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A great time for quiet camping!  Call us

Sept 20  Kathy Brink and Liz Bentley at the winery at 7pm

Oct 10-12 Harvest Hootenanny-fun for alll ages. Music Food Games and Grape Stomp

 

"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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Spooky Tales

Mark Twain treats guests to Spooky Tales Thursday, Friday & Saturday through the month of October.  The show starts at 6pm and takes place inside the cave!

Harvest Hootenanny

October 10-11-12

Friday Oct 10

5pm Sauced Hog will serve their BBQ

7pm Homebrewing Competition

7pm Music:  Mike Moore, Seth Wade, and  Murray Mc Farlane

9pm Flood Brothers

Saturday Oct 11

8:30 Yoga with Twisted Juniper Vino & Vinyasa

9am  Hoot-Hoot Hustle Kids Fun Run

9am Arts and Crafts Exhibitors

10am  Tour De Hannib-Ale Bike Ride

11am Best of Local Soup Tasting

12pm Pumpkin Carving Contest

12pm Kathy Beasley w/Silver Wings

1pm Cave Hollow West Winery

Grape Stomp

2pm Pie Eating Contest

3pm Hootenanny Craft Beer Fest

3p Fresh Hops-Jazz

5pm Clusterpluck- Bluegrass

7pm Field Report-Alt Rock

9pm Son Volt- Alt. Country

Sunday Oct 12

10:30 Brunch in the winery by Catered Affair  $10.95   Reservations Required

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10:30 Music TBA

All Day:Free tours through Mark Twain Cave with local ID.  Hannibal, New London, Monroe City, and Palmyra.  Space and time permitting.  Last tour at 5pm.

 

     

 

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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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