Schools: This is a perfect time to schedule your class field trip. The earlier you call the better chance to get the time you need for you and your students.
This is a perfect time to tour the cave.
"By and by somebody shouted, Who's ready for the cave"
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. To find us click on Maps and Weather on the margin..
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.
Cameron Cave is a 1 hour and 20 minute tour, and several people will carry lanterns as the cave is very nearly like it was first discovered in 1925. Click on Tickets and Tours for more info.
Shopping is a delight in our Visitor's Center where we have a great selection of gifts, books, souvenirs and collectibles. Here you will also find Rock'n Cafe offering sandwiches, ice cream, soda, candy, popcorn, and many flavors of homemade fudge!
Just a few steps away across the creek from the Visitor Center is Sticks, Stones and Bones, and a sluice where kids of all ages can pan for semi-precious gemstones. Next to Sticks and Stones is Village Hollow General Store featuring gifts that are uniquely made in Missouri. You'll find pasta, sauces, jams, jellies, sodas, party dips and even textiles - all from Missouri.
BIG NEWS! Cave Hollow West Winery our new winery offers the chance to enjoy some really fine, local wine in a casual atmosphere. You can also hold small receptions (under 100 people), events or meetings in Hannibal's first full scale winery. Cave Hollow West Winery Tasting Room is open for wine tastings of our own locally made wines.
Last, but certainly not least, we have a gorgeous campground for those of you visiting for more than a day. Mark Twain Cave Campground sits in a quiet, shady, secluded valley. We offer full hookups for RV's, laundry, restrooms and showers, a dump station, a safe playground for kids,basketball area, volleyball court and a brand new official horseshoe area! We also have a newly remodeled camp store on the premises providing, camping supplies, ice, firewood, and lots of goodies!
Front Page News!
Cave Hollow West Winery
Please excuse our mess
We are open dring our remodeling on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays from 11-4. During the week come to the Visitors Center and we will open so you can taste our fabulous wines.
Just remember we will open for you if you don't care about a little sawdust floating around in the air!
We have a mess in the Visitors Center now too. This is the time of year we get ready for your visit. Also we are getting a head start on upgrades for the National Cave Association Conference here in 2017.
Holiday Camping Reservations
Preferred siites are filling up fast right now for all of the holidays. Call 1800-527-0304 now to reserve your site.
Mark your Calendar
Watch for our Calendar of Events to come out about the first of March. We will have a list of events, some new some tried and true.
This is wine competition season up in Finger Lakes, NY and our winemaker will enter that competition so watch for further details.
Lots to choose from
Souveniers are coming in a steady pace. Schools will be arriving and we will be ready for them.
Did you know...
Did you know that bats can live between 15-30 years!
Mark Twain Cave is open all year.