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Mark Twain Cave

300 Cave Hollow Rd, Hannibal, Missouri 63401 USA

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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Fri 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

“Missouri's first Renowned Cave!”

The Mark Twain Cave Complex boasts America's Oldest and Newest Show Caves. Mark Twain Cave is Missouri's first Show Cave. The cave was first shown in 1886 and is a Registered National Natural Landmark. We are located approximately one mile south of Hannibal on Highway 79. When you visit us you will find a wealth of fun and interesting things to do! We have ample parking and free picnic grounds. We welcome school groups and tour buses. Experienced guides will escort you on the 55 minute tour of Mark Twain Cave where the walkways are level and smooth, and there are no steps. Because of the natural state of our cave it is not wheelchair accessible. Our cave stays a constant 52 degrees year round! (A light jacket or sweater is recommended on the tours.) Please wear sensible walking shoes.

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Reviewed by
lv_jsmith2003

  • 6 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
August 12, 2014

The lantern (flashlight) tour of the cave is awesome. No lights other than what we had in hand and no man made trail. Very exciting for our boys. Our guide was nice and educated but everyone else who worked there was less than pleasant.

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Reviewed by
tfw

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 27, 2017
Rated 5.0

Great place seeing

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Reviewed by
Tom Coene

  • 10 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 10, 2016
Rated 4.0

A fairly decent campground. Restroom were reasonably clean and the staff was OK. We loved the local attractions. The cave was great and visiting Hannibal and Lover's Leap were very nice and exceeded our expectations.

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Reviewed by
rschwartz

  • 34 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
January 06, 2016
Rated 2.0

If you're a Mark Twain fan or have children then I would say this a great stop for you. It's well lighted and the path clearly marked. But if your a cave enthusiast, I fear you might be disappointed. I felt like its just another touristy cave.

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Reviewed by
BrandyBlankAlrashed

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0

Very cool tour! With the minimal lighting it was amazing to see all the signatures on the walls and imagine people exploring this cave 50 years ago without a tour guide, no thanks! :) bring a jacket-cool cave air!

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Reviewed by
chrisfredda

  • 21 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
October 24, 2014
Rated 4.0

Really interesting tour given by knowledgable and friendly guides. A leisurely walk with plenty of opportunities for pictures, and a quick retreat if you start to get claustrophobic. Bring a light jacket if you get cold easily, and wear shoes with good traffic because some parts can be slippery. I also recommend rereading the part of Tom Sawyer where they get lost in the cave to get a full appreciation of how this cave influenced Twain's story.

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Reviewed by
amylasack

  • 4 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
May 25, 2014

Great tour, cute gift shop. Neat cave!

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Mark Twain Cave

300 Cave Hollow Rd
Hannibal, Missouri
63401 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
  • 99 Camp Sites
  • Pull Through
  • Full Hookup
  • 50 AMP
  • Big Rigs
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Laundry

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