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Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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it was fun and interesting.

it was fun to find out facts about mark twain and what he did, and the cave was awsome. I would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Timeawayfromeveryday
Fun experience

Totally worth it if visiting nearby. That is a huge, impressive cave. I would've loved to explore... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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300 Cave Hollow Rd, Hannibal, MO 63401-5386
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cameron Cave was closed when we went, so this review is based on the Mark Twain Cave only. If you are a hardcore Huck Finn or old graffiti fan, I would heartily recommend; otherwise, not so much.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was fun to find out facts about mark twain and what he did, and the cave was awsome. I would most likely do this again.

Date of experience: October 2019
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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the park is full don't expect any privacy or sense of peace. Kids were everywhere around us and heard lots of screaming and having fun at the playground area. In addition, adults in the campground were still up and talking loudly at 1 AM....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jane A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally worth it if visiting nearby. That is a huge, impressive cave. I would've loved to explore it more. The tour guide was very friendly and made the tour fun with a few jokes and a lot of good stories. It was enjoyed by all...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank porterfam4
MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad your family enjoyed their time with us! Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this place. Though not one of the more impressive caves none the less the history makes it a stand out. One of the more interesting finds was Samuel Clemens signature on one of the walls from when he was a child.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cave is a must see if you visit Hannibal. It is very neat to walk through and see the history. All the names written and seeing how much lower the cave floor has gotten over the years is interesting. Hearing all the stories and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

These caves were interesting not only for their natural beauty, but because they have real history behind them. You get a good sense of how they inspired portions of Tom Sawyer. Our tour guide Claudia did very well. It was a 45 min - 1...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KDAA
MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

This cave is very famous because Mark Twain lived in Hannibal, and explored the cave in his teens. He then used the cave setting to write the story about Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher getting lost in the cave. I am not a cave enthusiast...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

We did not make it to Cameron Cave, but LOVED Mark Twain Cave. As a former Tour Guide of another Cave in MO, we really tried hard (and were warned against) the cheesy cave jokes. Here, they use them plentifully. If you don't like puns,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! The Clemens signature is now included on every tour as of October 9th. We are sorry to hear it was mentioned so offhandedly during your visit. We are so glad you came back for a...More

Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Haven’t been since I was a young child (going on 20+ yrs) it was very neat to go back with my own child along with my parents! Still a great tour!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Angie L
July 26, 2019|
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Response from MarkTwainCave E | Property representative |
We have some very narrow passageways on the tour route. We have some umbrella strollers that we know fit through that are free to use on a first come first serve basis.
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Angie L
July 26, 2019|
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Response from MarkTwainCave E | Property representative |
Most Stroller do not fit. However, we do have a couple umbrella strollers that we know fit. Just ask for one at the front desk.
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Rose S
July 18, 2019|
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Response from Legend54321 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not. The path ways are too narrow
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