Super Museum, Metropolis Ill
Metropolis Ill, the real world home of the Man of Steel. There is even a larger than life statue of Superman in front of city hall. The museum is full of every kind of Superman memorabilia one could imagine, and more than a few WTF? items.
It’s not all about Superman though. The Dark Knight does make a cameo appearance in the Super Museum
Ha Ha Tonka Castle
The Ha Ha Tonka castle is situated on the eastern edge of the Lake of the Ozarks in southern Missouri. The land was purchased in 1905 by a wealthy businessman from Kansas City, Robert McClure Snyder, Sr. Shortly after starting construction, Snyder Sr. was killed in one of the first fatal automobile collisions in the US. His children completed building the castle in the late 1920’s. In 1942 the castle was destroyed by a fire and in 1978 the state bought the land and the castle and turned it into a state park. The park is open to the public, and contains around 15 miles of hiking trails.
Ha Ha Tonka is a reference to a spring on the property known as “Ha Ha Tonka” which means Smiling Waters.
Up until this spring, visitors could wander through the ruins. Over the years though the walls have decayed enough to be unstable and the State erected fences to keep people out of the ruins.
Continuing my westward journey, I decided to visit Truckhenge. Yes, it is a Stonehenge replica made of trucks. It is located on private property to the northeast of Topeka Kansas. The property is open to the public 7 days a week.
No one was at the front gate when I arrived, though there were a couple of vehicles in the parking area.
One would think that finding a huge Stonehenge replica made out of trucks would be easy. Without a guide, it really isn’t. The property is huge and I really didn’t feel comfortable wandering around someone’s backyard without them inviting me in. So I took a few pics and hit the road.
This place would make a great location for a slasher flick.