Hwy 79 S, Hannibal Missouri
This cave was discovered in the Winter of 1819-1820 when a man named Jack Sims was hunting and his dog chased an animal into a small opening. A young man by the name of Samuel Clemens, (Mark Twain), explored the cave quite frequently and helped the cave gain worldwide fame in Mark Twain's stories as the cave where Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher were lost, and Injun Joe's buried treasure was hidden.
The Mark Twain Cave is also the oldest show cave in the state of Missouri, giving tours for over 114 years. The cave has also served as a place of hiding for Indians, trappers of animals for trade, the infamous Jesse James and slaves searching for freedom via the Underground Railroad.
One hour guided tours are offered.
Olivia's Gift Shop is accross the street from the cave.
(Eldred) Bluffdale Vacation Farm
(Hannibal) Cameron Cave
(Hannibal) Hannibal Trolley Company
(Hunnewell) Hunnewell Lake
(Hannibal) Mark Twain Cave
(Stoutsville) Mark Twain Lake
12/13 Coming to The Hannibal area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.