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Enjoy our beautiful state park, unique attractions, casino and more!


Brugger's Carriage Service

3743 Loverkamp Rd.
Phone: 618-564-3536

Enjoy a horse and carriage ride through historic Fort Massac State Park. Rides are available occasionally  from the visitor's center parking lot.  Brugger's Carriage Service is also available for weddings, birthdays, and all occasions. Hours vary -  seasonal.

Elijah P. Curtis Home

405 Market St.

Visit a classic Revival-style, two story brick home with distinctive interior woodwork that once belonged to Major Elijah Curtis during the Civil War.  This home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and has since received many awards and honors.  Located only one-half block from Superman Square.

Hours:  Open Saturday and Sunday afternoons or by appointment.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are appreciated.

Fort Massac State Park

1308 E. 5th St.

Fort Massac State Park is a combination of scenic beauty, historic area with a replica 1802 American Fort, and museum and visitor center.  Attractions at the park include spacious day use area with picnic tables, grills, picnic shelters, playgrounds, hiking trails that include one self-guided tree identification trail and a Class A campground.  There are many historic special events and programs held throughout the year.

Hours:  7:00AM – 10:00PM Daily. 
Park Admission: Free.
Camping Rates: $20 per night for sites with electricity; $10 per night primitive area.

George Rogers Clark Discovery Trail


Enjoy a scenic ride or walk along this new concrete trail inside Fort Massac State Park. Use of the bicycle and pedestian path is free, and parking is located inside Fort Massac State Park.  Upon its completion, the 9 mile trail will begin at Superman Square, continue through Fort Massac State Park, and end in the city of Brookport. 

See photos of the trail.

Harrah's Casino

2nd & Ferry Streets

Harrah's Metropolis Hotel and Casino is a full service casino-entertainment establishment with amenities including three bars, a lounge, a fresh buffet, a world-class restaurant -  Bridges Dining Company, and a stage with live entertainment. A recently redesigned single-level casino features slot machines, table game and a World Series of Poker room.  

Open seven days a week.
Admission: Free


Kincaid Mounds Archaeological Site

10 miles east of Brookport
Follow Ohio River Scenic Byway Signs

Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site is a nationally significant Native-American archaeological treasure.  From about 800 AD to 1500 AD it was the ‘capital’ of a chiefdom that stretched from Brookport to Hamletsburg along the Ohio River.  Today, the mounds still exist and a constructed overlook platform and interpretive panels tell the story of the significant contribution and historical value of the Native American culture. 

Mermet Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

U.S. 45, just north of Metropolis

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Mermet Lake Fish & Wildlife Area is a 2680 acre wildlife area where game and nongame species can be observed in their natural environment.  The wildlife area has two walking trails, one ADA accessible.  Although its primary focus is wildlife/waterfowl, special events can be held on property.

Hours:  Always Open except closed mid-November to early February for waterfowl season.
Admission:  Free

Mermet Springs

U.S. 45, just north of Metropolis

Mermet Springs is a full service Scuba Diving Destination and dive facility offering incredible fresh water diving opportunities.  An onsite Dive Shop, Scuba Instruction and opportunities for travel make it a perfect destination for divers and people interested in learning to dive.

Hours:  Call or visit website.
Price:  Varies

Metropolis Murals

Ferry & Market Streets

A series of six murals are painted on buildings along Ferry Street and Market Street in downtown Metropolis.  Each Mural reveals a different story and brings the city's heritage to life through artistic renderings of local historical events.  Interpretive plaques describe the historical significance


Statues of Metropolis

You'll want to stop and have your photo made at all of Metropolis' famous statues: 

See the world famous 15-foot tall Superman Statue on Superman Square

Noel Neill/Lois Lane Statue is located at 8th and Market streets | More Info

George Rogers Clarkoverlooks the Ohio River at Fort Massac State Park

Big John This local grocery icon at the entrance of Fort Massac is popular among visitors, too!

Metropolis Hope Light Lighthouse is located in Dorothy Miller Park, overlooking the Ohio River.  

And, don't forget to pose alongside the Planet Globe outside the Metropolis Planet Newpaper, 111 E. Fifth St.

SuperMuseum & Gift Store

Sixth and Market Streets

The SuperMuseum located in the heart of Metropolis on Superman Square is home to the world's largest privately owned Superman collection. There you will find original costumes, movie props, toys, original artwork, posters, stills, games, statues, action figures and so much more on display. This is a must visit for the Superman enthusiast!

9:00AM – 6:00PM Daily (April –September)
9:00AM – 5:00PM Daily (October – March)
Admission: $5.00 ages 6 and above - Free ages 5 and under.

Super City Boot Camp

214 W. 7th St

Super City Boot Camp is based off of H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval training) principles and closely models itself after Military Training principles and methodology. The goal of our program is to deliver a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and functional.


Super Bowl Family Entertainment Center

1107 E 8th St.


Super Bowl is a state of the art 16 lane bowling center with a full pro shop, arcade, resturant, and lounge.

Hours are Sunday- Thursday 11am to 11pm & Friday & Saturday 11am to 1am.

Winery Tour


Call Winery Tours of Southern Illinois and let them take your group on a tour of the wineries along the Southern Illinois Wine Trail and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.  Several wineries also have restaurants.  For more information visit  www.winerytourssil.com.

Superman Celebration

This one-of-a-kind event honors Metropolis’ favorite son, Superman, and is held the second weekend of June each year.  Complete with entertainment, celebrity appearances and even a $1000 Superhero Costume Contest this celebration is a must see event!

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ASA Archery Tournament

For over a decade the city of Metropolis has hosted the ASA Illinois Pro/Am Championship at Mermet Lake - State Fish and Wildlife Area.  Archers from all over North America visit Metropolis for one week in June to compete for cash and prizes and the title of Illinois Champion.