Tom & Huck Statue and Lighthouse
At the foot of Cardiff Hill there is a statue of Tom and Huck. Climbing the Hill takes you to the lighthouse, which, when I visited, was roped off for construction. You can read the sign in the picture. The views are nice, and the grounds are well enough tended and manicured that even the elderly or mildly disabled should have no trouble getting up the hill. That said, this is, in essence, just a hill, albeit one made famous by Mark Twain.
THE LAND OF SAMUEL CLEMENS
Hannibal is located in northeast Missouri, right by the Mississippi River. On the other bank of the river lies Illinois. From the west, highway 36 takes you there. Its a nice size town; about 18,000 people live there.
"THE BECKY THATCHER HOME"
One of the prime destinations of most visitors is Becky Thatcher's home, on a hilly street in Hannibal.
"THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER"
This great river, which drains a huge portion of the North American continent, flows right by Hannibal on its neverending journey to the Gulf of Mexico.