all this:) I can't believe some people have been disappointed..its a personal collection museum and that in itself is incredible. I so enjoyed seeing props from the movies and shows...More

Thank Melissa_kay_Johnson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a fun enjoyable stop while visiting Metropolis. We enjoyed looking around at the Hollywood memorabilia plus all the pop culture marketing items. It is amazing to see how prolific the super hero has been in Americana history. The museum is organized by the...More

Thank Traci L
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Looking for a weekend getaway, our family came up from Nashville to see the Superman Museum. It was well worth the trip too! It's a small place, but the amount of memorabilia there is amazing. My husband has much more knowledge than I so he...More

1  Thank Taneya K
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Ummmm best road trip detour ever? I was driving back home to Nashville from St. Louis after spending the weekend there with a friend. Metropolis seemed like a great half way point to stop for a quick coffee and some photos! I stopped first at...More

Thank Alexis B
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jim H, Owner at Super Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you!

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Admission is cheap at $5 so you don't have to invest much to experience it. It is a storefront crammed full of old photos, merchandise, props etc....dealing with the Superman characters. If you are really into Superman visit. If not, skip it.

1  Thank ostyeuclid
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rwatson579
17 August 2017|
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Response from Patricia G | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour . There is so much memorabilia on display, plus great photo ops!
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