Fun things to do in Hannibal: Sites & Activities
There are loads of things to do in Hannibal with many interesting and fun places to visit. Go to all of them. You won’t be disappointed but you will need wine after!!
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Sites & Activities
Mississippi Mind Trap & Escape Room
Mississippi Mind Trap is a fun, exciting & interactive entertainment experience. You, your family & friends will attempt to find clues and solve puzzles while trying to escape one of our realistically themed rooms within the time limit.
Mark Twain Riverboat
The Mark Twain Riverboat has been a unique fixture on the banks of the Mississippi for more than 30 years, offering visitors an up-close view of the Mississippi River during either 1-hour guided tours or 2-hour dinner cruises.
Hannibal river cruises give visitors the opportunity to explore the Mississippi just like Tom and Huck. This Mississippi River Cruise departs from Center Street Landing three times daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with two departures daily during September and October.
Built in 1964, the Mark Twain Riverboat is 120 ft. long, 33 ft. wide and has a 400-passenger capacity, so there is plenty of room aboard the vessel, which is wheelchair accessible (w/ some limitations.)
Center Street Landing
Call (573) 221-3222 to make reservations…you’ll need them for the dinner cruise.
Rockcliffe Mansion was built between 1898 and 1900 by lumber baron John J. Cruikshank Jr. for his 2nd wife and four daughters. It is a 13,500 sq. ft. grand residence originally built on a 10-acre estate, situated on a limestone bluff with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, Lover’s Leap, and historic Hannibal. The family lived in Rockcliffe (as the family called it) until Mr. Cruikshank passed in 1924. It was then closed, vacant and abandoned for the next 43 years. Decorated in the Late Victorian and Art Nouveau styles, most of the original antique furnishings, gas/electric combination lighting fixtures, high-end plumbing fixtures, and personal effects of the original family were preserved and are on display
1000 Bird Street
Jim’s Journey Freedom Center
Visit Hannibal’s only museum dedicated to the African American who inspired the character of Jim in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Open seasonally, Jim’s Journey Freedom Center is Hannibal’s newest museum. In Hannibal’s first memorial to “Jim”, aka Daniel Quarles, view Samuel Clemens, the humanitarian, and explore the lives of African Americans who influenced his life and works. The Freedom Center also details the history of African Americans in Hannibal and highlights the lives and accomplishments of prominent African Americans from Hannibal. You will have the opportunity to explore the proud history of many African American Hannibal residents who through the generations have called Hannibal Missouri home.
The museum is conveniently located close to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Properties.
509 N. 3rd St.
(217) 617-1507 • Free Admission
Please Call for Tour Times
Art Galleries & Studios
You will find an enormous, exciting selection of art & jewelry & pottery in downtown Hannibal. Please visit all of them and if you have any money left, go get a beer or a glass of wine!! Really…here they are in alphabetical order:
Alliance Art Gallery – co-op gallery featuring local artists in many mediums…stone, paint, metal, wood. Where Bob buys my Christmas presents!!
121 N. Main St.
Ayers Pottery – handcrafted pottery, made right here in Hannibal – best mugs anywhere!
308 N. 3rd Street
Mississippi River Gallery Fine Art & Framing – the best in Mississippi River art
319 North Main Street
Native American Trading Company and Gallery – seriously – if we ever stop renovating houses, I am spending my last nickel here – but – trust me – you’ll need more than that! Hey -it is soooo worth it!
115 North Main Street
Hannibal Arts Council – beautiful works of art created by artists around the Hannibal region
105 South Main Street
We have guests drive stuff home to Texas – that’s how great our antique shops are here!! Even if you don’t buy – you’ll have fun looking at all the treasures. I promise.
Aunt Polly’s Treasures
213 Hill Street
Encore Emporium ****
109 South 4th St.
Lydia’s Cabinet of Curiosities
223 North Main St.
Pudd’ N Heads
115 Bird St
114 North Main St.
New London Old School Marketplace
1101 South Main St, New London, MO 63459