60,000 comics. 10,000+ toys and collectibles. Hundreds of authentic props from superhero movies and TV shows. When we say the Hall of Heroes Museum is Geek Mecca, we're not overselling it.
The one-of-a-kind museum, located in Elkhart, Indiana, boasts the biggest collection of superhero memorabilia on this planet, or any other. Hey, when the exterior of your museum is a replica of the Hall of Justice from the Super Friends cartoon, the collection better be awesome. And it is.
The entire operation is the brainchild of Allen Stewart, a lifelong comics fan who turned his passion into a truly unique celebration of pop culture. Nestled at the end of a driveway just off a road in the small town, it has everything including absurdly expensive comics (hello, Amazing Fantasy #15!), an original costume from The Greatest American Hero TV show, a Batman costume worn by the late Adam West, a screen-used car from Ghost Rider, rare collectibles from the Golden Age, and even a collection of superhero Slurpee cups from the 1970s.
Where did Stewart get all these wonderful toys? A significant portion came from his personal collection, and now that the museum has been up and running for a decade, he's even getting donations. He's looking for more help now to expand to a bigger location, and make the Hall of Heroes Museum bigger and better. (Click here to see how you can get involved.)
SYFY Wire Contributing Editor Mike Avila got to walk through the museum, and he still hasn't gotten over the nostalgia overload he felt seeing so much geeky goodness under one roof. Check out the videos below -- a tour which shows off just a fraction of the museum's vast collection, along with a deep dive into the Hall's massive Batman exhibit -- and then head to the comments and let us know what really caught your eye.