Veterans Memorial Park, Metropolis, IL

June 17, 2017 - Veterans Memorial Park, Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com

METROPOLIS, IL – Veterans Memorial Park was made beautiful by the Metropolis Garden Club in 1998 located at the corner of Metropolis and E. 3rd Streets next to the Metropolis Public Library.

Veterans Memorial Park
Metropolis & E. 3rd Streets
Metropolis, IL 62960
directions: google.com/maps

Superman Celebration 2017 Metropolis, IL [PHOTOS]

June 10, 2017 - Dean Cain with fans on Market Street at statue during Superman Celebration 2017, Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com

METROPOLIS, IL – The 39th Annual Superman Celebration was a four-day extravaganza where superheroes and villains took over Market Street in the wonderful small town of Metropolis, IL.

The YouTube video has the same photos as the gallery below but with more cars, music and a short clip of the 933rd Forward Surgical Group led into prayer by the Mayor Billy McDaniel of Metropolis.


This year’s celebration was dedicated to Noel Darleen Neill (1920-2016) best known for playing Lois Lane in the 1950s television series “The Adventures of Superman.”

2017 - Lois Lane played by Noel Darleen Neill (1920-2016) dedicated with statue, Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com
2017 – Lois Lane played by Noel Darleen Neill (1920-2016) dedicated statue, Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com

Noel attended many celebrations throughout the years and was given the title “First Lady of Metropolis’ along with a taller-than-life statue of her as Lois Lane located downtown on 8th and Market. The featured photo of Noel will remain for the rest of this month in her honor.


June 16, 2017 - Giant Superman Statue wears black armband on last day of Superman Celebration June 11, 2017 as tribute to Adam West who who passed away June 9, 2017 at aged 88. Adam West played Bruce Wayne & Batman in 60s Batman Tv Series /photonews247.com
June 16, 2017 – Giant Superman Statue wears black armband on last day of Superman Celebration on June 11, 2017 as tribute to Adam West who who passed away June 9, 2017 at aged 88. Adam West played Bruce Wayne & Batman in 60s Batman Tv Series /photonews247.com

I wanted to thank the awesome people in the costume contest for posing in character for us photographers outside the tent. Everyone of you looked incredible.

Also, I wanted to thank Trish from the Greater Metropolis Convention & Visitors Bureau for asking me to take a few photos for her – it was an honor and privilege.

It was a blessing to attend such a huge event with a comic hero on every corner. This year’s Superman Celebration magically immersed everyone into a virtual comic book scene with living characters.

Take a looksee at how beautiful Market Street looks without the Superman event.

Superman Celebration 2017
JUNE 8 – 11 , Metropolis, IL
SCHEDULE AT: supermancelebration.net/schedule

Superman Celebration 2017  – mixed photos

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

Miller’s Dairy 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 – Miller’s Dairy once resided in this attractive,  abandon building 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