Sights & Attractions

Brugger’s Carriage Service

3743 Loverkamp Rd.

Metropolis, Illinois 62960




Enjoy a horse and carriage ride through historic Fort Massac State Park. Rides are available occasionally  from the visitor’s center parking lot.  Brugger’s Carriage Service is also available for weddings, birthdays, and all occasions.

Hours vary – seasonal.

Elijah P. Curtis Home

405 Market St.
Metropolis, Illinois 62960



Built in 1870, upon Major Elijah P. Curtis’ return from the Civil War, the Curtis Home features indigenous woods and stunningly unique architectural elements.  Open Saturday and Sunday afternoons or by appointment.

Open Saturday and Sunday afternoons or by appointment.

Free. Donations are appreciated.

Fort Massac State Park

1308 E 5th St.
Metropolis, Illinois 62960



Fort Massac State Park is a combination of scenic beauty, historic area with a replica 1802 American Fort, and museum and visitor center.  Attractions at the park include spacious day use area with picnic tables, grills, picnic shelters, playgrounds, hiking trails that include one self-guided tree identification trail and a Class A campground.  There are many historic special events and programs held throughout the year.

Park Hours- 7:00AM – 10:00PM Daily

Office Hours – 8:00AM – 3:30PM Daily (due to staff shortages when staff is not available the office will be closed)

Park Admission: Free. Camping Rates: $20 per night for sites with electricity; $10 per night primitive area.

George Rogers Clark Discovery Trail

1308 E 5th St.

Metropolis, Illinois 62960



This brand new trail is home to the longest pedestrian bridge in the state of Illinois.  The 8.7 mile trail begins at the Superman Statue, winds through the city streets and then through the historic and natural areas inside Ft. Massac State Park.  Ride or walk along the path that was once the Illinois Central Railroad as it leads you to Brookport, IL.

Parking is located inside Fort Massac and at Strawberry Shortcut Road.

Harrah’s Metropolis Hotel & Casino

2nd & Ferry Streets
Metropolis, Illinois 62960



Harrah’s Metropolis Hotel and Casino is a full service casino-entertainment establishment with amenities including three bars, a lounge, a fresh buffet, a world-class restaurant –  Bridges Dining Company, and a stage with live entertainment. A recently redesigned single-level casino features slot machines, table game and a new Ace’s Express Dining option.

Free and open seven days a week.

Kincaid Mounds Archaeological Site

10 miles east of Brookport, IL.
Follow “Ohio River Scenic Byway” Signs



Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site is a nationally significant Native-American archaeological treasure.  From about 800 AD to 1500 AD it was the ‘capital’ of a chiefdom that stretched from Brookport to Hamletsburg along the Ohio River.  Today, the mounds still exist and a constructed overlook platform and interpretive panels tell the story of the significant contribution and historical value of the Native American culture.

Mermet Fish &
Wildlife Area

U.S. 45, just north of Metropolis
Metropolis, Illinois 62960



Illinois Department of Natural Resources Mermet Lake Fish & Wildlife Area is a 2680 acre wildlife area where game and nongame species can be observed in their natural environment.  The wildlife area has two walking trails, one ADA accessible.  Although its primary focus is wildlife/waterfowl, special events can be held on property.

Always Open except closed mid-November to early February for waterfowl season.


Mermet Springs

6724 N. U.S. Highway 45

Metropolis, Illinois 62960



Mermet Springs is a full service dive site and scuba training facility centered in 8 1/2 acres of water in an abandoned stone quarry.  Offering dives from 15-120 feet, the springs also has numerous sunken treasures to explore, including the jet airplane from the movie “US Marshals.”

Metropolis Murals

Ferry & Market Streets

Metropolis, Illinois 62960


(618) 524-5025


A series of six murals are painted on buildings along Ferry Street and Market Street in downtown Metropolis.  Each Mural reveals a different story and brings the city’s heritage to life through artistic renderings of local historical events.  Interpretive plaques describe the historical significance.

Statues of Metropolis

Metropolis, Illinois 62960





You’ll want to stop and have your photo made at all of Metropolis’ famous statues:


See the world famous 15-foot tall Superman Statue on Superman Square


Noel Neill/Lois Lane Statue is located at 8th and Market streets | More Info


George Rogers Clarkoverlooks the Ohio River at Fort Massac State Park


Big John This local grocery icon at the entrance of Fort Massac is popular among visitors, too!


Metropolis Hope Light Lighthouse is located in Dorothy Miller Park, overlooking the Ohio River.


And, don’t forget to pose alongside the Planet Globe outside the Metropolis Planet Newspaper, 111 E. Fifth St.

Super Bowl Family Entertainment Center

1107 E 8th St.
Metropolis, Illinois 62960



Super Bowl is a state of the art 16 lane bowling center with a full pro shop, arcade, resturant, and lounge.

Sunday- Thursday 11am to 11pm & Friday & Saturday 11am to 1am

Super City Boot Camp

214 W. 7th St
Metropolis, Illinois 62960



Super City Boot Camp is based off of H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval training) principles and closely models itself after Military Training principles and methodology. The goal of our program is to deliver a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and functional.

Super Museum & Gift Store

Sixth and Market Streets
Metropolis, Illinois 62960



9:00AM – 6:00PM Daily (April –September)
9:00AM – 5:00PM Daily (October – March)

$5.00 ages 6 and above – Free ages 5 and under.

Winery Tours of Southern Illinois

Metropolis, Illinois 62960



Call Winery Tours of Southern Illinois and let them take your group on a tour of the wineries along the Southern Illinois Wine Trail and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.  Several wineries also have restaurants.

A basic tour (up to 6hrs) for up to 6 people is $250 ($40 ea additional hr.).

Groups of 7 to 14 people are $450 ($40 ea additional hr.).

These prices include tour plan and shuttle service to and from the wineries.

You can reserve your tour date by paying a deposit of $50 for the smaller group or $100 for the larger van. Make the deposit on our “Pay Deposit” page. The deposit is nonrefundable.


718 Brew Cafe

718 Market Street



The first & only microbrewery in Metropolis.  Specializing in small batch beers crafted by an International Brewmaster.  The menu includes pizza, deli sandwiches and salads all made while you wait.  Soup, desserts, fresh fruits and hand dipped ice cream are available as well.  We also sell local wines and craft beers.  Dine in our relaxing steampunk decor or outside on the patio.