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Hannibal - Mark Twain Cave Complex

300 Cave Hollow Road

The Mark Twain Cave Complex boasts America's Oldest and Newest Show Caves. Mark Twain Cave is Missouri's first Show Cave. The cave was first shown in 1886 and is a Registered National Natural Landmark.We are located approximately one mile south of Hannibal on Highway 79.

When you visit us you will find a wealth of fun and interesting things to do! We have ample parking and free picnic grounds. We welcome school groups and tour buses.

Experienced guides will escort you on the 55 minute tour of Mark Twain Cave where the walkways are level and smooth, and there are no steps. Because of the natural state of our cave it is not wheelchair accessible. Our cave stays a constant 52 degrees year round! (A light jacket or sweater is recommended on the tours.) Please wear sensible walking shoes.



Saturday, March 3, 2018
Definitely worth the money and time. The staff here are very friendly and knowledgeable. They really seem like they enjoy the history of the place! If you're a very large person- don't do the cave tour.. There are some spots you won't be able to fit through. The winery was cool too! Some really great local made wine we decided to try and buy before the tour started. The gift shop has everything! Plenty of parking and I could only imagine that the campgrounds are just as cool.

Robert S

Sunday, April 1, 2018
This tour was very informative and interesting. The cave is huge is huge. The historical information presented is very good. It is well worth the money. Our tour guide was excellent!!!

John Craighead

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Jeremiah was an excellent tour guide! This cave is a wonderful piece of history. Easy to navigate for all ages.

Jacob Braddock

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Cave was super cool and the tour guides were very engaging and knowledgeable go through both caves if you can. The mark Twain cave was easy to walk and could be done by almost anyone who walks on their own I imagine. Bring a flashlight to look down all of the caverns and see what nature has created.

Danette Connors

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Beautiful place. We took the Mark Twain cave tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. It was beautiful inside the caves and a little spooky but lots of fun.

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