You won't be bored when you come to Metropolis! From scuba diving and hiking to hot casino action, Metropolis is ready to entertain you.
Harrah's Metropolis Casino
100 E. Front St.
Located on the picturesque Ohio River, Harrah's Metropolis brings pulse-pounding excitement of Las Vegas straight to you. The vibrant casino floor has over 800 slots, 26 table games and so much more. With 252 premier hotel rooms, 3 exceptional dining facilities, live entertainment and a lot of winning Harrah's is a great place to visit!
The Super Museum
517 Market St.
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.
The Superman Statue
Superman Square Market 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 4000 pounds of bronze muscle, the statue stands on a monument base and walkway of over 1200 personalized red bricks.
Noel Neill as Lois Lane Statue
Superman Square Market St.
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.
Fort Massac State Park
1308 E. 5th St.
Experience the scenic splendor of southern Illinois, with plenty of outdoor fun and events tied to the region's rich history, at Fort Massac State Park. Overlooking the mighty Ohio River from the southern tip of Illinois, this majestic location has been preserved and maintained since 1908, when it became Illinois'first state park. The nearly 1,500-acre park is perfect for picnics, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and seasonal hunting programs. The park also has an 18-hole disc golf course.
6724 N. US Highway 45
Belknap, IL 62995
Mermet Springs is one of the most popular dive facilities in the Midwest, attracting the attention of news media and national scuba diving publications including National Geographic and other diving publications. Mermet Springs is a full service dive site and scuba training facility that offers on-site scuba instruction. We strive for excellence and cater to dive shops, instructors, students and certified scuba divers of all experience levels and certifying agencies.
Hope Light Light House
at Dorothy Miller Park
Metropolis Lighthouse "Hope Light" was officially dedicated to the fight against cancer and lit on 5 November 2014 at a ceremony in Dorothy Miller Park overlooking the Ohio River in Metropolis, Illinois. It was a cold, misty, foggy and overcast day when dozens of people gathered on the river bank to witness lighting of the worlds first lighthouse designed for, built for and dedicated to the fight against cancer. Dorothy Miller herself, was a victim of cancer. The lighthouse will be the nations "Beacon of Hope" for cancer patients and survivors.
Metropolis Super Bowl
1107 E. 8th St.
Inviting, spacious, clean and safe - what more could you want from an entertainment center? A wide range of social and recreational activities attract visitors to Metropolis Super Bowl. From professional leagues, to a family outings, to guest who want to celebrate a special occasion, to corporate outings and fundraisers, Metropolis Super Bowl prides itself on attracting a diverse crowd with state-of-the-art facilities.
Kincaid Mounds Rd
Nestled at the county lines of Massac and Pope, this prehistoric treasure is located within the Kincaid Site, which was designated in 1964 as a National Historic Landmark and in 1966 on the National Register of Historic Places. Perserved are the remains of earthen mounds that were once a part of a city created by Native Americans. The Mounds are located on the Ohio River Scenic Byway, 10 Miles east of Brookport, IL.
Elijah P. Curtis House
405 Market St.
Built in 1870, 5 years after Maj. Elijah P. Curtis returned to Metropolis from the Civil War. Most of the wood used in hte house came from the Curtis Family Farm in Massac County. The house is shown by appointment year-round to groups of any size who want to see this historical treasure which includes keyhole-style windows and walls made of solid brick, including interior walls.
Fort Massac Disc Golf
1308 E. 5th St.
In 2013, Fort Massac State Park became home to one of the area's premier disc golf courses. The 18-hole course is 6715 feet long and is a great way to see all of Fort Massac State Park. The course was built to professional Disc Golf Association standards and is open to the public during park hours. *Course is closed during the Fort Massac Encampment*
George Rogers Clark Discovery Trail
1308 E. 5th St.
Linking Metropolis and Brookport, this 9-mile-long trail provides bicyclists and hikers the opportunity to take a different route to their destination. Utilizing city streets and a 3.6 mile trek through Fort Massac State Park the concrete paved trail is ADA Accessible.
Mermet Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
1812 Grinell Rd.
Belknap, IL 62908
Originally an old cypress swamp, this popular hunting and fishing destination is just north of Metropolis on U.S. 45. The 452 acre lake, with maximum depth of 12 feet is a major attraction at the refuge. Private boats use the 4 launching ramps and motors up to 10 horsepower are premitted. Rental boats, paddles, and life jackets are available from the site staff. The site also offers a few picnic tables with camp stoves. The area has 2 hiking trails and a driving trail that loops the lake, providing visitors the chance to see wildlife including geese, turkey, & deer.