Enjoy Your Stay: Hannibal, MO

By Chase Meyer

Image via Hannibal Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Nestled in Northeastern Missouri lies the small town of Hannibal, MO. With a population of just under 18,000 people, this Mississippi River town is bursting with history.

After breakfast along with a morning cup of coffee at Java Jive, a local bakery on Main Street, the traveler looking for more of an adventure may jump on the towns ever-expanding trail system.

For those that who are not so interested in the exercising portion of Hannibal’s attractions, there are other activities that may interest them. Spend the day visiting the childhood house of Mark Twain, or drive part of the 50 Miles of Art on Highway 79.

Hungry for some lunch? Stop on by The Brick Oven on Center Street and grab some Italian cuisine.

After lunch, head on down to the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Center for some information on walking tours. The rich history of the town comes to life as you walk downtown and take tours of some of the areas most beautiful houses.

Plan on staying overnight? Book a hotel for the night. Lodging options include notable brands from Best Western to Quality Inn & Suites.

Although Hannibal doesn’t have something for everyone, those with even the slightest bit of wanderlust would appreciate a day-long visit. From St. Louis, take Interstate 70 westward, exiting at Highway 79. Follow 79 for approximately two hours through the small towns of Louisiana and Clarksville. Enjoy your stay.