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    Downtown Metropolis

    by butterflykizzez04 Written May 31, 2014
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    May 16th, Tony and I spent the day driving in Illinois. After we left Dixon Springs State Park, we made our way to Metropolis. Here we visited the Superman Statue, drove around town to see some of the Historical Homes, then had a quick bite to eat at Fat Edd's Roadhouse. Then we went to the Fort State Park.
    We had a really nice time in Metropolis

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    Superman Statue and Souvenir Store

    by butterflykizzez04 Written May 20, 2014
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    OKAY OKAY OKAY, I know this CHEESY...but HELL..it's SUPERMAN for goodness sake..YOU HAVE TO STOP...

    Located off I-24, in Metropolis..you can't miss it. There are signs guiding you to it. It is located over in the older section of town near the police station. There is also a museum and souvenir store to check out.

    Every year they have a big Superman Celebration and people come from all over to enjoy the carnival/ fair atmosphere.

    You can get out and take a photo of Superman or have one taken with him. There also cut-outs on street where you can place your head above the cutouts and get your photo taken as well..Superman is heavily advertised everywhere.

    Also a little ways down the street there is a statue of Lois Lane also..
    This town loves their Superman History...

    Other than the shopping part, its all FREE to enjoy and takes a few moments out of your time..and makes a GREAT Memory..Your kids will love it...Hey, I am 50 and I loved it...

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    Fort Massac State Park

    by butterflykizzez04 Written May 20, 2014
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    Thursday was a quiet day at the park. Tony and I stopped here about 3:30pm, the weather was really cool but lovely. It wasn't bad really until the wind blew. I liked the park a lot.

    It is really large. There are some picnic areas and hiking trails, childrens playgrounds and bathrooms. The Visitors Center is really nice with a great museum located inside and the best part it is all FREE. I enjoy FREE things and I am amazed how much FREE and exciting places out there to visit.

    We parked and walked up to the Visitors Center and enjoyed the items on display and the display of the model of the actual fort. It actually made it seem more REAL to me. Then we walked over to the re-created fort. It is really nice. Then we left that area and walked over to the site of the ORIGINAL FORT.

    They have the original fort area marked out where the archaeologist researched the site. There is also a nice statue of Clark facing the Ohio River.

    This park is very nice!
    I enjoyed it a lot. I would like to go back and take one or two of the hikes. The forest /woods are dense so please use OFF when hiking to cut down on mosquito issues so close to the water.

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    Giant Superman Statue

    by TravellerMel Updated Mar 23, 2010

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    Fun photo op - if you are in Metropolis, chances are, this is the reason you came. A 15 foot-high, 2-ton "Man of Steel" statue. Follow the "Superman Statue" signs (yes, really) to the County Courthouse. There, in the main square behind the parking lot, you will see him.

    When I was there, he was sporting a nifty Santa hat...

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    For All Things Superman, Visit the Super Museum

    by TravellerMel Updated Jun 21, 2009

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    Memorablilia from TV Show
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    There isn't much in Metropolis that DOESN'T revolve around Superman... The Super Museum houses the personal collection of Jim Hambrick - and is TOTALLY worth the $3 admission fee. The museum has thousands of Superman items - from lunchboxes to toys, to movie and TV props, costumes, comics, photos... Allow 30 minutes to go thru the museum (you are allowed to take photos), and be sure to browse thru the gift shop on your way out.

    Open 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm
    Admission is $3.00
    Children 5 and under - Free

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    Take Your Picture with Kryptonite

    by TravellerMel Updated Jun 14, 2009

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    Sitting pretty atop the kryptonite
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    The WHOLE reason you came to Metropolis is to seek out the Superman sites, right? Here is a perfect photo op - take a picture with a chunk of Kryptonite! OK, so it's really just a boulder painted green, but it is still kitschy fun. You will probably be able to come up with a more creative pose, but hey - it was COLD that day!

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    Take in Views of the Ohio River

    by TravellerMel Written May 24, 2009

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    From an outlook at Harrah's Casino
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    Easy enough - find the waterfront! Metropolis has many vantage points from which to view the scenic Ohio River. I'm always fascinated by water (I AM from Southern California, after all, and spent 13 years on the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans), so I could sit and watch for hours....

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    Massac Theatre - R.I.P.

    by TravellerMel Written May 24, 2009

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    I hate to see things like this... A beautiful old-time movie palace, gone to seed. You can tell the building was lovely in its day, as the residual beauty still exists. The interior has been gutted, and the ceiling has mostly fallen in. It will probably be razed at some point.

    This from an article found on the internet:
    The Massac Theater, a charming art deco design, opened in 1938 with 537 seats, a large size for a town the size of Metropolis. The front and side elevations were laid in buff brick; polychrome cream and blue terra cotta disrupt the front elevation with vertical finial-topped piers to each side of the entrance joined a ribbon of portal windows. A jazzy marquee, still intact, further enhances the exterior. Entrances on each side of a box office lead to a low-ceilinged front lobby which expands into a larger lobby space. The theater has been completely abandoned since the late 1980s, when a radio station using the front section of the building moved out. The theater screened its last film, Superman, in 1978.

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    Take your picture with the Welcome Sign

    by TravellerMel Written May 24, 2009

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    Welcome to Metropolis

    OK, I know it's cheesy, but vacation photos NEED title shots, right?? This one is SO EASY; it's on the left side of the road as you enter the town. You have to pass it anyway, so why not pull over and take a photo? This one was taken with my camera on self-timer mode on the roof of my car...

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    Harrah's Casino Metropolis

    by TravellerMel Written Dec 14, 2008

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    Harrah's Casino

    Nice riverboat casino - and part of the Total Rewards network. Three floors of gaming - my luck was consistant on all three... Buffet was stellar. Probably should have listed this under "tourist traps", but with a casino, I think you know what you are getting into when you walk in the door. That said, I had a fun time, and played for a while before losing my money, and really, that is all I ask for in a casino.

    (:-)

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    Fort Massac State Park

    by TravellerMel Updated Dec 14, 2008

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    Fort Massac
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    The historic site is a replica of the 1802 American fort that was on site. The historic fort area contains 2 barracks, 3 block houses, officer's quarters, well, stockade along with a fraise fence. Since the original site is on the National Register of Historical Places, the replica is built to the east of the site. The site has the archaeological outline of the 1757 French Fort. There is also a visitors center/office complex along with an area for the museum.

    A very nice park, with picnicking, camping, hiking, boating and hunting opportunities available.

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    "Truth, Justice and the American Way."

    by mydirtylaundry Written Jul 18, 2006

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    Entrance of Museum
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    Superman is all over this place. A 15-foot Statue stands in front of the courthouse. Stop and take a picture in a Superman Cut-out, they can be found all over this city. This is a small town, and it shows with the small businesses that line the streets. I stayed just for a few hours and that is all that was needed. I am sure that this city offers more, but it does not show from the eyes of the passerbyer. Maybe with some research you can make a longer stay out of this city. ??

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    Bring your boat! Public Boat Launch

    by TravellerMel Written May 24, 2009

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    Launch into the Ohio River

    There is a well-maintained public boat launch just to the side of the Harrah's Casino self-parking lot. Launch will put you smack-dab into the Ohio River.

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    Superman Museum

    by rebel256 Written Nov 16, 2004

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    everyone loves Superman and this museum, in its "graceland" style of being tacky yet informative, it is still the mecca for fans of the golden age of comics

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