Metropolis Travel Guide

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    Fort Massac State Park
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Metropolis Things to Do

  • Giant Superman Statue

    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...

    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...

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  • Take Your Picture with Kryptonite

    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

    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.

    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...

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  • Bring your boat! Public Boat Launch

    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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  • Take your picture with the Welcome Sign

    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

    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...

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  • Fort Massac State Park

    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...

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Metropolis Restaurants

  • Maybe having an off-night

    Came here on a recommendation from a local, who said they had the best burgers and shrimp in town. The look of the place reminded me of Carlos n Charlie's and Margaritaville - and it is a bar. During dinner hours, you must be 21 to enter.I was there for lunch, and the place was hopping. It took about 20 minutes for the waitress to take my order,...

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  • This Ice Cream is SUPER! (Sorry - it was...

    The signs say this is the Planet's largest Dippin' Dots store, and they offer something like 30 flavors, including some only available at this location like "Lois Lime" and "Clark Kent's Cookies n' Cream". For those who are not familiar with Dippin' Dots, it is tiny frozen pellets of ice cream. We used to call it "Spaceman's ice cream", but that...

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Metropolis Shopping

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    by TravellerMel Written May 24, 2009

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    I popped in quickly to escape the heat, and what I found was an adorable store. Co-located with Humma's Drug, this smallish store sells Hallmark cards and gifts, and convenience drugs, toys, potions and lotions. They have an aisle dedicated to Americana - Coca-Cola, Betty Boop, Harley Davidson, and of course, Superman.

    What to buy: Superman souvenirs - shirts, keychains, lunch pails...

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Metropolis Local Customs

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    by TravellerMel Updated Mar 26, 2010

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    The annual Superman Celebration occurs the second weekend of June each year, and brings thousands of people to Metropolis. Each year there are celebrity guests (2009 had Noel Neill, the original Lois Lane), games, and events. In 2008, the Guinness World record for the most people dressed as Superman was set at the Celebration. Kids will love it!

    Metropolis is a small town, so if you plan to stay the whole time, you will need to book your hotel room in advance. If they are fully booked, look at staying in nearby Paducah, KY.

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Metropolis Off The Beaten Path

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    Buffalo Herd

    by rmdw Written Jul 9, 2003

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    I discovered these buffalo somewhere in the environs of Metropolis. I can't recall precisely where but I'm sure you could ask. Absolutely beautiful creatures.

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