Tag Archives: Mark Twain

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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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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Hannibal: For a Person Your Age

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My parents are infinitely annoyed by the phrase: For a person of your age. Whether it is scientifically stated, like a doctor telling my mom she is at a good weight ‘for a person of her age,’ or implied, such as a man complementing my father on an agile bleacher dismount at a little league game, it can be grating. …

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Book, Brews and Birds: Relax This Winter in Hannibal

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Winter is the time of year when divisions arise in many a household. Over what, you ask. Precious free time on cold indoor days, of course! Broadly speaking, there are two camps: The ‘curl up with a cup of hot tea and a good book’ camp, and the ‘grab a cold one and watch the game while yelling at the TV’ …

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Show-Me Five: Things to See and Do in Hannibal


There’s a lot to do in Hannibal. I mean, just look at this list of events and this list of things to do and see over the next couple of months. But let’s step back for a bit. If there were only five things you could do – think a one-day trip – what would you do? Here’s a quick list …

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Sailing the Mighty Mississippi with Twain

Enjoy a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River in Hannibal.

Growing up, if you asked me my favorite place to visit, I would have said the library. I loved to read everything, from Judy Blume to J.K. Rowling, and of course, being a Missouri girl, Mark Twain. I was fascinated with the way his novels and short stories offered a great adventure you could revel in – one that led …

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Bicycle Along The Way of American Genius


Mark Twain. Pony Express. Sliced Bread. Walt Disney. These innovators and innovations are some of the most famous in our nation’s history and have set the standard for genius. When cycling or biking along Highway 36, you enjoy natural, cultural and historic sites, scenic farms, charming small towns, and museums. Along the route, discover those individuals and ideas that have …

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Let’s Make a New Year’s Resolution We’ll Keep!


“New Year’s Day–Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community.” – Mark Twain I hate New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe it’s the focus …

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Travel Pros Enjoy Travel, Too

“I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” This quote from “Tom Sawyer Abroad,” a la Mark Twain, is on my business card. The other day I was asked “What do people in the vacation and tourism industry DO on vacation? Go work in …

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