Hannibal, known as America’s Hometown, keeps the spirit of Mark Twain alive. Many Hannibal attractions are centered on the life and times of the famous author Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, who called Hannibal home. In Hannibal, you can tour Twain’s home, cruise the Mighty Mississippi explore the caves from Mark Twain’s books, visit historic homes, attend one of the many festivals and relive the magic of Tom and Huck.