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Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Hannibal

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  • I counted 243 steps to the lighthouse. The 243 steps coming down were much easier. Nice view of the river.  more »
  • We began our accent to the light house from location of the old Mark Twain Memorial Bridge. 200+ stairs later you reach the memorial lighthouse. The view from the light house is very nice. The only un...  more »
  • The only reason I can't rate this higher is because I didn't see wheelchair access to the lighthouse. As a disabled person with limited mobility and requiring a cane, I found the walk even from the pa...  more »
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  • Great views. Good exercise if you walk to the top. Would be nice if you could go in the lighthouse or if there was some kind of visitors building at the top.
  • Nice place for pictures, especially at night! There is a back way to the lighthouse that also has handicap parking and easier access for those unable to walk all the steps. But be warned it's a narrow road the closer you get to the parking spaces! Great way to wear out the kids before you head back to the motel room or get in the car for the drive home :)
  • It's not worth it! The lighthouse is dilapidated and the view is nothing to write home about. Good to get your heart rate up, though.
  • Great views of the city, but only after going up a seemingly never ending amount of stairs. The lighthouse is great too and if you aren't up for the stairs, there is a plaza down below that overlooks the river.
  • Take the stairs, or skip them and take the cheater's approach on the back side. Either way, make sure you check out the lighthouse and the accompanying views of downtown Hannibal, the Mississippi river, and Illinois beyond.

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