Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Hannibal

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  • This beautiful lighthouse sits atop the highest point in Hannibal. What makes it unique is it is surrounded by trees. It looked stunning among the fall folliage. Captain Steve told us about Mark Twain...  more »
  • It's a long climb. However, I'm told there is a road and parking at the top. The view on the way up is really pretty and the stairs aren't bad.  more »
  • If you're looking for exercise, it's a good workout walking up the 240+ steps but nothing memorable about the lighthouse. It was built to commemorate Mark Twains 100th anniversary (or birthday) and is...  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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