SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor and Superman Museum

Carterville, Missouri

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If you’re taking a Route 66 road trip and looking for a sweet treat with a side of superhero, SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor And Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri is the place for you.

SuperTam on 66 is a small ice cream parlor and Superman museum on Missouri’s Route 66. For many years it was owned and operated by Carterville resident Larry Taminen (AKA TAM) and featured his life-long collection Superman memorabilia alongside Route 66 signs and photos.

Originally called “Superman on Rt 66,” they had to change the business’s name to SuperTam after pressure from the DC copyright owners. But not much else had changed through the years. The parlor still served up delicious desserts, like the “Kryptonite Delight” and red, blue, and yellow Superman ice cream, along with standard cones, shakes, and sundaes. And it still was packed to the brim with items depicting the “Man of Steel.” So you could get your “licks” on Route 66 and admire a collection of action figures, artwork, record players, stamps, watches, and other novelties.

Unfortunately, health issues forced Larry and his wife Barbara to close up in May 2021. But luckily, the Missouri ice cream parlor didn’t remain closed for long. Joplin couple Chris and Andrea Briley purchased the business (memorabilia collection and all) from Larry and Barbara soon after and it reopened in September 2021.

If you need an ice cream break on your Route 66 road trip, come in for a scoop of chocolate, strawberry, or Superman.

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SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor And Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri Route 66 Attraction

SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor and Superman Museum

5 based on 1 reviews

Address:
221 W Main St, Carterville, MO 64835

Hours:
12pm-8pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 12pm-9pm (Friday-Saturday), 2pm-6pm (Sunday)

Cost:
$

Phone Number:
(417) 717-1258

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SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor And Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri Route 66 Attraction
SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor And Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri Route 66 Attraction
SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor And Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri Route 66 Attraction
SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor And Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri Route 66 Attraction
SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor And Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri Route 66 Attraction
SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor And Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri Route 66 Attraction

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor and Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Sit down and stay awhile! You don’t want to get melted ice cream all over your car, so pull up a chair inside out outside and admire all the Superman memorabilia on display while you enjoy a cup, cone, or sundae.
  • The ice cream parlor is closed on Mondays, so plan your road trip accordingly.
  • The hours might change seasonal, so plan your road trip accordingly.

Where to Stay Near SuperTAM on 66

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest on your road trip with a stay at one of these Missouri hotels near Route 66.

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The Boots Motel in Carthage, Missouri opened in 1939. This historic Route 66 motor hotel hosted actor Clark Gable numerous times.

Rockwood Motor Court

Rockwood Motor Court opened as a Tourist Camp in 1929, just three years after Route 66 was commissioned. Renovated in 2019, you’ll enjoy clean and comfortable rooms themed to eras of Route 66 with vintage décor, furniture, and memorabilia.

Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven

After a day behind the wheel, stopping at all of the Mother Road’s iconic roadside attractions, museums, restaurants, and more, a good shower and a comfy bed is always a welcome sight. Take that and add modern amenities, vintage charm, and a touch of Elvis, and you have the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven motel in Springfield, Missouri. Book a stay in the iconic Elvis Suite for a unique night!

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1 Review of SuperTAM on 66 Ice Cream Parlor and Superman Museum in Carterville, Missouri

  1. LOVE stopping here for ice cream on Route 66! I’ve been here both before and after the new ownership and this ice cream parlor has not lost any of its charm! The Superman memorabilia is fun to explore and the ice cream is a treat!

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