Sights & Attractions

Elijah P. Curtis House 405 Market St. Metropolis, Illinois 62960 618-524-6919 Built in 1870, upon Major Elijah P. Curtis’ return...

Elijah P. Curtis House

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.


Fort Massac State Park is Illinois’ First Designated State Park. The nearly 1,500-acre park is perfect for picnics, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and seasonal hunting programs.  The park also has an 18-hole disc golf course. The site is also the host of the Fort Massac Grand Encampment, one of IL’s top historical tourism events, the 3rd weekend of each October.

George Rogers Clark Discovery Trail

1308 E 5th St.

Metropolis, Illinois 62960


This 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.

Harrah's Metropolis Casino & Hotel

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,  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

Must be 21 or over to enter Casino Area

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.”

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 Museum & Gift Shop

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.