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Planters Barn Theater

Address: 319 North Main Street, Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone Number: 573-231-0021
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Ranked #11 of 20 things to do in Hannibal
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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English first
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

A Mark Twain portrayer (can't remember his name) gave a lecture as Mark Twain would have done. What was most interesting was the conversation before the lecture with the visitor's. It was like talking to Mark Twain himself. Go early and visit and have tea and treats...included with the price.

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Daphne, Alabama
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84 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Definitely need to consider putting this on your Hannibal agenda. There's not much to do after 5pm, but this is one thing you can do. "Mark Twain" will mingle with you beforehand and regale you with wit, wisdom and humor all through the show.

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Davenport, Iowa
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26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed Richard Garey as "Mark Twain Himself" The wit and humor of Mark Twain makes you feel that Samuel Clemens is there in the room himself. This was a terrific experience and the ultimate highlight of our trip to Hannibal.

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Hannibal, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Richard Garey does an awesome job as Mark Twain. A very enjoyable show.Different every time. Garey also does a "Must See" performance of with A Shepherds Tale at Christmas time. It is eye-opening and deepens your appreciation of the reason for the season. The theater itself isquaint and intimate. Lots of parking outside. I love the location in the center... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Saw Mark Twain actor----wonderful experience. I thought I was seeing and hearing Mark Twain himself!!!

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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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75 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

First off, I should say that I'm not really a Mark Twain fan, but I thought this would be an appropriate thing to do while in Hannibal, so we went. The theater is cozy, and tea and cookies are included in the price. The actor visits with the audience in the "tea room" area before the show. He is in... More 

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

My son and I went to see "Mark Twain" at the Planters Barn Theater. The man who was Mark Twain (can't remember his name) did an outstanding job! The atmosphere was of the theater was so cozy and inviting and we felt like we were truly watching Mark Twain.

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Hutch, MN
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Mark Twain really lives !!! This show was so awesome. Mr. Garey lives and breathes Samuel Clemens !! He kept character through out the entie time he was in the theater and even when we saw him at the museum - he WAS Mark Twain !! This was by far an even better experience than we expected. The ambiance of... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

I felt compelled to inform the public about the true nature of the Mark Twain HIMSELF show, after reading the review below. Apparently the reviewer is unfamiliar with All that is Twain. Twain cannot be compared to the likes of Larry the Cable Guy, or Robin Williams. So to those who enjoy and understand Twain, this is a wonderful show,... More 

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st. joseph
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Although the show was probably interesting to some, my wife and I hated it. We read advertisements around town saying this show was "hilarious" and what not, but we didn't laugh once. We paid $32.00 for 1 hour of bordem don't waste your money. There were people actually asleep during the show. I suppose if you love mark twain you... More 

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