Introduction to Hannibal, Missouri
The area now known as the City of Hannibal was originally inhabited by the Native American tribes. It was founded in 1819 by Moses Bates. It was the easy access to railroad and Mississippi river that helped the city to grow. Hannibal was incorporated as a city in 1845. It was the boyhood home of Mark Twain, the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Hannibal and nearby Attractions
- Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
- Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum
- Huck Finn Shopping Center
- Hannibal Old Jail Museum
- Mark Twain Lake
- Becky Thatcher House
Things To Do In Hannibal
Hannibal is home to many parks and open spaces such as the Riverview Park, Central Park, Clemens Field, and Huckleberry Park. Boating and fishing can be enjoyed on the McKay Lake and Mark Twain Lake. The Huck Finn Shopping Center and Steamboat Bend Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. One can visit the Centennial Memorial Lighthouse and Molly Brown Birthplace and Museum. The Haunted House on Hill Street is worth visiting. It also includes a Wax Museum. Every year, the city hosts the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival, River Arts Festival, Land of Mark Twain Bluegrass Festival, and National Tom Sawyer Days.
Air transport facilities are available at Quincy Regional Airport - Baldwin Field
Hannibal Higher Education
Hannibal - Lagrange College is the local college. Western Illinois University and the University of Missouri - Columbia also provide programs for higher studies.