Years ago they wanted to build this enormous Superman theme park in Metropolis, IL. The funding fell through and it took a toll on the town. There’s no theme park now, but there is a Superman museum and a 15-foot-tall statue. Road trip!
I used to read about this on Superman Thru the Ages when I was in middle school. I remember that they wanted to have a ride where you were in a simulation of Superman’s rocket making its way to Earth, similar in style to Star Tours or the Back to the Future ride at Universal Studios.
I’ve been to Metropolis, Illinois and it is one of the more depressing towns I’ve ever stopped in. The superman statue and museum are both located across the street from the city jail.