Top 10 Things to do in Metropolis, United States

July 19, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Metropolis is a city located along the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. It has a population of 6,465 according to the 2013 estimate of the United States Census Bureau. Metropolis is the county seat of Massac County and is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area in Southern Illinois.
Restaurants in Metropolis

1. Superman Statue

611 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960-1834 +1 877-424-5025
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 520 reviews

Superman Statue

Reviewed By GitchSup - Duluth, Minnesota

Because we were taking a road trip we wanted t make sure we stopped to see some of the fun roadside attractions. On the way to Paducah, we stopped in Metropolis to see Superman, the truly larger than life statue did not fail to put a smile on both of our adult faces so I can't even imagine how much a child would delight in seeing it. There is also a museum/comic store nearby for all your superhero souvenir needs. If you have a little time it's worth the detour.

2. Harrah's Metropolis

203 Ferry St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2021 +1 618-524-2628
Excellent
42%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 487 reviews

Harrah's Metropolis

Reviewed By Philip S - Harvard

This is a nice little casino tucked away in Southern Illinois. It has an attached hotel and is close to Shawnee National Forest. It has a very friendly staff.

3. The National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001-0714 +1 270-442-8856
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 770 reviews

The National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits the finest fiber art in the world. In an average year, the museum is visited by quilters and art lovers from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. Our exhibits rotate throughout the year so they will be different every time you visit. We are a four time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. If you enjoy art museum's you will love The National Quilt Museum. Open 10am to 5pm M-Sa and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.

Reviewed By legacyendeavors - Racine, Wisconsin

We were definitely pleased and incredibly satisfied to have this experience here in Kentucky!
Numerous information and so many other ideas to digest which is readily available and outstandingly presented! So wonderful for anyone to see & become acquainted with as part of our fascinating heritage! Everyone should be aware of this history and hopefully some of our children will learn to appreciate this!
Extremely pleased to have stopped here!
Thanks for making this place available!

4. Fort Massac State Park

1308 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2380 +1 618-524-4712
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 128 reviews

Fort Massac State Park

Reviewed By 2kantravel - PA

Nice walkways. Great museum with good help. They had events for the children. Even though there were lots of visitors during the eclipse...the grounds were spotless AND the trash cans were empty!

5. Floodwall Murals

Water St./Jefferson St. to Washington St., Paducah, KY +1 800-723-8224
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 731 reviews

Floodwall Murals

Murals painted on floodwalls depicting the history of the Paducah area.

Reviewed By legacyendeavors - Racine, Wisconsin

Marvelously done and so incredibly created by some extremely talented people!
We were very pleased with this wonderful artwork and wish more public spaces were available and offered for use in our city and rural areas.
Perhaps other places will find some similar success jjust like the Quilts on the Barns arts of which are seen on barns across our country!
Beautiful!

6. Super Museum

517 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960-1833 +1 618-524-5518
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 168 reviews

Super Museum

The world famous Superman Museum, family owned and operated, officially opened in 1993 in the Man of Steel's official hometown of Metropolis, Illinois on Superman Square. The museum features 20,000+ items from the life's work of longtime Superman enthusiast and collector, Jim Hambrick who has amassed one of the greatest collections of Superman memorabilia in the world. Among the items showcased in the museum from the iconic superhero's 75+ year history are virtually every Superman toy ever produced as well as movie props and promotional materials from all the Superman movies & TV series (including "Smallville" and "Man of Steel") and one of the only George Reeves Superman costumes still in existence. The museum is organized around particular eras and portrayals of Superman, spanning television, movies, and comics; and is changed frequently, to encourage repeat visits.

Reviewed By Alexis B - Nashville, Tennessee

Ummmm best road trip detour ever? I was driving back home to Nashville from St. Louis after spending the weekend there with a friend. Metropolis seemed like a great half way point to stop for a quick coffee and some photos! I stopped first at...MoreThank you!

7. Paducah Riverwalk

End of Historic District, along Water Street, Paducah, KY
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 302 reviews

Paducah Riverwalk

Reviewed By Don M - Lexington, Kentucky

This walk is behind the flood walls where the 50 murals are. You can drive down and park by the river. You can walk along the flood wall and see the tow boats, barges and other things going on in the Ohio River. Restaurants are nearby.

8. Noel Neill statue

8th and Market Streets, Metropolis, IL
Excellent
48%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Noel Neill statue

Reviewed By Alexis B - Nashville, Tennessee

I was driving back to Nashville and from St. Louis last weekend, and Metropolis, Illinois (aka Super City), was the perfect half way stop! I stopped, went to the Super Museum (bought some unnecessary souvenirs), and visited all the statues (definitely don't miss Noel Neill/Lois Lane, Superman himself, or the big rock of Kryptonite if you're passing through)! Fun detour!

9. Bob Noble Park

2801 Park Ave, Paducah, KY
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Bob Noble Park

Reviewed By Susan B

This is a really nice park in Paducah, easy to find, easy to get to, easy to park at. It's quite picturesque and very relaxing. A great place for a nice walk. It's quite large, with some beautiful trees and a pond. Would recommend if you're looking for a nice park in the area.

10. SuperBowl Family Entertainment Center

1107 E 8th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2703 +1 618-940-0758
Excellent
37%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

SuperBowl Family Entertainment Center

Reviewed By C S - Paducah, Kentucky

This was our first trip to Super Bowl and we were pleasantly surprised! The building was very clean and welcoming, wife said bathrooms were exceptionally clean. There were plenty of open lanes, an arcade, and a grill that offers sandwiches and pizza. Pricing for bowling was very affordable. If you can go on Sunday, it's $3.00 for shoes and $10.00 per person for UNLIMITED bowling all day! That's a deal! We just bowled two games with the kids as that was all time would allow, but we do plan on returning to spend more time.

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