Hannibal, Missouri, USA

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The community is best known as the boyhood home of author Mark Twain and as the setting of his The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. with numerous historical sites related to Mark Twain and sites depicted in his fiction. Hannibal draws both American and international tourists.

Hannibal boasts more parks per citizen than most towns in the Midwest. It is a wonderful place to hike, or bike. Boaters will find easy access to the Mississippi, as well as local lakes. Hannibal has grown into a thriving haven for artisans, and is included in the famous 50 Miles of Art. 50 Miles of Art includes a scenic drive on Highway 79 and focuses on the growing art communities of Hannibal, Louisiana and Clarksville.

Things to See & Do

* Riverview Park
* Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse
* Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Properties
* Rockcliffe Mansion
* Mark Twain Cave

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 18,000 approx
Land Area – 37.8 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The docking port is located on the Mississippi River.

Travel Links – Burlington Trailways operates daily buses in each direction between St. Louis and places in Iowa, stopping in Hannibal.

Hannibal Regional Airport, (formerly Hannibal Municipal Airport) was named William P. Lear Field in 2003 in honor of the inventor of the Lear Jet. The airport is located 4 miles (6.4 km) west of downtown and has one runway 4,400' x 100'.American Airlines partner Cape Air operate flights from St. Louis to nearby (28 miles away) Quincy, IL.