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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.

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    This is a perfect time to tour the cave. 

                        No crowds!

"By and by somebody shouted, Who's ready for the cave"
-Mark Twain

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!


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November 15, 7-11pm

Rock and Roll Revival

Second Annual Turkey Bowl


November 29, 7-10pm

Toys for Tots, Toddies & Tunes

Bring an unwrapped toy for ages 8-13.

Tunes by Seven Days Fuller

December 20, 1-4pm

Micheal Gaines on Piano






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573-221-1656 • 300 Cave Hollow Road • Hannibal, Missouri 63401
I-72/36 East and West to Scenic bypass Highway 79 South to Cave Hollow Road (right)
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