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Metropolis Video Log – Road Trip to Metropolis, Illinois
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Metropolis Video Log – Road Trip to Metropolis, Illinois

And now it's time for an extra special treat to wrap up the recap of my Metropolis road trip: a Metropolis Video Log! Here's a video I put together with some clips from the road! I saw the I-57 Abraham Lincoln, the World's Largest Cross in Effingham, the Super Museum, Superman Statue, and Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis. And, of course, I saw an ice cream eating contest! And since we were so ...
Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
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Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis, Illinois

A short skip away from the Super Museum, right across from the Harrah's Hotel and Casino, is a 40,000-square-foot building that could only be described with the proverbial "one man's junk is another man's treasure." Jim Hambrick's (yes, the same Jim Hambrick that owns the Super Museum) Americana Hollywood Museum opened in 2005 and celebrates pop culture and more. Lining every inch of wall and table space ...
Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois
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Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Superstore is a small chain of grocery stores that have a big grocery clerk statue out front. From what I can tell only a few are currently out there (although I am not sure how many there ever were) and many that exist are at different grocery stores or different places all together. I tried to figure out more of a history than that but didn't have any luck. This Big John Grocery Clerk in ...

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