Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, IL

April 20, 2017 - 1802 American fort with Ohio River in background at Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, IL rain/photonews247.com

METROPOLIS, IL – Fort Massac State Park features a downsized replica of a historic wooden fort located along the Ohio River off of 5th Street in Metropolis, IL.

Fort Massac was built by the French in 1757 during the French and Indian War. In 1908 the fort and the surrounding property was dedicated as the first State Park in Illinois.

THINGS YOU CAN DO (All Free)
Museum (visitors center)
Boating on Ohio River with boat ramp
Fishing
Swimming with beach
Picnicking
Camping in the woods
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails

THE 44th ANNUAL FORT MASSAC ENCAMPMENT – OCTOBER 21-22, 2017
The Annual Fort Massac Encampment is a free two-day event with history enthusiasts reenacting life in the 1700 to early 1800’s. Read more at metropolistourism.com/fort-massac-encampment/

FOUR FLAGS OVER FORT MASSAC (plate in park)
1500’s Spanish Ownership
1702: French Trading Post and Mission
1757: French fortification to block British expansion into Mississippi River, named Fort Massac
1764: French abandoned fort To British
1778: George Rogers Clark stopped here on his way to Kaskaskia
1794: George Washington ordered fort rebuilt and garrisoned
1908: Site designated first Illinois State Park
1990: This timeline plate was placed by the National Society Daughters Of The American Revolution, an Illinois State Organization dedicated to the preservation of Fort Massac and its history.

HOURS:
Everyday 8AM to 10PM

Fort Massac State Park
1308 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 524-4712
nps.gov/nr/travel/lewisandclark/mas.htm
directions: google.com/maps

Harrah’s Metropolis Fresh Buffet Prices

April 18, 2017 - Harrah's Hotel and Casino Metropolis with Ohio River bridge in background/photonews247.com

METROPOLIS, IL – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino features an all-you-can-eat buffet for local card holders for as little as $8.50 that includes beverages located at 100 E. Front Street in Metropolis,  IL.

This particular buffet offers southern style comfort food at its best with impeccable service to boot. The mash potatoes are the creamiest and the home-style fried chicken is always cooked to perfection.

And if you want to eat healthy, there are plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and more that can accommodate most dietary needs.

FRESH BUFFET PRICES & HOURS
(local card holders get 50% off)

FRIDAY
Dinner 3PM – 9PM…..$21.99

SATURDAY
Brunch 11AM-9PM……$16.99
Dinner 3PM-9PM……..$21.99

SUNDAY
Brunch 11AM-3PM……$16.99
Dinner 3PM-9PM…….$16.99

Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Metropolis, IL
100 E Front St
Metropolis, Illinois, IL 62960
(618) 524-2628
caesars.com/harrahs-metropolis
facebook.com/harrahsMetropolisCasino/

Former restaurant 2nd & Metropolis St

April 19, 2017 - Attractive abandon building next to Harrah's Hotel and Casino Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com
April 18, 2017 - Attractive abandon building next to Harrah's Hotel and Casino Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com
April 18, 2017 – Attractive abandon building next to Harrah’s Hotel and Casino Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com

METROPOLIS, IL – An attractive,  abandon building that once housed a restaurant stands alone at the corner of 2nd and Metropolis Streets next to Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Metropolis, IL.

Metropolis is a wonderful town dotted with old buildings full of history and character, some of which zoned for commercial and residential use known as mixed-use properties.

There is a beautiful mixed-use building for sale known as the Fritts Block 1892 Bank building on Ferry Street located across and down from the popular Fat Edd’s Roadhouse.

Riverview Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Metropolis, IL

April 18, 2017 - Summers Riverview Mansion bed and breakfast in Metropolis, a few minutes from Paducah, KY/photonewws247.com

METROPOLIS, IL – Summer’s Riverview Mansion is a five-suite bed and breakfast inside a completely renovated 1989 Victorian Era building located in Superman’s hometown of Metropolis, IL.

Lori and William, the owners of the popular B&B, perfected the hospitality business by receiving nothing but 5-star ratings from some very happy customers on their Facebook page.

AMENITIES & MORE
WiFi
Jacuzzi
Antique furniture with items like a Victrola
Delicious three-course gourmet breakfast
Best Latte’s
Homemade baked goodies
Treated like Royalty

Summer’s Riverview Mansion
205 Metropolis St, Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 524-5328
summersbedandbreakfast.com
directions: google.com/maps

Fat Edd’s Roadhouse, Metropolis, IL

Feb 22, 2017 - Fat Edds Roadhouse half pound burgers, Ferry St, Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com

METROPOLIS, IL – Fat Edd’s Roadhouse is a counter-service eatery famous for 1/2 pound burgers and peel-and-eat shrimp located at the corner of 4th and Ferry Streets in Metropolis, IL.

1/2 LB burgers: $4.99 to $5.99
Peel ‘N Eat Shrimp: 6 for $3.30 to 100 for $55

Fat Edd’s Roadhouse
323 Ferry St
Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 524-5525
menu: fateddsroadhouse.com/menu
directions: google.com/maps