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Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave

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Address: 300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, MO 63401
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Worth it to do once

My husband and I did the cave tour with another couple. It was a fun overall, heard some interesting stories and saw some supposed hideouts of Jessie James. The tour guide did a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Silvis, Illinois
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a simple cave of limestone layers. Nothing spectacular as far as caves go but having read Tom Sawyer and the passages about this cave made it worth taking the time to go through it. As cave tours go I thought it was a little expensive for what was received.

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Silvis, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I did the cave tour with another couple. It was a fun overall, heard some interesting stories and saw some supposed hideouts of Jessie James. The tour guide did a good job with the storytelling, kept it interesting. We will probably do this again when our son is old enough to go.

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East Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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 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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