I decided to drive to Missouri for a Junior League show. It was AWESOME. The trip out was insane, the show fantastic, and then...I found Metropolis.
I was driving down the road and saw a TINY sign that said "Huge Superman Statue just off the exit". I flew off the exit ramp, called my friend, and said I was running late. Apparently "right off the exit" equals 3 miles in Illinois measuring.
HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?! It was HUGE. They even have a metal frame that you can walk around on to take a picture. Selfies with the man of steel are still tricky though.
I snapped the picture and headed to the gift shop/museum.
Get ready for an onslaught of photos. The museum was fantastic!
|original typewriters used in the show as well as in Dragnet.|
|The backpack containing the material used to make the outfit.|
|No clue why this shocks me, but the hair was a WIG!|
|It looks so real!|
|Cape worn by Christopher Reeves|
|Actual props from the movie|
|Supergirl outfit and harness. She did most of her own stunts!|
|I never watched Lois and Clark, but these made me chuckle.|
|Original phone booth|
Head casting for the huge statue outside.
There was a huge section of just merchandise. Is it just me, or does that look like Jay from "Jay and Silent Bob"?
I want a giant Superman watch.
I did NOT touch it.
So, I silently walked around the museum. I was back for about 30-45 minutes and came back out. I figured I would buy a magnet,because unless you live there, how often are you in Metropolis? I grabbed the magnet and tried to find the employee.
His laptop was there.
He was not.
I peeked my head in the backroom and yelled. No one was there. It was then that I said screw it, and put the magnet back. It had been about 5 minutes and I wasn't waiting any longer.
I went to the front door and saw it locked. There was a deadbolt and a handle lock. JUST the handle was locked, but I knew for a fact that there was an alarm system. It chimed when I walked in. Now the question was "Was I about to set off an alarm?"
There were INSANELY expensive items in there. If I set off the alarm, would they think I was trying to steal stuff? They have TONS of cameras in the museum. Apparently the employee doesn't watch them.
I went back to the back, yelled again...nothing. Checked all the aisles. He was no where.
I held my breath, unlocked the door, and opened it. The door chimed, but no siren. I am willing to bet the employee went to go use the bathroom and forgot I was in there, but I like to think that Lex Luthor did it and I thwarted his dastardly plans!