“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.” – Mark Twain
Mark Twain was so right. And we love it. Your adventures in Hannibal might not always be weird, wacky and wonderful, but then again they could be.
You could be in the office, and a week later be meeting with a film crew from CBS Sunday Morning, who have flown from New York to Hannibal to do a story on Mark Twain impersonators. (Yep, that happened last week.)
Or you could get a poster about a free performance in the riverfront park from actors floating down the Mississippi portraying ghost clowns. (Yes, that happened a few years ago, and no I don’t know what ‘ghost clowns’ are.)
You could be enjoying a Hannibal Caveman game on a Saturday night, and have that game make national news across the country, for an unexpected reason. (Yep, that happened last week too. It made it on the Today Show.)
Just think how many more exciting and unexpected things could happen if you were ALREADY doing something unexpected? Here are some ideas for unexpected things you can do in Hannibal. We can’t promise you’ll experience something that will make national news … but who knows?
The Total Eclipse Tour – Would you like to go where few have gone before? Do you like crawling through dark passages, exploring caves by flashlight? If so, the Total Eclipse Tour has your name written all over it.
Rapid Descent – Ahhhh … a relaxing … JUMP … out of airplane?! Yep, Barron Aviation in Hannibal offers tandem skydives. How many people can say they did THAT on vacation?
Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tours – If you’ve ever wanted to be a part of one of the countless ‘ghost hunting’ TV shows, give this a try. With tourists constantly uploading their pictures with unexplained images and orbs taken during the tour, you never know what you will see.
So, next time you are looking to have adventures in Hannibal, Missouri, do something weird, wacky and wonderfully unexpected. You might just have the time of your life.
Written by Megan Rapp, assistant director and group sales manager for the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau.