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Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave

300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, MO 63401
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Raymore, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We drove a short way to see what the caves were like and because it was a very hot afternoon we toured the Mark Twain Cave. It was a very cool 55-60 degrees inside. Our guide was very knowledgeable, although we thought he was in a little bit of a hurry. Cameron Cave was closed for some reason. This was... More

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We recently took the 3:00 tour of Mark Twain Cave when visiting the Hannibal area to learn more about Mark Twain. We really enjoyed the tour! Our tour guide did a really nice job--he was informative, had a sense of humor, and was great with the kids on our tour. He was good at answering questions that people had. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This was a great place to add to my bucket list. My guide was a very pleasant young lady who did her job quite well Thank you! Nice and cool inside the cave so so you may want to wear a jacket. Several other shops there . Lovers leap was not far and Hannibal has several places to look at!

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