Hannibal Outdoor Recreation

Given the attention the outdoors received in Mark Twain’s novels, it’s no surprise that Hannibal is full of parks and other activities to see and enjoy.

From golfing to boating to family fun, Hannibal parks are here to please those who love to explore the outdoors or enjoy a nice leisurely afternoon basking in sunlight.

Barron Aviation

Looking for a unique experience while visiting Hannibal? A scenic air tour? A tandem skydive? Barron Aviation in Hannibal offers all of these incredible experiences. Make memories that last a lifetime at Barron Aviation.

Golf Clubs and Courses

Hannibal is home to two public golf clubs and courses. Norwoods is an 18-hole public course that features a golf shop and driving range. The American Legion Public Golf Course is a 9-hole public course. Both courses welcome tourists and groups.

Hannibal Ramp Park

Hannibal Ramp Park, operated by Hannibal Parks and Recreation, is a multi-use extreme sports park located in Huckleberry Park. This 8,800 sq. ft. playground features below-grade concrete bowls, grind blocks, handrails and more, designed to bring out your inner Tony Hawk.

Mark Twain Cave Complex

The Mark Twain Cave was written about in five of Twain’s books. This famous cave was also used by Jesse James as a hideout following his 1879 bank robbery in Saverton, Mo. His signature remains on the cave to this day. The accompanying campground is open April 1 through October 31 for camping and features plenty of amenities making it perfect for groups of all sizes.

Marina Facilities

Hannibal Parks and Recreation operates a marina along the banks of the Mississippi River, with boats allowed to park in the marina from April 1 – October 31.


Riverview Park

Featuring 464 acres of natural wooded land offering scenic views of the Mississippi is Riverview Park. Riverview Park features picnic tables, shelters, walking trails, playgrounds and beautiful year-round views of the Mighty Mississippi.  

Sodalis Nature Preserve

Take a beautiful walk in the woods a few blocks from downtown at Sodalis Nature Preserve. The 185 acre park is Hannibal’s second-largest, and offers a paved walking and biking loop and the opportunity for woodland hiking.

Fireworks Superstore

You won’t see this selection of fireworks anywhere else! 105,000 square foot store with over 2 acres under 1 roof!


Other Outdoor Recreations

Enjoy other outdoor recreations and activities in Mark Twain’s hometown!