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Url Description Location  Official Website of the Illinois Nauvoo Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Historic Nauvoo is located in Western Illinois, bordered on three sides by a bend of the mighty Mississippi River. The restored homes, mercantile establishments and community buildings maintain the charm of what once was a beautiful, industrious city. Today, Nauvoo provides an opportunity to experience the people and times of the past.  Nauvoo, Illinois    Keokuk, Iowa  Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau 329 Main St. | Keokuk, IA 52632 800.383.1219 | 319.524.5599  Keokuk, Iowa  Follow young Sam Clemens on his rambles through Hannibal. Meet his family and friends and get to know the town during the time young Sam lived there. Continue the experience as you learn about Sam’s first outing as a writer. Then see which of the town’s people, places and events he later transformed into stories. Enjoy stories from Twain’s past and his imagination as you tour the exhibits.  Hannibal, Missouri  The McCune House is one of the oldest homes in Keokuk. It was built in 1848, by "Honest John McCune", a river man. In those days, there was no Franklin Street, but only Third Street, so the entrance of the home was on the river side of the house. The house was built of grey limestone, taken from the Des Moines River quarries, as were the homes of Guy Wells, and Civil War General Samuel R. Curtis. The house was originally 2 1/2 stories, but John McCune later raised the half floor to a full 3rd story.  Keokuk, Iowa  The Mormon Historic Sites Foundation is an independent organization whose mission is to identify, preserve, and commemorate sites of significance in Mormon history throughout the world.   Salt Lake City, Utah  The . . . rush of life races the blood, but the quiet life restoreth the soul . . . the quiet life is what you will find when you visit the Villages of Van Buren County, in southeast Iowa. Off the beaten path, but near to history, nature and the spirit of America's heartland. Visitors say life in the Villages moves at a slightly different pace, that friendliness is a virtue among residents and that village heritage is sacred ground. The Villages are a unique cluster of towns in Van Buren County. It is simple to relax as you drive through the countryside, picnic in a park, hike the trails, stroll through the shops, enjoy the historic architecture, or relax and take in the solitude and beauty of the surroundings.   Van Buren County, Iowa  The mighty Mississippi River widens out by Fort Madison and catches its breath, meandering along our border, offering spectacular views and unlimited recreational opportunities. This area of the Mississippi is also known as Lake Cooper and at 30,000 acres, it's Iowa's largest lake, known nationwide for its boating, world class fishing and hunting. It's easy to locate Fort Madison as America's Great River Road, U.S. Hwy 61 leads you here.   Fort Madison, Iowa  For the tourist visiting Hannibal the Adventure of Mark Twain’s day is still alive and well. Start with a tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, then continue in his footsteps as you explore the Mark Twain Cave Complex, find out where he got his pen name as you take a cruise on the Mark Twain Riverboat, then get ready for a night of entertainment at one of Hannibal’s live theaters or take in a classic movie at the Star Theatre. All of this along with historic homes like the childhood home of the Titanic’s Molly Brown and Rockcliffe Mansion awaits your family in historic Hannibal Missouri. Hannibal also features fine and family dining around town at one of our great family owned restaurants.  Hannibal, Missouri