The Last Son of Krypton
Posted by: Al & Mylea
N 37° 09.150 W 088° 43.949
16S E 346152 N 4113194
Quick Description: The City of Metropolis is the home of comic book Superhero Superman, aka “The Last Son of Krypton”. Almost everyone knows the story of Superman.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2006 8:05:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMW8G
The City of Metropolis, IL has laid claim, for over 30 yrs. now, to being the Home of Superman. This claim has brought visitors from all over the world to Metropolis, IL. A Superman Celebration is held annually the second weekend of June. In 1993, the City unveiled a 15 ft. tall, 4000 lb. statue of none other than the Man of Steel himself! Some street names have been changed to reflect the Superman theme, such as Lois Lane and Superman Square. The City also has also re-named their local newspaper, The Metropolis Planet, and boasts a Kryptonite meteorite located at Third and Ferry streets. A Super Museum is located near the statue and houses one of the largest collections of Superman comic books and memorabilia in the world.
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)
Size of a typical object of this: 70 inches
Height of object in feet: Not listed
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