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“mostly empty buildings .” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Becky Thatcher's House

Becky Thatcher's House
Hannibal, MO
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Hannibal
Type: Historic Sites
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Mystic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“mostly empty buildings .”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

They hardy had anything but empty rooms when you looked in the windows.

Visited June 2012
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New Florence, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“run down town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

no,hannibal its self is just run down,police is worried about money and not cleaning up mark twain land.city council is always about what cop got the most tickets in a months time

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Iowa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Supposidly doing renovations, nothing to see.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Across the street from the Mark Twain home. Nothing to see at the time of our visit, so if it is important that you see this house, call ahead to see if it is done. We were told that funding for renovations is not available so it may be a while.

Visited August 2011
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Morton, Illinois
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216 reviews 216 reviews
102 attraction reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
“Nice place to take kids if they've read the stories”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2008

Seeing any part of Hannibal is 100 x's better if you've actually read Mark Twain's works. The Becky Thatcher House is no exception. The downstairs lobby was set up as a gift shop where you can buy books. I bought a compilation of Twain's works in there relatively cheap. I remember the upstairs being set up like Becky Thatcher would have had it, but it was some time ago (about two years) since I went so my memory is a little foggy. The site isn't a must, but it is still neat if you feel like engulfing yourself into the old Tom Sawyer novel nostalgia that Hannibal puts on. I would only go if I was already in town or seeing another attraction nearby. It was either free or relatively inexpensive to see sites like this throughout the town.

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