Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Swinkey Corn Maze 2011

Here is another reason to come to Mark Twain Lake this Autumn, Swinkey Corn Maze will open September 23 to October 30 2011. Friday 5pm -9pm Saturday 12pm-9pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm. Admission $5, children 4 and under FREE, Group rates for 15 or more. Scavenger hunt inside maze. Pork burgers at concession stand. For more information contact Sam Smith 573 822 2023

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pirates at Mark Twain Lake!

They're backkkkkk!

Pirates Return to Mark Twain Lake!

Come set sail with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake for a night of
pirate fun on Saturday September 17th, 2011 at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial
Visitor Center. The Salt River Pirates will return to host a series of high
seas activities. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with a GPS treasure hunt.
At 7:30 pm you can learn about the lives of Pirates sung to a merry tune
during Pirate Tom's campfire concert. Throughout the night there will be
sailboats for close up viewing in the parking lot, chances to make your own
treasure crafts and there may be even a pirate ship or two sailing in the
lake below the Visitor Center balcony! Inspiring pirates of all ages are
invited and encouraged to attend in their own pirate costumes. Prizes,
decorations and activities will be sponsored by the Mark Twain Lake Sailing
Association, Long John Silver's of Hannibal, MO and the Salt River Navigation
Company of Florida, MO. It's sure to be a "swash buckling" good time! The
M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is located on Rt. J, just south of the
Clarence Cannon Dam. If you need additional information, please contact the
Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573-735-4097 or email us at

Saturday, June 25, 2011

150th Anniversary U.S. Grant's & Mark Twain's Civil War Encounter

The 150th Anniversary U.S. Grant's and Mark Twain Civil War Encounter will be held Saturday, July 9, 2011, 9am to 5pm and Sunday July 10,2011, 10am to 2 pm in Florida, Missouri (Florida MO is Mark Twain's birthplace).

Saturday July 9 - Historical Re-enactment I 1st Battle of Florida, Missouri July 1861
Sunday July 10 - Historical Re-enactment II 2nd Battle of Florida, Missouri July 1862
Planned activities are:
* Presentation of Clemens/Grant/Missouri Civil War
* Parade
* Dedication of Civil War monument
* Dramatic play: Clemens Life in Civil War
* Battle Re-Enactment
* Music
* Food
* Specialty Vendors

Monday, June 13, 2011

Rock and Mineral Show at Mark Twain Lake Visitor Center

Rock and Mineral Show at the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center June 25, 2011 opens at 9am Hosted by GEM City Rock Club. Call 573 565 2112 for more information.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mark Twain Lake Primitive Artifacts Show 2011

Primitive Artifacts Show returns to the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center,
at Mark Twain Lake, June 18,2011. The event will showcase authentic Native American artifacts. Exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions.Food will be available for purchase with the proceeds going to the Santa Fe Missouri Women’s Group.
For additional information, contact John Chapman at (573) 735-5100 or e-mail the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bull Jam at Mark Twain Lake 2011

Here is a new event being held at Mark Twain Lake. On May 28-29 2011 The Cannon Dam Bull Jam will be held at the Warren G. See South Spillway Recreation Area. This is located below the Clarence Cannon Dam. 7 p.m. rain or shine. $15 at the gate or just $12 in advance. Kids 8 and under free.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mark Twain Lake 2011 Events

Plenty of events still to happen around Mark Twain Lake. Take a peek!

August 6 – Wild and Wacky Art Adventure. Art festival featuring activities for children 3-12.

Labor Day weekend – Heritage Fall Festival in Bethel German Colony. Folk art demonstrations, activities, crafts, German food, entertainment and more.

September 24 – Fall-In-To-Paris celebration.

October 14-15 – Indian Creek Halloween Walk at Mark Twain Lake.

October 14-15 – Autumn Historic Folklife Festival. Artisans in period dress demonstrate lifestyles and crafts of the mid-1800s in Hannibal’s Historic District.

November 26 – Craft Show at Paris High School.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hannibal Missouri

A good place to start your visit to Hannibal Missouri, is at the Mark Twain Memorial Shrine. Inside the shrine is the two room house Mark Twain was born in. Clara, the only child of Clemens to outlive him approved of the design from architectural drawings. She said it was like her father. . . unusual, different and ahead of its time. Looking at it from the bridge on Highway 107 going north, the top looks like a large ship.