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    2/13/2015
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
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    Two years agao, we hosted our first ever Girls’ Getaway Weekend – complete with a wine tasting, gourmet meals, outdoor recreation, and indoor relaxation! The event was a smash hit with ladies from all over the Midwest joining in the fun! Whether you are l
  • Ultimate Romantic Getaway Promotion
    2/26/2015
    Ultimate Romantic Getaway Promotion
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    Create that spark in your relationship with our Ultimate Romantic Getaway. This package includes two nights in the suite of your choice, an hour romantic carriage ride with basket including souvenir wine glasses, fruit and cheese. All of your meals are in
  • Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    4/10/2013
    Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
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    Let’s face it. Life just gets crazy sometimes and we all need to unwind. Between work schedules, kids’ activities, and social commitments, our daily lives can be extremely hectic. And whether you are a young couple with children, empty nesters or retir
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  • Spring has Sprung!!
    3/25/2015
    Spring has Sprung!!
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    At 5:45 p.m. CDT on March 20, 2015, spring (or the vernal equinox) officially arrived! And even though the grass isn’t as green as I would like, and the temperatures aren’t as warm yet, there’s just something about knowing that we are now officiall
  • Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    4/6/2012
    Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
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    Can you believe the mild winter we’ve had? This stretch of warmer weather has certainly caused many spring activities to arrive a few weeks early – and one of those just happens to be mushroom hunting. In west-central Illinois, where Harpole’s Heartland
  • Never Too Early to Plan Your Vacation!!
    2/28/2015
    Never Too Early to Plan Your Vacation!!
    Posted by admin
    When it comes to planning trips and vacations for Dan and I, I am usually pretty good about scheduling our travel and activities in order to enjoy all that we want to do…no matter where we go. And yes, sometimes our plans have to change based on where we
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  • The Heartland Lodge experience was exactly what we needed for a couple days of getting away and relaxing! The staff was friendly, informative, and accommodating from planning our trip on the phone to the guides during our activities.  We loved seeing the deer on the grounds during the bonfire! We met some other great guests from Chicago as well! We will be visiting again!
    - Kerry and Carol Loughary. Rushville, IL
  • Thoroughly met our expectations! My husband and I celebrated our 7th Anniversary at the resort. The staff was friendly and very accommodating to our needs.  The atmosphere was top notch.  Everything was clean and well kept!  We brought out ATV and the trails were fantastic! We will definitely be back!
    - Casey Ellis
  • Much Needed Break One of the best last minute decisions we've made in a long time.  We stayed at the lodge in the super comfortable Wood Duck Room.  Since we only stayed one day/night, we didn't get to experience all of the great activities offered, but are definitely another reason to return, as if the views, food and hospitality weren't already enough.  Our best moment: Finding a sunny spot, shutting the ATV down and just lying there on our blanket in perfect silence.  Very much needed break from our incredibly hectic lives.
    - Roger and Amy Henson
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Hannibal MO Top Ten Vacation Ideas

Hannibal, MO Top Ten Vacation Ideas

 

Hannibal is home to many artists and artisans…and a famous writer named Samuel Clemens. Hannibal is a community alive and well today as a thriving regional center nestled on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. Historic homes, artisans and artists, museums, gift shops, and a thriving downtown area can all be found here in “America’s Hometown”, better known as Hannibal. There are also numerous attractions dedicated to Mark Twain and his legacy, including Twain’s boyhood home. Hannibal is a charming hamlet that maintains the past while appealing to those of the present. Come to this friendly riverside town any time of year, you’ll find something for everyone; an active arts community, tons of special events, theater, artwork, cave explorations, antiques, and plenty of good ole fashioned food. Take a moment to enjoy the natural beauty as well and sit along the river and enjoy the views from Riverview Park and Lover’s Leap.

 

1) Mark Twain Cave

            Take a guided one-hour tour of the cave. This cave is family-friendly because it is smooth with no steps. Cameron Cave (second cave) is an hour and twenty minute tour and is much like it was when it was first discovered. On the Mark Twain Cave Complex, there is an amazing handcrafted candle shop where you can watch the craftsman make candles. If you wish, your children can also learn how to make and decorate their own candles. You may also want to check out the performance of Jim Waddell as Mark Twain. This performance will remind and inspire you of some of the work that Mark Twain completed. (See web site for times and dates.) http://www.marktwaincave.com/

 

2) Mark Twain Riverboat

            See Hannibal from the Mighty Mississippi while you listen to stories, some true and others just legends, about the surrounding area. http://www.marktwainriverboat.com/

 

3) Rockcliffe Mansion

             Tour the beautiful mansion built in the early 1900's that overlooks the Mighty Mississippi. http://www.rockcliffemansion.com/

 

4) Sawyer’s Creek Fun Park

            Fun for the whole family, there are games and activities - and some that may even get you a little wet. There is shopping for everyone...a sweets shop, a wine shop and even a Christmas shop open all year around. You won’t go hungry here with a restaurant full of amazing views of the Mississippi. http://sawyerscreek.com/

 

5) Molly Brown Museum

            Visit the birth place of the famous Molly Brown, survivor of the Titanic.  http://www.visitmollybrown.com/

 

6) Great Shopping

            You will absolutely love the downtown shopping area with all its quaint shops!!  http://www.visithannibal.com/hcvb_shop.html

 

7) Lover’s Leap

            Take in the breath-taking view high above the river bluffs overlooking the mighty Mississippi River and the town of Hannibal. South of Hannibal on Hwy 79.

 

8) The Star Dinner Theatre

            Looking for dinner and a movie? Then you will love to go to The Star Dinner Theatre. Dinner starts at 5:30 and a classic movie starts at 6:30. 215 South Main Street; (573) 221-7771

 

9) Hannibal Cavemen

            Go watch a baseball game in the historic Samuel Clemens Field. This minor league club will take you back to the days of why baseball is called the “American Pastime”. For game days and times, go to www.hannibalcavemen.com; 403 Warren Barrett Drive; 573-221-1010.

  

10) Hannibal Trolley Company Sightseeing Tours

            Want to see it all but afraid you don’t have enough time? Well then ride around Hannibal on the trolley and experience it all! 220 N. Main; 573-221-1161

 

Please contact each location directly to check on hours they are open and directions.