Visiting Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum is a must. Enjoy a self-guided tour through a maze of Twain attractions: his boyhood home, J.M. Clemens Justice of the Peace office and a museum dedicated to Twain’s life. It’s a great place to learn more about the American author and real-life people who inspired his writings.
If you’re a history buff, Hannibal History Museum should be on your radar. It explores the city’s history and has a fun section on famous Hannibalians, such as the Unsinkable Molly Brown and inventor of the Lear Jet and founder of Motorola, Bill Lear.
Mark Twin Riverboat offers one- and two-hour cruises daily (two-hour cruises include a meal). Select the one-hour sightseeing cruise, which is a leisurely boat ride down the Mississippi where you can soak up the scenery and learn a little bit more about Hannibal.
Downtown Hannibal is filled with cute shops peddling items like jewelry, soap, housewares and pottery.