More than a Convention | Better than a Festival | It's a Celebration!
Greetings community! @Bar-El here I’m heading to Metropolis, Illinois for this year’s Superman Celebration and since I’m trip planning, I figured I’d put everything I find into one big thread for anyone else interested in attending!
Meet me in Metropolis!
If you’re heading to the Celebration, let me know if you would like to meet up!
Dates: Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11
Location: Metropolis, Illinois
The very southernmost tip of Illinois.
Superman Square; 501 Market St.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Metropolis’ very own Superman. This is your opportunity to get your picture taken with our favorite hero.
Metro Chamber Open House
516 Market St.
Stop by - say hi, ask a question, look around, buy official Superman Celebration merchandise. It’s all happening here!
Artist Alley/Writers Way
101 W. 8th St.
You’ll find our guest artist and writers in Artist Alley/Writers Way.
Traveling on Interstate 24 you will take Exit 37 to Highway 45. This will take you directly into the city of Metropolis.
The closest regional airport is Barkley Regional Airport (PAH) in Paducah, KY. Metropolis is a short 15 minute drive from this airport.
The closest international airports are Nashville International Airport (BNA) Nashville, TN and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) St. Louis, MO. Both are an easy 2.5 hour drive to Metropolis.
Check out the official Visit Metropolis website for more information: https://www.metropolistourism.com/lodging
In order by closest distance to the Superman Statue:
The Jones Building
500 Market St.
Harrah’s Metropolis Hotel & Casino
203 Ferry St.
Riverview Mansion Bed & Breakfast
205 Metropolis St.
Baymont Inn & Suites
203 E. Front St.
Fort Massac Campground
1308 E. 5th St.
Quality Inn & Suites
2118 E. 5th St.
Super 8 Metropolis
2055 E. 5th St.
2119 E. 5th St.
Holiday Inn Express
2179 E. 5th St.
While Superman has been a part of the City of Metropolis since 1972, the Superman Statue itself has been standing over Market Street since June 1993. 15 feet tall and 4,000 pounds of bronze muscle, the statue stands on a monument base and walkway of over 1,200 personalized red bricks.
Adjacent to the Superman Statue you will find the home to one of the largest Superman collections in the world! The Super Museum contains artifacts from various Superman movies and television shows, including actual Superman costumes, props and publicity photos. A larger than life Doomsday is a sight to behold for any Superman Fan, as is the collection of Superman toys that are sure to take you back to your childhood.
2 blocks from the Superman Statue, at the corner of Market St. & 8th St. is a statue of his leading lady, Lois Lane. The late Noel Neill, portrayed Lois Lane in the “Adventures of Superman” and is forever memorialized in this tribute to her. Noel was a strong supporter of Metropolis and was on hand to reveal her likeness in June of 2010. The 6 foot bronze statue honors “The First Lady of Metropolis.” You will also find the iconic “Metropolis Planet” Globe in front of this statue.
Check out the other amazing things to visit nearby: https://www.metropolistourism.com/attractions