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You are cordially invited to attend the first ever Big River Steampunk Festival along the shores of the Mississippi River in historic Hannibal.
Step back in time as you stroll past the 19th century buildings on Main Street; visit the magnificent Victorian mansions on Millionaires Row; cruise the Mississippi aboard the riverboat Mark Twain; and savor the vista from high above the river in a hot air balloon.
This event has fun for all ages: food and drink; a midway; afternoon tea; main stage entertainment; a costume contest; ghost tours; and many other activities.
Whether you're just curious to see what Steampunk is all about or you're a seasoned Steampunker decked out in your most elaborate costume, there's something for everyone.
Over 100 exhibitors will fill the streets of Hannibal’s Historic Main Street on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, for the Hannibal Arts Council’s 38th Annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.
The two-day festival features artists, artisans and craftsmen demonstrating and selling handmade traditional arts and fine crafts, strolling and street musicians, a wide array of great festival foods, a children’s area, Farmer’s Market, cold apple cider, refreshing root beer and a wine tasting area.
Attendees can expect to see weaving and spinning; pottery throwing; candle making; leather workers; furniture making; blacksmithing; carving; jewelry making; painting and drawing; and a variety of other traditional arts and fine crafts. Over 80 exhibitors from all over the Midwest will have unique, handmade products for sale.
Entertainment includes a full schedule of local and regional musicians sharing their talents in the unique Folklife Festival environment of strolling and street performances. There is also a hymn sing on Sunday morning.
Delicious food choices are a favorite and assist 20 local community organizations with funds for their year-round programs and services. Foods being served include: kettle corn, chicken –n- noodles, bread pudding, catfish sandwich sandwiches, root beer and cider, and many other edibles made on-site.
The Folklife Festival is sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council. For further information on the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545, email@example.com, or view the festival page at hannibalarts.com.
Harvest Hootenanny at Mark Twain Cave. Activities include: Grape Stomp; kids activities; craft beer festival; pumpkin carving contest; live music; food; games - fun for the whole family!
Wildwood Springs Lodge welcomes the New Riders of the Purple Sage to their Wildwood Concert Series, Sep. 29, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
The New Riders of the Purple sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records.
NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia (pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (bass) and Mickey Hart (drums) teamed up with John Dawson (guitar, vocals) and David Nelson (guitar). Although early live appearances were viewed as an informal warm-up to the main attraction, the group quickly established an independent identity through the strength of Dawson's original songs.
By 1970 Dave Torbert had replaced Lesh, and Spencer Dryden, formerly of Jefferson Airplane, had joined as the group's permanent drummer. Garcia remained in both The Dead and The New Riders until he found himself overcommitted, at which time Buddy Cage replaced him and the classic NRPS lineup was born.
Discover how a young boy growing up in the small village of Hannibal became one of the world's most beloved authors.
A self-guided tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum gives you the chance to explore the Hannibal of Samuel Clemens and experience the amazing stories he created through the his power of imagination.
The properties include six historically significant buildings; plus two interactive museums whose collections include 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings and a wealth of Twain artifacts.
The Boyhood Home is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Admission: $10; ages 60+, $8.50; ages 6-17, $6; younger than 6, free.
This website offers information about the history of the Civil War in Missouri as the state prepares to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the war, which was fought 1861-1865.
Throughout the site, you'll find details about Civil War battles that took places in Missouri, such as Wilson's Creek and Pilot Knob; the people who played a significant role in the war, such as Ulysses S. Grant and Sterling Price; and resources for educators, where links to lesson plans and teacher's guides are available. Information about upcoming Civil War events around Missouri can be found on the site, which also features videos about the war and its impact on the state.
You'll also find information about Civil War-related attractions in Missouri, such as the Old Courthouse, Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, and Calvary Cemetery, to name a few.
People interested in getting involved with Civil War Sesquicentennial events may use the website to submit their e-mail address if they'd like to receive more information about volunteer opportunities, as those opportunities become available.
Acorn Ridge offers four charming guestrooms, each with a king bed, private bathroom, and nice views. At check-in, you are greeted with our signature Grandma Stumpe's cookies. A full breakfast is served.
We are less than one mile from the Katy Trail, Augusta Brewery, Mount Pleasant Winery, and Augusta Winery.
Whether you are looking for an easy get-away, or searching for a unique bed & breakfast, we have what you need.
