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Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave

Address: 300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, MO 63401
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Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks

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East Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Horrible experience! I talked to a Sherry on the phone to see if they would be open on Jan 3rd and to let her know that I drove 200 miles last year only to find out they were closed and she hung up on me!! Not only that, but was acting rude and was combative with me. She kept asking... More 

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Illinois
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129 reviews 129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

these caves are really cool to see. nice gift shop. you can pan for gems across the street, we always go there when in Hannibal.

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Hannibal, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Since I retired a few years ago I have been doing some maintenance work at the Mark Twain Cave and Campground. I also guide tours in both Mark Twain and Cameron Cave as well. I never get tired of working or guiding in either cave and it is somewhat humbling to work in Mark Twain Cave knowing that Samuel Clemons... More 

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Las Vegas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The cave was awesome, the husband took hundreds of pictures and it was great how they wrapped the history of the town in the tour of the caves. It is a must see!!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The tour guide was quite entertaining. The tour of the cave was very easy even for small children. There were no steps or steep inclines.

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Bonner Springs, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

There isn't a lot of pretty formations here but is chock full of history & our guide made it interesting & fun!

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Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Mark twain cave and the surrounding hannibal sites can be very crowded during the summer so try visiting in fall. I've been several times but never during the off season until recently. The mark twain cave tour was informative and the guide very entertaining. The group was small and we were never hurried along. Historical downtown has many restaurants, shops... More 

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Raymore, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The tour was an hour long and it really seemed to fly by. Our tour guide was funny and very knowledgeable about the cave and local legends. A must see if you visit Hannibal.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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