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!!!
We have recently updated the museum store with new Superman items and collectibles. The museum has also been updated with rare pieces of Superman memorabilia from the past 75+ years since the Man of Steel first debuted in 1938. We invite you to stop by for a visit soon!
USA Today recently wrote about the Super Museum and city of Metropolis in the Travel section of their world-wide publication.
The America Beautiful Network has announced the Super Museum as one of Illinois' Top 10 Attractions! Read more here.