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  • 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
  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    1/15/2013
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    This two-night getaway is only $193 (+tax) per person for a double occupancy room or $269 (+tax) for a single. All rooms have triple sheeted beds and private bathrooms. Luxury Suites are also available for $215 (+tax) per person for groups of 3-4. Each lu
  • Horse Carriage Rides!
    3/25/2013
    Horse Carriage Rides!
    Posted by admin
    Heartland Lodge is very excited to announce that we will be offering romantic horse carriage rides!! Starting April 1st through September 29th you can reserve your own private horse carriage ride or take advantage of one of our “free” carriage ride nights
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  • Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    7/3/2014
    Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe that it’s July 1st, we are getting ready to celebrate the July 4th holiday and that QVC (one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world) is running a “Christmas in July” show as I’m writing this? Where has the year gone? Time certain
  • Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    6/17/2014
    Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe it? We are already making plans for the July 4th holiday weekend…but we just haven’t figured out where the year has gone! Do you have your plans made? If not, I’ve got some great ideas for you!   As I indicated in my blog from last ...
  • Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    4/6/2012
    Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    Posted by admin
    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
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  • It was an amazing night away!  Our room was amazing and the bed was super comfortable. Ms. Wanda made us feel right at home and welcome from the moment we arrived till the hug when we left.  We wish we could have stayed longer!  The food was absolutely delicious.  We're also glad we hiked, so we could enjoy it all!
    - Jeremy & Jennifer Humiston-Hannibal, MO
  • As usual our experience at Heartland Lodge is over and above!  We love everthing about it.  It is such a beautiful place to relax or play!  You can gaurantee that we will be back next year-it is an anual vacation for us.  Thank you for being so accommodating, and to your staff they are all so courteous and friendly.  Again, thank you for another great year of memories!
    - Greg & Judy Stuecker
  • There is nothing bad I could say about our stay, it was totally awesome! We loved the way the meals were set up, and saying grace made it feel like family. We were able to get to know some great people and the staff was also the best! I truly wish I lived nearby so I could be a part of the Heartland family of employees... or just family period!  We loved it!
    - Greg Koch and Stephanie Null, Barnhart MO
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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.