I’m a collector, and I really love looking at the collections of others. That’s one of the many reasons I love to visit Metropolis, Illinois and see the massive collection of Superman stuff inside the Super Museum.
The museum was founded it 1993 by Superman super-fan, Jim Hambrick, and has been family owned and ran ever since. That’s nearly 30 years of dedication and love for this character driving people to visit one of the coolest small towns in America.
The collection has over 70,000+ items, ranging from comics and toys, to rare collectibles, and even screen used items from the George Reeves Superman era.
And the best part? It’s only $8 to enter the museum!
For me, every time I walk through, I feel so inspired. As a collector, I aspire to have something so grand and appreciated by so many.
I love everything within this museum, but as with most collections, I adore the oddball items. Like the above pictured peanut butter jars and sign. Sure, really expensive statues are cool. But how many collections are full of PEANUT BUTTER JARS. (I’m being serious. I have a Harley Quinn ice cream container in my own collection. No judgment. )
People tell me all the time I should open a museum from my Harley Quinn collection, and every time I visit Metropolis, that thought crosses my mind.
Plus, they have an amazing gift shop, full of goodies.
If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check out the Super Museum!