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    12/16/2014
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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.