What do hunters, dry cleaners and gamblers have in common? Metropolis has something for all of them. Players Island Casino brings Metropolis popularity and prosperity. The riverboat means jobs, two-million visitors a year and 500 thousand dollars each month in tax revenue. Metropolis is using that money to rebuild from the sewers up. One-point-six million dollars to remodel and enlarge the library is an example.
Super things are to be expected in the hometown of Superman. Like a museum dedicated to the Man of Steel. Super Museum has 65-thousand Superman artifacts. This is just part of a collection worth several million. "I've got all the costumes from all the actors that have portrayed Superman since the very beginning; Kirk Allen, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve, of course," says Jim Hambrick, Super Museum owner.
Metropolis is a great place to show the kids some American history. That includes a reconstruction of the army fort President George Washington ordered built when this was the western frontier. The museum tells the long story of Fort Massac.