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“Is that a bird?”
In Superman's home town, Metropolis, across the street from the statue of the Man of Steel, sprawls the Super Museum. It is stuffed with over 20,000 items relating to the 60+ year old Superman saga. The Super Museum is the life's work of Jim Hambrick, who also owns the overstuffed Superman souvenir and collectibles store you must pass through to reach the museum entrance. Jim has been actively collecting since 1959, and now owns over 100,000 Superman items. He originally lived in California and owned a traveling Superman exhibit that would do the US county fair circuit. In 1985, he decided his collection belonged in Superman's hometown, Metropolis, Illinois. For a variety of reasons, Jim took eight years to complete the move (it took an entire year to pack), The museum opened on Superman Square in 1993.
I have been reading comic books since I was a pre teen in the 1970's. I wear the Superman logo often since my last name does begin with the letter S as well. To say I was interested would be an... Read more
This was a nice break from our road trip. We are Superman (and comic in general) fans so we thought, what the heck! The statue is neat and there's some cool set pieces and costumes in the museum.... Read more
I'm a pretty big fan of off-the-wall, random attractions in the middle of nowhere. The Super Museum falls perfectly in that category! Know ahead of time that Metropolis, IL is cute and charming... Read more
Super Museum & Souvenir Store
- Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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