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Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse

499 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3304
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2016 Visit

Not worth the stair climb and should have a sign stating that. I think there’s a way to drive to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daisycat2015
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Washington, Missouri
Not Too Exciting

We took the long trek up the steep stairs. It really wasn't too great. It would be much cooler if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haley_R123
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Iowa
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“light house” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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499 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3304
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"view of the river"
in 14 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 9 reviews
"light house"
in 12 reviews
"butterfly garden"
in 7 reviews
"long climb"
in 3 reviews
"old bridge"
in 4 reviews
"nice climb"
in 2 reviews
"handicap parking"
in 2 reviews
"great view of downtown"
in 2 reviews
"coming down"
in 2 reviews
"side road"
in 2 reviews
"steps leading"
in 4 reviews
"great hike"
in 3 reviews
"pretty view"
in 4 reviews
"up stairs"
in 3 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"leaving town"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not worth the stair climb and should have a sign stating that. I think there’s a way to drive to the top and that would be the only way to go

Thank Daisycat2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the long trek up the steep stairs. It really wasn't too great. It would be much cooler if you could go inside the lighthouse.

1  Thank Haley_R123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely view! You can walk the 244 steps, or chose from a couple of short cuts to the top. There is a parking lot just below the lighthouse so you have only 100 +/- steps OR there is a parking lot above the lighthouse that...More

Thank LisaB23937
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is worth the climb, but you can make the climb easier by driving around a side street to the parking lot at the lighthouse's base.

1  Thank r8ter2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike up over 200+ steps and enjoy beautiful views of Hannibal and the Mississippi River. The lighthouse is not open to tour but is still nice to view up close.

Thank R-Cabin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

244 steps up to the lighthouse. I love lighthouses, this lighthouse was built in memory of Mark Twain. Nice to see and great exercise after a big lunch.

1  Thank 2001barnkat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse itself was locked so you can’t go in. Better view from the city park a few minutes drive north

1  Thank trujcs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I walked all the stairs from Main St to the top. There are a lot of stairs. I love lighthouses so we kinda had to do it. You cannot go into the lighthouse as it’s not functional. Great views from the top....More

Thank pepsiman187
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked up to see the lighthouse during our stay in Hannibal. It had a beautiful view. It does not take long and was a quick visit here before the museum.

Thank monica e
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

It was good exercise climbing the stairs to get to the top. Once there, you’ll have a beautiful view of the river and Hannibal, but that’s it.

Thank Brandy C
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Joann J
16 August 2015|
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Response from Phantom0316 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure where the road goes up from but when we were there one other couple came down from above the lighthouse and said that they had driven up to the rear somewhere.
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