Tag Archives: Hannibal

Tour Missouri’s Innovative History While Biking Hwy 36

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When you think of innovators and innovations from Missouri, some that might come to mind include Walt Disney, Mark Twain, retailer JC Penney, World War I Gen. John “Blackjack” Pershing, outlaw Jesse James, The Pony Express, the invention of sliced bread, and Dr. A.T. Still. These people and events all have ties and connections to northern Missouri, and the Highway 36 …

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Take a Fall Drive in Missouri


Trees drenched in shades of red, orange and yellow are a sure sign, and favorite annual occurrence, of autumn in Missouri.  And with so much foliage, the Show-Me State is an ideal place for fall leaf-peeping. Of course, there’s a lot of ground to cover in Missouri, so picking a route might be the most difficult part of your excursion. …

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To The Batcave!

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For me, enjoying the outdoors gets a bit easier after August.  Even being born and raised in Missouri, I still get zapped from the 200% humidity we often have in July and August. This year, I’m looking forward to exploring more of Hannibal’s newest park on my (as yet unpurchased) new bike in September and October. Sodalis Nature Preserve, which …

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Missouri Eats: Mark Twain Brewing Company

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Across the street from Samuel Clemens’ childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, is the aptly named Mark Twain Brewing Co. Husband-and wife brewers Dave Alley and Cat Golden quit their jobs in Tennessee to apprentice with Maryland Heights-based O’Fallon Brewery, and eventually landed the brewing gig at Mark Twain. They produce five brews year-round, plus a handful of seasonals and special …

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Summer Road Trips: Hannibal

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AKA “Edutainment”; or “How to get the kids to learn something on your vacation without them realizing it” We understand.  The last bell of the semester rings, and suddenly it seems like half of what your children learned that year is magically sucked from their brains.  Endless days of video games, sports and free time stretch before their eyes, while …

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The Perfect Formula for Romance in Hannibal


They may not be as well-known as Einstein’s E=MC2, but we promise our formulas will be perfect for that special someone! We break it down below. Formula 1: V(C+J)=<3 Vacation including Chocolate and Jewelry = Romance! <3 An unexpected vacation to one of Hannibal, Missouri’s fine B&Bs, like the Dubach Inn, Reagan’s Queen Anne or the Belvedere Inn is a …

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Show-Me Scary: Northeast Missouri

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Searching for haunted places in Northeast Missouri? You’re in luck. Here are a few spooky locations where you can scare yourself silly. Hannibal, St. Louis and St. Charles are home to many ghost stories, tragic tales and perhaps spirits themselves. This guide gives you a breakdown of destinations that will make your hair stand on end. Feel free to visit …

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A Mental Coffee Break in Hannibal


Mmmmm… the wonderful smell that wakes you up in the morning.  That pick-me up when the-mid afternoon slump hits.  What would we do without coffee? Hannibal is very lucky to have Java Jive – the First Coffee Shop West of the Mississippi. (No, really – it’s one block from the Mississippi.  They dare you to find a coffee shop closer.) …

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Missouri Artists Unleash the Power of Steampunk

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High adventure in imaginary worlds of gaslight and gears: welcome to steampunk! This Victorian-flavored blend of science fiction and history is inspiring visual and performing artists, filmmakers, and writers all around our state. Missouri even has a new all-steampunk festival on Labor Day Weeken, the Big River Steampunk Festival in the 19th-century streets of downtown Hannibal. We talk with artists …

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Hannibal: More Than Mark Twain

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If you have visited Hannibal, you have most likely done everything Mark Twain-related. You have jumped on the Riverboat ride, you’ve toured his boyhood home and visited the Mark Twain Museum. You may think you have hit all the major allures of Hannibal- so that’s it, right? Wrong! This town has a lot to offer, in addition to the great …

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