Yes, it's a statue on a slight hill. If you have kids you'll want a photo in front. I consider this a pit stop for the photo album.
Right down the street from the Mark Twain home & Museum (the statue looks down upon it) there are stairs next to it to get good views of the town and the Mississippi river from two levels - the level where the original Mark Twain Bridge crossed the river, and from the 'lighthouse'.
Before you leave the Mark Twain house lot, walk down the street a few steps and see the Tom and Huck statue.
These old buddies are keeping an eye on downtown Hannibal, and it's about half-a-block from where Huck had his miserable life until he lit out for adventures with old buddy Tom, and then his memorable River trip with Jim. Nice photo op.
If you read Tom Sawyer with your kids you'll know that Tom and Huck had many adventures on Cardiff Hill and that's where you'll find the statue. It's practically next door to Mark Twain's childhood home and also Huck Finn's home (based on a real boy Twain grew up with). The statue is a great photo op. I wonder how... More
This statue is free to view. It sits at the base of a hill with a challenging climb of stairs away from a lighthouse (you can drive to the lighthouse without all the climbing). Across the street is the twain home and museum. You can also walk to the riverfront and see the samuel clemens statue pictured and the riverboat.... More
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