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Super Museum, Metropolis

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The world famous Superman Museum 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 musum is organized around particular eras and portrayals of Superman, spanning television, movies, and comics; and is changed frequently, to encourage repeat visits.

The Super Museum has received many honors as well including being awarded "#1 Small Town Attraction In America". It has also been proudly featured on television on the shows The Daily Show, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA, Treasures in your Home, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, "Kovel's on Collecting", TNN, 'E' Entertainment Television, & Unsolved Mysteries as well as dozens of documentary and News programs around the world.

If you ever have the oportunity to travel to Metropolis, Illinois, we invite you to stop by the Super Museum for some SUPERFUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!!
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  • We stopped for a quick picture with the Superman statue and came over to check out the museum. I loved it.  more »
  • What an impressive collection. The man who collected all these items turned his collection into a museum. It actually started when he was a kid and he became fascinated with the Superman series and...  more »
  • The gift shop alone is worth driving 3 miles off the interstate. I bought metropolis superman t-shirts for my family. I also got a real program booklet from the first superman movie for just $10 on sale. You can also get a picture with the giant superman statue. I encourage you to spend the extra $5 to go to the museum. Tons of stuff to see from actual TV and movie props to vintage toys.
  • Stopped to see the big Superman statue. Grandkids got there picture taken with it. Went into the gift shop to look around and that's where the Museum was. Cost $5.00 to go in so we didn't want to pay that much to look. Not saying it isn't worth it, we just wasn't that interested at the time. However, we did get some neat souvenirs.

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