Giant Superman

Giant Superman!
611 Market Street
Metropolis, Illinois
submitted by: TNAero (Eddie P.)

wendyvee says:
Eddie jumped tall buildings (in a single bound) to the top of my list of “way-cool people to know” when he shared his recent pics of the 15 foot tall Superman statue in Metropolis, Illinois! 

You may be familiar with a heavily circulated 2006 photo of our current Commander-In-Chief (when he was an Illinois Senator) that featured the Superman statue as a backdrop.

Metropolis fully embraces its vision of itself as the hometown of one of America’s most famous men in tights. The town features a number of  “Superman-themed” businesses, is home to a Superman Museum, and even holds an annual Superman Fan Gathering. (see links at the end of the post for more info)

 
As if that wasn’t cool enough … Eddie also spotted Superman leaping off of the Super Museum — just across the street!

 

 

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The Super Museum in Metropolis, Illinois

> Metropolis, Illinois Tourism

The Annual Superman Celebration!

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9 Responses to “Giant Superman”

  1. Val says:

    I love Metropolis! I’ve been there a couple of times to see the giant Superman! I hope to someday make it to the celebration.

  2. wendyvee says:

    It’s been on my “to-do” list for a long time too. MLE needs to have a contest there (hmmmm… what’s a good Superman-related food?)

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  4. Samir says:

    A friend an I actually passed through the city on our way to Kansas City and took a ton of pictures–with a camera with no film. 🙁

    Someday I’ll have to revisit Metropolis. 🙂

    • wendyvee says:

      My mother was famous for doing that when I was little. Entire vacations … with no film in the camera LOL

      • Samir says:

        My brother and dad did it with a new camera and a visit to the Governor’s house in Alabama and a big meet and greet. It was brand new and they were wondering why it was flashing “E” the whole time, lol.

  5. LetMeBe_Frank says:

    My hometown… I was born and raised in Metropolis. It’s Super!


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