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Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave

300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, MO 63401
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We toured the Mark Twain Cave. I was a little afraid of being too claustrophobic, but asked the cashier and guide several questions. They were both really nice and answered the questions. I was really glad we did the cave as I was not claustrophobic at all and it was really amazing. I loved that the guide included the Tom... More

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Northfield
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We chose to tour the Cameron Cave because it was a less commercialized cave. Although we have toured numerous caves, I really enjoyed this one. It had quartz formations all over the walls that were fascinating. Our tour guide was a delightful and informative. He made it interesting and fun. We even saw a few bats up close. It is... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Good cave tour by guide Ed, who added his own special touches along the way. Friendly and informative. Quite a different cave - such a maze, and all the signatures from so many years ago were quite interesting. Too bad Cameron Cave was closed for the season. We really came for the campground. Away from town, it's quiet and peaceful... More

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Raymore, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Mark Twain cave tour, partly because we are both readers who have enjoyed Mark Twain's stories of Tom and Huck. The cave helped make the books even more alive. When Norman Rockwell visited the cave as part of his research prior to illustrating the books about Tom and Huck, he found the cave... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Cameron Cave was not available for viewing for some reason which was not made clear, so I cannot offer any comment on this. If you have read The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer you will find the Mark Twain cave fascinating, as much of the story was set here. However the tour round the cave was expensive ($15.95 per adult with... More

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Missouri
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Interesting tour of a cave. Narrow walkways give feeling of exploring cave more than some cave tours I've been on. Ties to Mark Twain/Tom Sawyer add to the tour. A jacket makes the tour more enjoyable as temperatures are 52º year round.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For less than $20 you can experience a guided walking tour several hundred feet below the earth's surface. It is lighted (until to guide turns out the lights so you can see how dark it really is). You get to re-live and retrace the steps of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thacker of Mark Twain fame. It's always 52 degrees -... More

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New Bloomfield, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took our children there this weekend and they loved it. My husband and I used to go when we were kids and moved away. So glad we made the trip to show them what we did as children. Our tour guide Thomas was great!!

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Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took the 1:20 tour of Cameron Cave and it was well worth it. This cave has some of the most spectacular natural walkways I have ever seen. Although it does not have many wet formations or water spots the stone is amazing. Be warned... There are bats everywhere. Either don't look up or close you eyes when someone points... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There's something about walking into places that you first experienced in stories from your youth, it's a bit magical. Being guided through this cave was very magical. Everyone's faces showed a kid-like wonder as we walked along. The air and sounds were cool, the hundreds of 19th and 20th century initials carved into the walls were cool (Jesse James, included),... More

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