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    Visit the homes and river

    by BruceDunning Updated Feb 8, 2008

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    There are a number of homes and shops to tour along the water front and also going up the somewhat steep streets. The pitch down to the Mississippi is a site to behold. The houses and area has all been restored and done quite nicely to take you back in time what it ws like in the late 1800's

    The real cave where Mark Twain was Homes on tour in the town are a great venture On the river from all destination points
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    Becky Thatcher House

    by saw50st8 Written Jul 13, 2006

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    Becky Thatchers home is little more than a gift shop -- the upstairs has a little bit to see, but the downstairs is all a gift shop. Since your ticket to Tom Sawyers House includes Becky's house, make sure to stop by. Its just across the street when you exit Tom's house.

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    The cave

    by dlandt Updated May 19, 2006

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    The cave Mark Twain wrote about in his novel Tom Sawyer, wherein Tom and Becky get lost, is really like a giant grid of passages with some neat attractions inside. Apparently when Mark Twain wrote about the cave, he really kept it close to reality. The cave is of the limestone variety, and was formed from the erosion by water and drainage. See my travelogue for pictures, but this is something you really want to do if you come to Hannibal. The total dark exhibit is cool. (They turn out the lights for 20 seconds or so.) The cost is $8 per person and everything is very safe, very well lighted and guided.

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    The Mark Twain Riverboat Cruise.

    by dlandt Updated May 28, 2004

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    Just like the title says, you can take a cruise out onto the river with sailings every couple of hours. Relax and enjoy a drink, listen to some intereresting river facts as you sail up and down on an actual steam riverboat almost like a relic from the past. This was one of the brightest spots of the trip. I recommend you do this after the shops close because its cool and relaxing. The evening cruises serve dinner and I heard they sometimes have live music for dancing. Tickets were about $10 for the daytime cruise.

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    Lover's Leap

    by dlandt Written Jun 2, 2003

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    This is a bluff overlooking Hannibal and the river. Its an excellent place to take pictures. Apparently, if you sail down the river you will find a lot of these bluffs, all having the name Lover's Leap. Thsi one in particular has a legend of an Indian brave and Indian princess from warring tribes falling in love and, aftger being discovered, dodging the war parties by jumping over the steep cliff rather than live apart.

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    Mark Twain Cave is sooo cool!

    by asturnut Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Cameron & Mark Twain Caves are sooo cool. Well worth the visit. Bring a sweater or jacket. It is cold, even in the summertime.
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    SUMMER -8am to 8pm
    April-May- 9am to 6pm
    Sept.-Oct.- 9am to 6pm
    Nov.-March- 9am to 4pm

    Admission free for kids under 5, $6 for kids 5-12 and $12 for people 12 and up.

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    Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

    by asturnut Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Mark Twain Boyhood Home And Museum
    Visit this pedestrian mall area that features the MUSEUM ANNEX, THE MARK TWAIN BOYHOOD HOME, THE MARK TWAIN MUSEUM, THE BECKY THATCHER, THE JOHN M. CLEMENS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE OFFICE, THE GRANT’S DRUG STORE/PILASTER HOUSE and THE NEW MARK TWAIN MUSEUM.

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    Another famous native of...

    by basstbn Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Another famous native of Hannibal was the irrepressible and unsinkable Molly Brown. A child of Irish immigrants, Margaret lived in Hannibal until the age of 18 when she moved to Leadville, Colorado to work as a clerk in a store. There she met and married J.J. Brown, a prominent goldmine owner and engineer. Margaret became an educated woman, even a writer for Denver newspaper. She was enroute from Europe to Hannibal on the Titanic's maiden voyage when the ship collided with an iceberg. Margaret survived, of course, and became well known. Some say that she never went by the name Molly during her lifetime, and that name was dreamed up for the musical 'The Unspeakable Molly Brown.'

    A museum dedicated to her life is located here.

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    Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Dioramas

    by Basaic Written Oct 13, 2014

    Another of the very interesting thing in the museum is a series of dioramas depicting the story of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

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    Visit the landing

    by Toughluck Written Aug 27, 2012

    Down at the landing, there are things to do. Take a river cruise, have a meal, enjoy the river it self.

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    Walk Around Town

    by atufft Updated Aug 26, 2010

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    Even during ordinary days, Hannibal is worth a visit for it's collection of antique stores and sidewalk cafes. The old downtown has well kept 19th century commercial buildings.

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    Mark Twain Days Joy Rides

    by atufft Written Aug 26, 2010

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    The festival is no small event. There are several venues for music, and the music variety is broad. This is also time for traveling amusement park to visit.

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    Tom and Huck Statue

    by saw50st8 Written Jul 13, 2006

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    A statue placed at the end of the main road in town shows Tom and Huck. Stop by and take a photo -- its about as close to the real boys as youll get! The statue was sculpted in 1926 and is life size.

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    Judge Clemens' law office....

    by basstbn Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Judge Clemens' law office. Samuel Clemens' father was a lawyer and justice of the peace. His office still stands and is open to the public.

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    Mark Twain's boyhood home. A...

    by basstbn Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Mark Twain's boyhood home. A museum stands next door to the left. Also shown in the photo is Tom Sawyer's Fence.

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