Your FIRST LOOK at America’s Only Permanent BATMAN ’66 MUSEUM

EXCLUSIVE: Featuring 13 REASONS to make the trip to Logansport, Indiana…

October will be a helluva month for Batman ’66 fans: It will feature the opening of the only permanent museum dedicated to the 1966 Batman TV show.

The Batman Museum in Logansport, Indiana — which is reminiscent of the popular Hollywood Museum exhibit from several years ago — will be operated by Fiberglass Freaks, Mark Racop’s company that builds the only officially licensed full-scale Batmobile replicas.

But the museum will be more than just about the greatest version of Batman’s ride — it will feature displays of costumes, real and replica; set reconstructions; memorabilia; a theater; props; other vehicles; a gift shop; and more.

We’re two weeks out from the Oct. 13 opening, so for this august occasion, I asked Mark to list 13 COOL THINGS ABOUT THE BATMAN MUSEUM. Because it really sounds like a blast. (UPDATED 10/9/23: The opening has been delayed. Details here.)

Dig it — as well as 13 photos that show the museum under construction. (They don’t all match up with the list because feverish work is still under way.) And don’t forget to check out the contact info below.

To the museum, chum! Dig this EXCLUSIVE INSIDE LOOK:


1. First permanent 1966 Batman museum in the United States.

2. The exterior has one of the coolest entrances–Scott Sebring’s amazing artwork.

3. The Wayne Manor study has a sliding bookcase and Batpoles for photos ops.

4. The theater will be showing documentaries about Fiberglass Freaks.

5. The Rogues Gallery allows you to take pictures with statues of the Joker, Riddler, Penguin, and Catwoman.

6. The 1966 Batmobile replica that Mark Racop built when he was only 17 will be on display.

7. The Batcave has a studio-accurate replica Batcomputer, built by Star Trek Set Tour’s James Cawley.

8. The Batcave has Batpoles for photo ops.

9. The No. 5 metal 1958 Thunderbird Batmobile will be on display until the end of January. (That Bat-artwork below is by Bill Crabb. Click here for more on that marvelous collection.)

10. The world’s only replica builder of the 1966 Batgirl Batcycle will have a cycle on display.

11. Take your picture with a Batgirl statue.

12. One of three screen-used Burgess Meredith Penguin jockey jackets will be on display.

13. Frank Gorshin’s costume from Return to the Batcave will be on display.

Fiberglass Freaks’ Batman Museum is located at 525 East Market Street, Logansport, Indiana, 46947;

Hours will be 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 1 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

For more information, contact or 574-722-3237. Click here for Fiberglass Freaks’ website. The museum’s website is under construction but you can check it out here.


Dig These 13 Fabulous BATMAN ’66 Illustrations. Click here.

— 13 GROOVY GIFs: Great BAT-GADGETS From BATMAN ’66. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I love it! And I love the exterior shot of the museum, I can almost hear that opening background music and William Dozier’s narration1 And I wonder what was casting that ominous bat-shadow on the sidewalk? Could it be an umbrella? Hilarious if it is!

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  2. It’s going to be awesome when he gets it done I have been volunteering helping mark. It would be great if more people would help pitch in and help. Lots of cleaning dusting touch up painting organizing his merchandise, sure he is going to need the front pressure washed. It’s going to be a landmark for this town for a very longtime. I feel honored to be helping him and I know it means a lot when people do just stop in and help. So pop in ask him what he needs done I know he would be so grateful!

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  3. This Museum is really coming together and is going to be great when it is finished and ready to open. So many cool things to see and do there.

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  4. Bravo Mark, a labor of love for sure.

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  5. Whoa! This place is going to be so cool! Looks like I’ll be making a trip up there. I was wondering if the museum would be interested in buying my original artwork to display there. It would be an honor to have it hang there for all the museum’s visitors to enjoy. How can I post a photo?

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  6. Our family is so excited to visit!

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