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If you like Popeye this is a must see place in Chester, Illinois. A large collection of Popeye... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Popeye's Hometown!!

This a truly a unique village with this museum at the heart of it. Look for the big can of spinach... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Leon J
Auburn, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like Popeye this is a must see place in Chester, Illinois. A large collection of Popeye memorabilia and a lot of awesome things to purchase. The owners are exceptionally knowledgeable about the Popeye history.

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

If you are going there, it is because you are a Popeye fan. The museum itself is marginally interesting; however, adding the sights on the Popeye Character Trail makes it more palatable. The "trail" is done by your vehicle Vs. walking. A map of the...More

Thank Papaleadfoot
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The town is all things Popeye, including several statutes. The Popeye Museum is two rooms, of which 1/2 has nothing to do with Popeye, and the other, while mostly Popeye, only a small portion could be conserved a museum. This is a retail store! If...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

This a truly a unique village with this museum at the heart of it. Look for the big can of spinach hanging outside the front door. Spinach Can Collectables. Everywhere you turn is a statue of one of the characters we all remember from the...More

Thank Leon J
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We visited the Spinach Can Collectibles, Popeye Museum in Chester, Illinois. This place was AWESOME ! It brought back so many memories of the Popeye the Sailor Man Times. The store and museum in Popeye's Home Town carries a vast stock of Popeye goodies. This...More

Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This town has really figured out how to entertain guests!!!! Even if you are not familiar with Popeye, they make it fun travelling the town in a hunt for all the statues. And they tie into their theme with store and restaurant names. You also...More

Thank Dhaverma
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Spent the afternoon in Chester as my son is a big Popeye fan. It is fun to drive around and see the statues which are well done but be aware they are miles apart. There are 11 statues and plans to expand to 14. Stop...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The camp host at Kaskaskia campground recommended Chester, so glad she did. The owner of the gift shop/museum is extremely friendly & informative. We spent the day searching for all the statues, they are scattered all over town. Definitely recommend stopping in this little town

Thank theoldfarmerswife
Reviewed 12 April 2018

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.

Thank dianechris75
Reviewed 22 January 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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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!