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Hannibal is in a great location for a day trip from St. Louis.
Famous for being home to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), it is located right on the Mississippi River and has much to offer visitors.
Besides Mark Twain's boyhood home, there's also a museum (which has original Norman Rockwells), a lighthouse built in honor of Twain, and several businesses on Main Street that are historic buildings in their own right. This main business district is but one of several historic districts in the town and county.
There is also a statue of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn on a hill with great views of the river.
Don't pay for the boyhood home visit - you can't actually go in - but just enjoy the town's historic buildings and river views.
Directions: Off Hwy 36 and Interstate 72/172 north of St. Louis and just across the river from Illinois.
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