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Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in the heart of the Midwest, Hannibal, Missouri is known around the world for being the boyhood home of one of America’s greatest authors – Mark Twain. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Sam later adopted the pen name Mark Twain and became a worldwide celebrity, touring the globe on lecture tours and penning dozens of books.

Visitors to Hannibal can walk in Twain’s footsteps and see the places that inspired some of Twain’s most timeless works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Hannibal boasts many locations that feature prominently in Mark Twain’s works. Visitors can explore the roots of Twain’s genius at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum. The highlight of the museum properties is Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home, a National Historic Landmark and one of the earliest home preservation projects in the country. The museum also includes the home of Laura Hawkins, the little girl that inspired the character of Becky Thatcher, Mark Twain’s father’s Justice of the Peace Office, 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings, a reproduction of the home of Tom Blankenship, Twain’s inspiration for Huckleberry Finn, as well as buildings featuring hands-on exhibits detailing Twain’s life and his impact on the world.

Visitors can tour Mark Twain Cave, Missouri’s oldest show cave and the cave in which Twain played as a youth in Hannibal. Cameron Cave, Missouri’s newest show cave, offers you a different and exciting underground adventure.

Enjoy Cave West Winery, now located at the Mark Twain Cave Complex. Wine lovers can sample the unique Mark Twain vintages exclusive to the cave. Do not leave Hannibal without cave-aged cheeses and homemade fudge.

For those wanting adventure on the Mighty Mississippi, Hannibal offers sightseeing and dinner cruises on the Mark Twain Riverboat. Passengers can see Hannibal landmarks like Lover’s Leap, as well as places Mark Twain wrote about in his fictional works, like Cardiff Hill and Jackson’s Island.

Learn more about the Titanic’s Unsinkable Molly Brown, take that scenic hike, enjoy some mini golf or tour a mansion. Visitors can also enjoy strolling down Hannibal’s Historic Main Street, which is full of specialty shops, art galleries, boutiques and dining opportunities exclusive to Hannibal.

Watch Hannibal’s streets come alive at one of the many festivals that take place each year. From National Tom Sawyer Days, Autumn Historic Folklife Festival, Just Girls Weekend and Hannibal’s Fine Art Fair to the Twain on Main Festival, visitors from around the world enjoy Hannibal’s plethora of events.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find Hannibal’s 20-plus parks full of scenic overlooks, challenging walking and biking trails and historic statues. Golfers can enjoy Hannibal’s fine public courses.

Beauty, history, culture, adventure—they all come together in Hannibal for you to write your own story! With all this to offer, a visit to Hannibal will create vivid memories and an unparalled experience.

Official Hannibal, Missouri Travel Site

Official Hannibal Travel Information

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