The Popeye Capital of the World Is Hiding In Small Town Illinois And It’s As Weirdly Wonderful As You’d Expect

For many of us, Popeye the Sailor Man was a part of childhood. Whether you read the classic comic strip or comic books back in the day, enjoyed watching the old animated series or one of the films, or played a Popeye video game, there’s no doubt that Popeye is an iconic character. And the Popeye capital of the world happens to be in the small city of Chester, Illinois.


If you’re a fan of Popeye and other beloved characters from the cartoon, you must visit Chester! There’s no other place as weirdly wonderful as this. If you’ve been, please let us know your thoughts in the comments. For more information on Chester and all things Popeye, visit the city’s website.

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Address: Chester, IL 62233, USA