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Popeye Museum

Chester, IL
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Great Little Town

This town has really figured out how to entertain guests!!!! Even if you are not familiar with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dhaverma
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Augusta, Missouri
Fun Visit!

Spent the afternoon in Chester as my son is a big Popeye fan. It is fun to drive around and see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jon C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 13 November 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 29 August 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.

Thank Marcus4
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Reviewed 28 August 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 10 July 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 4 July 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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Steve H
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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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