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Super Museum & Giftstore

517 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960-1833
+1 618-524-5518
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It is a Super Museum

The owners are so sweet. Such a great place to visit. If you can't take your items, they are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen G
A must do!!

This place was absolutely fantastic, I could have spend all day here!! The shop was great to wander... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
via mobile
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The world famous Superman Museum, family owned and operated, 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 museum is organized around particular eras and portrayals of Superman, spanning television, movies, and comics; and is changed frequently, to encourage repeat visits.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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“gift shop” (26 reviews)
“tv show” (9 reviews)
“little pricey” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
517 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960-1833
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners are so sweet. Such a great place to visit. If you can't take your items, they are willing to ship at great prices. A must go and see for any Superman fan.

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This place was absolutely fantastic, I could have spend all day here!! The shop was great to wander around and the museum was incredible, so much to see!! A great place to visit and I am so pleased that we took a detour on our...More

Thank Shelsee
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a private collection (museum) owned by a family. A lot of memorabilia collected about the Man of Steel. Gift shop on site.

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We stopped by the Superman museum in Metropolis,IL. on our way to Florida,it is a quaint nostalgic place .From the moment you walk in (if you're a Superman buff) you'll be intrigued by all the memorabilia.It won't take a lot of time and you will...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I had high expectations coming to museum but was sadly disappointed. Gift shop was decent with a wide variety of superman souvenirs though I thought pricing a little steep. The real disappointment was the museum. Even though cost is only $5.00 museum is no more...More

1  Thank dennis n
jim H, Owner at Super Museum & Giftstore, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

We are a family owned and operated. Though we would love to have "professional" plaques to describe every item they are very expensive, we have done many renovations to the building and the museum in the past few years. We do what we can with...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Museum is more toys than anything , they did have some original props n such . Was only $5 to go into the museum and we were in and out within in hour.

1  Thank jaredsgirl
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Every town needs a claim to fame and in Metropolis, IL it's a gigantic Superman statue and the nearby Super Museum & Giftstore. The giftstore is filled with new toys that will take you back to your childhood. There are hundreds of Superman and super...More

1  Thank Pat L
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is truly the largest collection of Superman memorabilia in the world! The City of Metropolis is fortunate to have Jim Hambrick along with his daughter Morgan and her family here. There is a great museum that is a must see for all ages, and...More

Thank Mendy H
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much.

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I wasn't going to go in museum, but my sister in law wanted to. Alot of stuff. Many props from tv and movies. You need to read the hand written cards to realize that these are from the tv and movie set. The history of...More

1  Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We have a family full of boys so we love super heros! This is a good stop for anyone who likes good clean fun and some nostalgia. Fun to take head pictures with the Superman bodies and the giant Superman is a cool part of...More

Thank justme2ooo
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16 August 2017|
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Response from Patricia G | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour . There is so much memorabilia on display, plus great photo ops!