Rooms available Fridays and Saturdays only. Please explore our website for details and reservations.
Connect to the Art-Full Life! Original fine art and fine craft from regional artists. Painting, drawing, photography, fiber, pottery, and jewelry. Open Gallery night every second Saturday of the Month from 5 p.m.-8 pm. Connecting those who appreciate and collect art with those who create art since 2003.
Antiques and collectibles dating from your childhood days to your grandparents childhood days.
We are located next to the Becky Thatcher House, across from the Mark Twain Boyhood Home.
Unique goldsmith gallery specializing in jewelry designed and crafted on-site, by Jewelers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweler, Randall Hurt.
One of only 128 Certified Master Jewelers in the country, he uses his 40+ years of experience to make wearable art, right in downtown Hannibal.
Ayers Pottery is recognized for its form and intense color-rich glazes. Steve Ayers has been a professional potter for more than 30 years, always making pottery with the customer in mind. His pottery is beautiful and functional: handles feel comfortable; spouts pour evenly; the pottery is microwaveable, oven and dishwasher safe. All of our pottery is lead free and food safe. Visit our studio and watch us make pottery. Browse the showroom and then take home a true Hannibal souvenir. If there’s time, we’ll show you around the shop.
Sit and enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream confection, cone, shake, float, ice cream soda, sundae, or one of our special concoctions. In our emporium, you may see one of our "I didn't know you could still get this" items. We have Hannibal and Missouri souvenirs of all kinds. Browse our selection of children's classic books, Hannibal and regional special books and our fine selection of Mark Twain books.
A spacious (1,400-square-foot), two-master-bedroom apartment inn with two baths, living room with view of the Mississippi River, full kitchen and dining area. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district in Clarksville. Ideal for a weekend or extended getaway for a couple, two couples or a family. Inn includes Wi-Fi and many other amenities. A year-round destination and superb eagle viewing venue in the winter months.
This hotel offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River. Located in the downtown area, the perfect place for guests to walk around the neighborhood and explore on foot; within six blocks, you'll find downtown shopping, restaurants, Mark Twain Riverboat and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. There is banquet space for 75 people.
This hotel is 100 percent no-smoking.
We are a full-service Good Sam RV park located on the banks of crystal-clear Big Creek. All 50 of our big-rig friendly sites have 30- and 50-amp electric, water, and septic hookups, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. We have a swimming pool, propane fill station, private shower suites, a 24-hour coin laundry, arcade, and a meeting hall to serve all your needs.
Big Creek is good for wading, catch-and-release fishing, or swimming on hot days. The nature trail that runs along the creek is good for walking and enjoying the Ozark outdoors. Nearby attractions include Black River, Johnson's Shut-Ins, Elephant Rocks, Taum Sauk Mountain, and Fort Davidson--just to name a few!
We sell vintage sewing notions, buttons, lace, fabric fat quarters, Missouri and Hannibal memorabilia. We offer sewing, craft and quilting classes. We have a gentleman's corner to visit while the ladies are shopping.
Our summer hours are daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Our winter hours are Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and run Nov. 1 through April 1.
We will be open when the River Boats stop in Hannibal and by appointments for visits if we are not open when you are in town.
Cameron Cave offers a different underground adventure; you tour the cave by lantern light, seeing it as it was when first discovered. The only changes made were those necessary to make the tour more comfortable and to meet Missouri State Safety regulations for show caves.
A guided, 90-minute tour takes you through this unique, complex-maze cave. Cameron Cave (discovered in 1925) is on the property of the Mark Twain Cave; one mile south of Hannibal on Route 79.
Open two weekends before Memorial Day to a few weekends after Labor Day.
These modern, fully-furnished cabins with a kitchen can sleep six people; we can accommodate larger groups with our special suites. We have an indoor pool; a seven-acre private fishing lake; two playgrounds; two pavilions; and a convenience and bait store.
We are located one-half mile from the boat ramp, marina and hiking trails at Mark Twain Lake; one-quarter mile from Rustic Oak Cabin Restaurant; and five miles from a public beach and water park.
This park, with its panoramic view of Hannibal and the Mississippi River, is reached by 244 stairs which begin at the north end of Main Street. At the bottom stands the bronze statue, sculpted in 1925, of Twain's most memorable and mischievous characters, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, walking along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. The top features a new interpretive panel on the history of the lighthouse.
