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Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave

300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, MO 63401
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Dare I say this is the "Injun Joe" cave from Mark Twains book. However, even if it didn't have a connection to MT this would be a worthwhile stop for anyone. The cave is very cool and I have enjoyed even telling firends about it.

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Atlanta, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited the Mark Twain cave and enjoyed the geology AND the history. Tour guide was new, but knew her script. As a relatively dry cave, there are few live formations. However, if you like caves this is worth the visit.

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Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The cave itself has interesting formations and an interesting history with the locals and Jesse James. If you are claustrophobic you may want to think twice about going in, as it is 250 ft. below the surface at one point, which made my husband uncomfortable for a bit. They also age cheese in a part of the cave, which is... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went here as a kid, took our kids and now grand-kids. A much smaller cave than Meremac Caverns, so a very different feel. Lots of history about Mark Twain's childhood and Tom Sawyer's exploits.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
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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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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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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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