AQ | Chester, Illinois

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AQ | Chester, Illinois

Chester, Illinois 62233, United States

Created By: Lili Ilieva

Tour Information

Known as the “Home of Popeye,” the sailor man of comic fame, Chester, Illinois is a city rich in history and pop culture. Because creator and writer of Popeye, Elzie Crisler Segar, was born here, the famous characters starred in the show will be seen showcased frequently throughout the town. Stop at the Popeye Character Trail to view granite statues of the characters overlooking the Mississippi or check out America’s only Popeye museum and gift shop to take home a souvenir to remind you of your visit to Chester! Spend the day exploring the history of the home as you walk through luxurious homes, historical buildings, and museums!

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What You'll See on the Tour

Cohen Memorial Home

Cohen Memorial Home - Dubbed by Mark Twain “the house with the blue windows,” this historical home overlooks the Mississippi River from high atop the bluffs. Guests are welcome to tour the historic home and its original furnishings. The... Read more
The Spinach Can Collectibles Museum

Spinach Can Collectibles and Museum - Located in the old Opera House Antiques where the creator of Popeye, Elzie Segar worked. Today, the Spinach Can serves as the international headquarters for the Popeye Fan Club and store for everything ... Read more
The Courthouse and Randolph County Museum

The Courthouse and Randolph County Museum - Here guests can enjoy an outstanding 360-degree view of the Mississippi River, Missouri farmlands and Chester alongside Olive Oyl and Swee’Pea. Also here, guests can tour the 1864 Annex Museum. ... Read more
Welcome Center

Welcome Center – The Chester Welcome Center offers a lookout point which gives a fantastic vantage point to observe the majestic Mississippi River below. You won’t miss this building as a large statue of the iconic Popeye cast in bronze... Read more


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