Things to Do

Mark Twain Cave Complex

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Credit: Hannibal CVB
Aladdin's Palace
Autograph Alley

This is the cave author Mark Twain described in five of his books. The cave was first shown in 1886. It is a registered National Natural Landmark.

This is one of a few labyrinth style caves in the world, where the passages form crisscross patterns. The tour lasts one hour and is 52 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.There are no stairs – good walking shoes are recommended. 

Located on Route 79, two miles south of historic downtown Hannibal.

Tickets: Adults, $19.95; ages 6-12, $10.95; ages 2-5, $5. Group rates offered.

Candlelight Legacy Tour offered for the 200th Anniversary of the discovery 1819-1820. Cost is $18.19. Call for times and dates at 573-221-1656.

Cameron Cave (tours by lantern light) Cave Hollow West Winery and Mark Twain Cave Campground are on-site.

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300 Cave Hollow Road
Hannibal, MO 63401

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Winery / Vineyard
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
Military Discount
General Interest Info
ATM Available
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Restaurant On-site
Shuttle Service Available
This Facility Is On The National Register Of Historic Places
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
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