Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hannibal, Missouri

"Hannibal, Missouri - where history and adventure meet. Create your own adventure and take to the road for the Great American Road Trip. In our age of technology, where endless information is at our fingertips, there is something magical about getting in the car and taking off to experience life firsthand. Located at the intersection of two four-lane highways as well as a National Scenic Byway, Hannibal can be accessed  on a major highway or along the scenic road less traveled. When you arrive, you'll discover friendly people, rich history and so many unique experiences you'll want to return year after year."

"Hannibal's most-famous son is Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known worldwide as Mark Twain.  At the age of four, Sam's family moved to Hannibal from his birthplace in Florida, Missouri, about thirty miles to the southwest.  Many of the popular characters featured in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and other famous works, were based upon people Sam had known while growing up in Hannibal.  Today, visitors can still tour Mark Twain’s boyhood home, the Becky Thatcher house, and the famous Mark Twain Cave."

I was in Hannibal for a QUICK visit back in August.  Didn't get a chance to take many pictures, but I walked through the tiny downtown.  I'd love to go back and explore one of these days.

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  1. I have never been to Hannibel...but would love to. Thanks for sharing.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

  2. I would love to visit sometime! Maybe on one of my wandering road trips, I'll just head that way!

  3. Someplace special, if Mark Twain lived there {:-Deb

  4. A road trip in the US is on my bucket list - so you never know I might just make it to Hannibal one day! :-)

  5. I was in Hannibal once...a long time ago! I remember it as quite charming!

    I hope you get to visit again...and to see that fun car in person.

    Thanks for linking.