Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn began in this Mississippi River town.

Two-day getaway in Hannibal, Missouri

Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn began in this Mississippi River town.

Colloquially known as ‘America’s Hometown’, Hannibal is a relatively small town in the heart of Missouri that offers a myriad of attractive reasons for visitors to want to learn more about this historic location. Of course, the highlight of Hannibal, Missouri is the boyhood home of Mark Twain. But there are plenty of other things to do in Hannibal Missouri that justify spending some time here while exploring the rest of the ‘Show Me’ state.

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Hannibal Missouri may not be the first town you think of but after experiencing this historic boyhood town of Mark Twain, it's well worth paying a visit.

Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal, Missouri This cave’s maze of passages inspired Mark Twain to write about Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher getting lost in McDougal’s Cave. Discovered in 1819, the cave also served as a hideout for notorious bank robber Jesse James. Guided tours may include a costumed Tom and Becky on weekends (marktwaincave.com).

Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal, Missouri This cave’s maze of passages inspired Mark Twain to write about Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher getting lost in McDougal’s Cave. Discovered in the cave also served as a hideout for notorious bank robber Jesse James.

Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn began in the Mississippi River town of Hannibal, Missouri. Weekend getaway itinerary:  http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/missouri/hannibal/two-day-getaway-hannibal-missouri/

Two-day getaway in Hannibal, Missouri

Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn began in the Mississippi River town of Hannibal, Missouri. We went here as kids with our parents and then we took our daughter here as a kid. A fun little town.

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Hannibal, MO--Took the kids here and toured Mark Twain's childhood home. Becky Thatcher's too. Quaint, cute town. Neat tours.

Hannibal, MO-- Oh do I remember this fence. I had the misfortune to live here, briefly, as a child. It literally changed my life and made me a staunch bleeding heart liberal. THANKS HANNIBAL!

Bring your family to #Hannibal, Missouri to step through history!  Visit the home of a great #American author.

Hannibal, Missouri USA Had a great time touring the dark cave with my friend, Kristen--where Injun' Joe hung out and terrorized Becky and Tom .

Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal, Missouri - definitely the cause of my obsession with caves... Missouri has tons of caves!

Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal, Missouri that was a hide out for Dillinger, Jesse James and where the townpeople thought Huck met his demise.

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Lover's Leap & Mississippi River In Hannibal, Missouri (The river appears to be flooded in this picture.

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