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Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave

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Address: 300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone Number: +1 573-221-1656
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If you come to Hannibal, you must go to the Mark Twain Cave Complex. The main tour is of the namesake cave and kids and adults will learn much about the fictional Tom Sawyer and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Hannibal, Missouri
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Hannibal, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you come to Hannibal, you must go to the Mark Twain Cave Complex. The main tour is of the namesake cave and kids and adults will learn much about the fictional Tom Sawyer and the author. There's some pretty basic cave science material thrown in, as well. However, for a bit more adventure, the less famous Cameron Cave gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the tour they give. The cave is amazing, and the stories it has. Love taking my daughter there so she can learn about the cave and hear stories about Samuel Clemens

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Thank Twyla D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Mark Twain cave tour was ok. We appreciated the stories from the tour guide that were related to the stories in the book while "wondering" thru the cave. I was not a fan of how the cave didn't have that natural feel as it seemed to be converted for these tours. It was an ok visit while in Hannibal... More 

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Thank 44Renee44
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a big fan of Mark Twain's novels, we recommend seeing the cave while in Hannibal...and see if Lydia's available as your tour guide! She was both informative and fun. If you enjoyed "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", the cave is a Must See!

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Thank IndyKenn
napperville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cave is featured in the famous works of Mark Twain. The guides were great and the campground on site had no mosquitos because of the bats in the cameron cave system. This is a must visit for anyone traveling to Hannibal MO.

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Thank Roderick B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the cave that stimlulated young Samuel Clemens mind to write the tales he wrote. The cave itself was interesting and fun to walk through. Very easy walk, plenty of proper light. the views, signatures, stories of people's exploits in the cave, all interesting.

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Thank Sean F
Moncton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our cave tour, had a wonderful, knowledgeable guide who did an excellent job. We were extremely pleased to see and experience parts of the cave described in Tom Sawyer as well as the Jesse James hideout. This was one of the highlights of our 2014 road trip across the USA from Maine to California and back across... More 

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Cameron, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a must do!! Very fun experience. A little pricey but very comparable to pricing of any other cave visit. The guides are very informative and entertaining. Fair warning it is a little chilly inside the cave year round, nice to have a jacket on hand just in case.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Knowing this is "the" cave that was written about by Mark Twain is part of the fun. It may be a bit pricey for a whole family to tour so plan to take it with older children who will appreciate it.

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Hannibal, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It was a great experience filled with alot of knowledge. I thought the tickets were a little bit over priced.

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