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Hannibal preps for spring tourism season

It may not feel like spring outside just yet but in Hannibal they are getting ready for spring activities.

Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau Assistant Director Megan Rapp says they have a packed calendar ahead and they hope it will bring people out to Hannibal, especially since it is the city’s bicentennial year.

Rapp said when people visit Hannibal they usually stop at more than one business to spend money, which helps with the overall economic impact.

Officials with Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum said a lot of groups tour the museum during the spring from all over and they are looking forward to a busy season.

“Mark Twain brings people to Hannibal, there’s the cave and the riverboat and all this different activities,” Marketing Manager Melissa Cummins said “We have not only just the boyhood home and the museum that bring people to Hannibal, Missouri we’re that little town that has so much history to offer.”

Rapp added it is a collaborative effort between businesses in Hannibal that help make it possible for future events to grow and be successful.

Along with events, the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes to continue construction on their new visitors center on Interstate 72 once the weather warms up.

The facility is scheduled to be finished later this year.

For a list of upcoming events & festivals in Hannibal click here.


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Drew Brown

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