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Never to old for Popeye!

Great historic site, other than the traffic right in front and noises non stop. Also small area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dianechris75
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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Wonderful Accident!

Took a wrong turn on a business trip and wound up in Chester. It looked like a great stop, but... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Baysharx
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Centralia, Missouri
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Chester, IL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historic site, other than the traffic right in front and noises non stop. Also small area where statue is located. But, it's a must see if your an out of Towner or you just love Popeye. Popeye is a legend.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Took a wrong turn on a business trip and wound up in Chester. It looked like a great stop, but since I had zero time I decided to intentionally make a visit on my return trip. What great fun! The lady in the gift shop.museum...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

This is really a hidden gem. We thought that we would spend an hour in the Popeye museum and ended up spending many hours going around town. The museum was laid out very well and had many things for sale. The 2 people in the...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

An endless supply of popeye and related characters hats, toys, t-shirts, etc. Very fun museum with popeye related characters from around the world.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

This storefront museum is open occasionally, and on every Saturday. EC Segar, who created the Popeye cartoon characters, was born in Chester. Be wary of all the truck traffic when you park nearby on the street. It displays and sells all manner of Popeye memorabilia....More

Thank Ace J
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Was in Perryville, MO, and decided to drive across the Illinois state line for the heck of it. Happened to see the Popeye Museum. I read the comics growing up so decided to stop in. The lady running the museum/small store was super friendly and...More

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

The staff (owner) is friendly and informative. Lots of Popeye memorabilia on display and for sale. If you're not in the mood for shopping the price is right - it's free!

Thank Bugzie913
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

We were on a motorcycle ride into Chester and had the recommendation to stop in . Sure glad we did this is a fun spot and will bring back many memories.

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Reviewed March 8, 2017

I made this the first stop when visiting the town on my Popeye statue finding mission. It is such a fun place with so many things to see inside. I purchased a shirt, a novelty Popeye pipe with the museum name on it and also...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

If you're passing through like we were it's an adorable store and museum. There are statues all over town with the different Popeye characters. The clerk at the museum gave us a map to all of them. The owners/clerks could not have been nicer.

Thank aegeeg
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
I think it might be, but it was about a year ago when I was there. It would be a good idea to contact them directly for their current hours. Good luck!
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