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Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave

300 Cave Hollow Rd, Hannibal, MO 63401-5386
+1 573-221-1656
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Tour guide fail

Our tour guide, Emma, was rushed, unintelligible, and came off inconvienced and utterly bored by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
WanderingtheUSA7
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Niles, Michigan
fun little spot

Interesting bit of history and folk lore. Guide was great, and tried to make it fun but the jokes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn W
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Calhan, Colorado
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  • Average8%
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300 Cave Hollow Rd, Hannibal, MO 63401-5386
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+1 573-221-1656
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide, Emma, was rushed, unintelligible, and came off inconvienced and utterly bored by having to lead our tour. She talked so fast, we coudl hard understand a word, then rushed us off to the next stop. We couldn't linger or ask questions because...More

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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are truly sorry to hear this! We are taking steps to rectify this, we do not take comments like this lightly. We would love to talk to you further about your experience here if you would allow us to contact you. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting bit of history and folk lore. Guide was great, and tried to make it fun but the jokes are pretty cheesy. It was still very interesting and a good time.

Thank Dawn W
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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for visiting and thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Children & adults of all ages will enjoy this fun, educational & interactive tour! We enjoyed the short film before our tour of the cave. The tour lasts about an hour. It was an easy walk, narrow width in some places but high ceilings. I...More

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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We love your review! You should come work with us. Thank you so much for visiting, and thank you for taking the time to write a review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Mark Twain cave. We would have liked to also visit Cameron Cave, but it has a limited operating schedule due to hibernating bats. Mark Twain cave itself is a little different from other caves I have visited. If you just look at a...More

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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for such a well written review! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with us, if you keep your receipt from the Mark Twain Cave Tour and turn it in on your next visit we can get you the 2 Cave Discount for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a terribly rainy day, we sought shelter in a Mark Twain cave tour where it was warmer inside than out. A lot of people had the same idea, which was unfortunate because it made our tour group too big. We started at the front...More

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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for writing a review! We appreciate the feedback and we are currently taking steps to correct it. We want to make sure everyone who comes through is able to hear and enjoy the tour equally. Thank you for visiting and we hope to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, knowledgeable guide Emma. We’ve been to other caves with more dramatic stalactites and stalagmites so it’s really the story-telling, historical and literary significance that sets this cave apart. Also appreciated the generosity of the staff who let us charge the Tesla at the employee...More

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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review! We appreciate you taking the time to do so!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the cave today. It was interesting but a bit cheesy. Including tax it was about $21 per person. Also we thought the first tour would leave upon opening but it didn't start till 10:30.

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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This was my first cave trip and it was super fun! There is so much history inside this cave and our tour guide was excellent in providing it. One of the coolest things was seeing all the old signatures people have left behind, including Jesse...More

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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That is so neat to hear! Thank you Ariel, and thank you for taking the time to write a review! We hope we get to see you again sometime in the future.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This is the first non-living cave I have been into. Our tour guide Nathan was very knowledgeable and our group was small so he made it extra enjoyable with side excursions and information

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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time and that Nathan provided you with an entertaining and informative tour! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Cave was fun but a tad expensive. Fit the Tom Sawyer story and also related well to Mark Twain/Sam ClemensMore

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MarkTwainCave E, Public Relations Manager at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a review! We think it's a lot of fun to be able to see with your own eyes and experience the real place that he wrote about in a well loved fictional story. We are glad to see you did as...More

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greatauntie27
20 July 2017|
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Response from MarkTwainCave E | Property representative |
I work for the Mark Twain Cave Complex as the Marketing Manager. All tours are guided tours so anyone purchasing an "Adult Ticket," which would be 13 years or older, would be able to go on the tour without their parent or... More
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Teresa W
5 September 2016|
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Response from Timothy T | Reviewed this property |
$19 for adults. $10 for kids. 1 hour tour. Group rates are a couple of bucks less. No senior discounts. Rates are posted on their web site.
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Lynn J
17 June 2016|
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Response from Lynn B A | Reviewed this property |
I would think so but we only did the Mark Twain cave. If you like to see caves that have bats in them then you would need to do the other cave tour as the Twain cave does not have them.
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