Monday, October 23, 2017

Hangin' with Superman in Metropolis

Superman statue in Metropolis, IL. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
I love a good roadside attraction. (Remember the Pink Elephant?) So when my husband Chris and I headed south for a visit to Nashville this weekend, we had to stop in the city of Metropolis, IL, right before you enter Kentucky from Illinois.

The town bills itself as the "official home of Superman," and features a 15-foot statue of the caped wonder. The small town even has a large Superman celebration each summer. You can learn more about this supertown's "origin story" here.

"Superman Square" in Metropolis features the Superman statue as well as the Super Museum, a collection of everything related to the superhero. Although we didn't stop into the Super Museum, we still had time for some fun photo ops. 

I'll post more about Nashville later, but I couldn't resist posting these Superman photos now. Check it out!

Chris poses with the Superman statue. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
The Superman statue stands proudly next to the Metropolis city building. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Superman statue | Photo by Jessi LaRue

Jessi poses with the Superman statue. | Photo by Chris LaRue
The Super Museum in Metropolis, IL | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Chris ducks into a phone booth in Metropolis. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
The many faces of Superman are seen in this Metropolis mural. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
The Super Museum | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Jessi hanging out in Metropolis | Photo by Chris LaRue
The Super Museum | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Super selfie? | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Chris posing in Metropolis | Photo by Jessi LaRue

1 comment:

  1. i am sure this must have been an amazing experience for you. i can easily tell with the pictures and your post. which makes me want to go there as well. keep us updated with more of your adventures

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