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Two men who built real-life Batcaves

by Greg Belfrage

Most guys would love to have their own Batcaves at home. Sadly, most of us don't have the bank accounts of Bruce Wayne. However, there are two men who actually made their personal Batcaves reality.

DC All-Access recently visited Chris Weir in Delaware to see his real-life Batcave.  Weir says he did all of the construction himself and spent nearly $150,000 on the renovations.

Weir's Batcave is absolutely spectacular, starting with the secret door activated by a switch in a bust of Shakespeare.  Inside is a knockout home theater with full seating, Bat-computer and authentic Batsuit. Take the tour...

A Phoenix businessman has also built his own Batcave. Charles Keller says he came up with the idea because he needed a place to keep his replica of the 1966 Batmobile. Why, of course, he did. I'm sure that made perfect sense to him...right up until the time he told his wife.

Keller has put his Batcave to a very charitable use. He routinely gives Batcave tours and Batmobile rides to local kids who are suffering from illness and disease.

The Wayne Foundation would be proud.

Greg Belfrage is an avid Star Trek fan, serious Batman toy collector and hopeless geek. He can be contacted at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com.