"Hometown of Superman" Metropolis by TravellerMel

Metropolis Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 53 photos

Home of a Super Hero...

Metropolis, IL is about a 2.5-hour drive from Nashville. During my parents visit, we took a road trip to the self-proclaimed Hometown of Superman. It was a fun day, as we took in life in a small town - a town obsessed with Superman...

... and American Revolutionary Heroes.

One of the few non-Superman attractions is Fort Massac State Park. A reconstructed Revolutionary war fort resides at this location - a very interesting look back at history.

We had a "Super" day!

In all, it was a fun way to spend the day with the folks and the Man of Steel!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice day trip, closest casino to Nashville
  • Cons:VERY small town
  • In a nutshell:Nice to visit, wouldn't want to live there!
  • Last visit to Metropolis: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated Nov 3, 2009
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    What a unique place! Absolutely fantastic & fun page!

    • TravellerMel's Profile Photo
      Jun 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      Thanks! It is a fun place - I'm thinking I'm overdue for a visit! ;-)

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    loved this page

  • riorich55's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2009 at 9:17 AM

    Did you lose your super powers when you sat on the Kryptonite. Sure wish I had my old collection of Superman comics from the '60's.

  • miner's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    Thank you for the tour. Another place close to home for me to visit that I did not know even existed.

  • PinkFloydActuary's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Great stuff! In all my time in Illinois, I haven't found time to make it here, but I'm adding it to the list!

  • Jun 14, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Unreal: as a comic-book geek, I find your page here very intriguing: prior to stopping by, I had no idea that such a place existed. I thank you very much for bringing Metropolis to life.

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