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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!!!
A visit to Super Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Metropolis trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • If you love Superman, this is an awesome museum to visit. It's amazing to see all of the collectibles the owner has all in 1 place. So many things to see and read. We plan on going back next year... 
    If you love Superman, this is an awesome museum to visit. It's amazing to see all of the collectibles the owner has all in 1 place. So many things to see and read. We plan on going back next year...  more »
  • Having visited Metropolis and the Super-Museum last year, I wanted to return to bring my wife to the museum. I know how much I loved it, and I wanted to share it with the woman I love. We walked at... 
    Having visited Metropolis and the Super-Museum last year, I wanted to return to bring my wife to the museum. I know how much I loved it, and I wanted to share it with the woman I love. We walked at...  more »
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  • This place is amazing and welcoming. Huge Superman collection, the owner did not miss an item, and has every Superman actor collection even Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl, you name it!!!! From what I understand, the owner has been collecting since he was 5. I want to thank that man for doing this, and sharing his collection with the world!!! The staff are friendly as well. Must visit!!! They also have other superheroes, comics, and thing's.
  • Wow can I say wow! I loved Superman comics and the old TV show as a kid. This place is amazing! It is being renovated currently at a discounted admission but still plenty to see. Everything from original costumes, photos, toys and more. The owners gave us detailed information about the original wool costume. Lots of photos ops and cool souvenirs. I could have chatted for hours. Lots of good places to grab a bite nearby. Don't miss this place if you are in the area. Worth a drive for.

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