5 based on 191 reviews
I've traveled up and down along this scenic highway many times aboard boats heading between Chicago, Minneapolis and ports north to Memphis, New Orleans or Pittsburgh and always enjoy seeing the river from the shoreside too.
This is a great place for river enthusiasts to drive along and see the ever-changing Mississippi River during all seasons from the comfort and safety of their car.
4 based on 11 reviews
You can sample wines and pick out a wine of your choice and keep the wine glass. My wife picked out a nice semi sweet wine. Ther were packaged gifts available for mothersday.
5 based on 496 reviews
Rockcliffe Mansion is an amazing Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred SF, Thirty room, Grand Residence built to overlook the Mighty Mississippi between 1898 and 1900 by Lumber Baron John J Cruikshank, Jr. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the original antique furnishings and fixtures are preserved. The Mansion is filled with rich Mahogany, Oak and Walnut appointments, magnificent Palladian windows and the finest interior decorations from Europe and America. Guided Tours are available daily. In addition to Guided Tours, the Mansion offers 4 Bed & Breakfast accommodations. Please visit our Website for Tour hours and further information.
This place is amazing...a must-see if you are visiting Hannibal. We took a tour on our way home from Chicago, and loved it so much we decided to stay the night.. The mansion is magnificently beautiful, the best of many we've seen in the area. And unique because it is a time capsule that sat vacant for nearly 50 years, with many of the original features such as furniture, fireplaces, Tiffany stained glass, woodwork, leather and velvet wall coverings, window treatments, state-of-the-art bath fixtures circa 1900 in perfect working order, and even clothing from the original owners still intact. The owners were very hospitable and are lovingly restoring the place. I highly recommend a stay here!
5 based on 1 reviews
A wonderful quiet spot to see a lot of different wildlife. Great auto tour allows you to see birds and animals up close. This National Wildlife Refuge was purchased with the sale of Federal Duck Stamps. Buy one today.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
My wife & I were quite surprised when we decided to visit Clarkville, MO. It's a very small town on the Mississippi. There wasn't much going on, but we did find a great restaurant & a very nice golf course. Eagle's Bluff is a couple miles South of town right on Hwy 79. The Mgr said it opened about 10 years ago & is in great shape. The clubhouse is very large. We just saw the golf shop, but there seems to be dinning facilities & rooms for receptions, etc. & an outdoor patio. The course winds through the country side with plenty of elevation changes, water, sand & woods hazards (bring plenty of balls). Tee boxes, fairways & greens were in very good shape. Fairways seem to be blue grass or fescue so I don't know how well they'll hold up in late summer, but they were perfect when we played.
5 based on 1 reviews
Official Pike County, Illinois Visitor Center and website. Start here for all area attractions, lodging, restaurants, and local businesses.
They do a great job.Great promotions for community.Always ready to help.Stop by for more information.
4.5 based on 576 reviews
I was here years ago but visited recently again with my daughter. This is a good cave tour, but beware that it is not suitable for those who may dislike tight walks or who are afraid of the dark (obviously, as this is a cave...MoreThank you for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate you taking the time and for advising future guests!
5 based on 1 reviews
John Greene Shastid, a close friend of a local practicing lawyer at the time, Abraham Lincoln, built this house in 1838.
Restaurants were great if a bit small but that was the good part of it...the only time that they were crowded was at lunch time but it didn't take long to get seated...Food was great...
4 based on 1 reviews
Neither I, nor my husband had ever even touched a kayak before our journey on the Mississippi. We met at the shore, got into the kayak and took a 45 minute lesson with the instructor. We discovered that keeping the kayak afloat is easier than we thought (they look tippy) and to a large extent, balance involves the knees. We also learned that getting back into the kayak, should you fall over, is also much easier than it looks. The instructor indicated that he instructs all skill and physical fitness levels, but we would recommend that, to really enjoy this activity, the student should be able to comfortably fit in the kayak and should be in reasonably good physical condition. The instructor does not paddle at an Olympic pace, and he even towed one of us when we got behind, but this activity still requires some exertion. The best part of this trip was paddling in the middle of the grand Mississippi with the verdant bluffs at our side, curious birds swooping overhead and fish jumping into the air. We took the trip on a hot, hot, hot summer day and it felt so good to have The Big Drink splash back at us and cool us down. From the center, the river is much bigger than it appears from the shores or bluffs, and being on the river offers an unanticipated perspective…massive, independent, very powerful, quiet, soothing…The Miss is a confident river that gets its way when it wants it. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the river, towns and rules of navigation on the river. The instructor told us stories about the history of the light keepers, fishermen and the Mississippi as a major commercial highway. The price was reasonable and well worth the adventure!
4.5 based on 747 reviews
Visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and learn how a small boy from Hannibal became America's most beloved author! Experience interactive exhibits, live performances, original Norman Rockwell paintings, treasured Clemens family artifacts, Twain memorabilia and historic properties! The Mark Twain Boyhood Home is a National Historic Landmark. Don't sneak away from Hannibal until you've visited!
Those interested in Mark Twain history will enjoy this. For those not interested in Mark Twain history, may find it mildly interesting but will probably become quickly bored. However, with some exceptions, most attractions in Hannibal, MO are related in some way to Mark Twain so if you travel here, odds are, you came specifically because of the Mark Twain connection to Hannibal. There are several buildings you are directed through along a self guided tour. Each building included some connection to Mark Twain. The houses were named after some of the characters in Mark Twain's books but in reality, they supposedly were the houses of those real individuals his fictitious characters were based on. We found the tour to be interesting and the cost was reasonable. If you are interested in Mark Twain history, and find yourself in the area, it is a stop well worth making.
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