A July 2005 trip
to Hannibal by Coach Bear
Quote: More than 125 years have passed since the time of Mark Twain. However, a weekend visit to Hannibal still shows that the town has many of the same attributes that were brought out in the stories of hometown writer Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain).
Visitors to Hannibal can ride a riverboat (named after the man himself), tour a cave (believed to be the inspiration for the scene in Tom Sawyer with Injun Joe, Huck, Finn, Becky Thatcher, and Tom), see Twain's birth home, visit famed Lover's Leap, see the home of the Unsinkable Molly Brown, and visit many other historic locations. Each year, there are numerous art fairs and crafting fairs, along with the National Mark Twain Days (in July).
Come along for a visit to this incredible spot on the Mississippi River.
Many local and national tour companies can help to obtain small discounts on tickets for the local historic sights. Many people enjoy walking along the river and fishing. This was a favorite pastime of young Samuel Clemens.