Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Hannibal

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  • August 11, 2017
    The lighthouse is not for navigation and you can't go in; it is just a memorial to Mark Twain. There is a somewhat limited view of the river, however, you can get a much better view from Riverview Par...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Need to be in shape to walk the steps. A little girl coming down said how many steps but I can't remember. Nice view from the top and like others It was disappointing that it was not open.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    I wouldn't recommend trying to walk all the stairs or up all the way for elderly folks. If you are in good shape, it is still pretty steep.  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • March 14, 2017
    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 :)
  • April 4, 2017
    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.
  • January 12, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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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