Colloquially known as ‘America’s Hometown’, Hannibal is a relatively small town in the heart of Missouri that offers a myriad of attractive reasons for visitors to want to learn more about this historic location. Of course, the highlight of Hannibal, Missouri is the boyhood home of Mark Twain. But there are plenty of other things to do in Hannibal Missouri that justify spending some time here while exploring the rest of the ‘Show Me’ state.
Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal, Missouri This cave’s maze of passages inspired Mark Twain to write about Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher getting lost in McDougal’s Cave. Discovered in 1819, the cave also served as a hideout for notorious bank robber Jesse James. Guided tours may include a costumed Tom and Becky on weekends (marktwaincave.com).