Hannibal's first winery, opened in 2011, is in the Mark Twain Cave Complex, two miles south of town. Sample wine produced in Missouri from Missouri-grown grapes.
Enjoy complimentary tasting indoors; relax with a glass of wine inside and on the patio and lawn. Live music and special events on select weekends. Indoor and outdoor space is available for private events.
Wine, cheese, crackers and other foods are available at Village Hollow Candles and Gifts. Two of West Winery's selections are exclusive to this location: Mark Twain Reserve (semi-dry red) and An Innocent Broad (sweet white).
The Circle O Lodge is a three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom log home built in 2010 and fully furnished. The lodge is surrounded by 60 acres of mixed terrain, with timber, wetlands, to open grassland making it a natural setting for family and friends to gather for reunions and outings.
Our mission is to provide a reasonably priced location for families, friends and corporate or social groups to enjoy. Being good stewards of the land is one of our key goals. To achieve this goal, we have worked closely with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), a division of the US Forest Foundation, to become an ATFS Certified Family Forest.
We continue to work with the Missouri Department of Conservation on various programs such as prairie grass restoration, reforestation, wildlife habitat and riparian improvement.
Revisit the birth of nature, visit local attractions such as the boyhood hometown of Walt Disney and spend a few relaxing days on the Circle O. For more details please visit our website.
This family owned winery in rural Pike County started as a hobby and now is producing nearly 500 gallons of wine per year. You can sample wines in the on-site tasting room and enjoy a picnic in the peaceful setting of our outdoor seating area.
We feature St. Vincent and Vignoles grown on the property, and Norton that's grown in nearby Louisiana, Missouri. We have blended our wines from dry, semi-sweet to sweet. Also, we carry craft beer from Bat Creek Brewery, in Bowling Green.
Open May thru October, Saturdays and Sundays; other days by appointment. We are located about 25 minutes from Mark Twain's hometown, Hannibal.
Visit our Facebook page for music and event schedules, also to see if we are open for special occasions (like Christmas).
If it has anything to do with ice cream, it has everything to do with Cold Stone Creamery. From unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes and shakes, nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone. It starts with using the highest quality ingredients and ends with our signature process for preparing your custom creation on a frozen granite stone. In the Wildwood Town Center.
We have 45 sites (15 pull-thru) with 30/50 amp hookups, water and sewer; tent sites, showers; laundry; arena campfire; firewood; Wi-Fi; cable; mini-golf; banquet room; pavilion; soft-serve ice cream; and propane refills.
We are located nine miles from the Mississippi River; 45 minutes from Mark Twain Lake.
Offering comprehensive receptive services and tour design throughout Missouri. Itineraries are developed on-site and customized for your preferences, developed to match your criteria: leisure; student travel; culinary arts; education; historical; and incentive. We specialize in unique tours, always striving to stay on the forefront of industry trends. We bring your tour to life with historic interpreters, actors and entertainers.
Marketing support, guide services and on-site hosting available. Special arrangements for travelers from the United Kingdom, Canada and Europe.
Located at the junction of Route 61 and Business Route 61; less than 10 minutes from downtown and attractions such as the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. We offer a hot breakfast bar, Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.
The Dubach Inn is an 1871 Italianate located three blocks from Hannibal's historic Main Street.
We offer two, one-bedroom suites with private entrances, private balcony/patio, private sitting room and private bath. In addition, we have a two-bedroom suite, also with private sitting room and private bath.
Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway or are here to enjoy all Hannibal has to offer, we provide atmosphere, attention to detail and hospitality at an affordable rate.
The Econo Lodge hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of Routes 36 and 61 and is within 10 minutes of many destinations, including Hannibal-LaGrange College; Mark Twain Riverboat; Mark Twain Cave and Campground; the Molly Brown Home; the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum and Sawyer's Creek. Mark Twain Lake is about 20 minutes away.
Hannibal is a history buff's dream. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as writer Mark Twain, made his home there more than a century ago.
The campground offers 65 sites, all with electric hook-ups; paved parking; picnic tables and fire grills; playgrounds; a shower house; vault toilets; and a dump station. Equestrian campers will find shaded horse stalls with access to the Joanna Multi-Use Trail. Mark Twain Lake attracts fishermen, boaters, campers, and hunters.
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