Metropolis is a tiny little town along the southern border of Illinois, but not too small to be the home of Superman.
I ended up staying that night in the Metropolis Inn, and even the front desk is decked out with Superman swag.
The center of the little "downtown" district offered a monument to the man himself - maybe he's Santa after all.
Right by the statue is a pretty big Superman store and museum. They sold everything Superman you could think of.
And the museum had more Superman stuff than I would have ever imagined existed. This is just one aisle of the museum.
Metropolis also includes Superman's summer home - Fort Massac, which was once a major trading post back in the 1700's. I climbed up to the high tower for this shot.