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Metropolis is located in southern Illinois in Massac County (of which it is the county seat) along Highway 45 on the banks of the Ohio River about 5 miles northwest of Paducah, KY.

Illinois' oldest state park, Fort Massac State Park, features a replica of the fort built in 1794. Other recreational facilities include Dorothy Miller Park.

The city has adopted the comic hero "Superman" as its favorite son and holds an annual celebration on the second weekend of June in his honor. An impressive 15' tall bronze statue of Superman overlooks the business district.

Robert F. Stroud, "The Birdman of Alcatraz", is buried in the Masonic Cemetary in Metropolis.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 6,870, an increase of 136 since 1990.

Art Merv Griffin's Theater | Massac Memorial Hospital |
History Elijah P. Curtis Home | Super Museum |
Illinois State Parks Fort Massac State Park |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Best Inns of America-Metropolis | Comfort Inn - Metropolis | Days Inn - Metropolis | Players Amerihost Inn | Dorothy Miller Park |
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International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.
World Music and Food Festival Nashville TN July19-21 Various live artists, cultural dancers and comedians... plus vendors! It will be a festival of celebration and cultural extravaganza!