Located on the banks of the Mississippi River directly across from Mark Twain Cave, they offer a full service restaurant, ... More
Sawyer's Creek Fun Park, Cafe & Christmas Shops
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River directly across from Mark Twain Cave, they offer a full service restaurant, specialty shopping featuring Missouri wines, nostalgic items, and souvenirs, as well as a sweet shop with fudge, candies and carmel corn made fresh daily in our kitchen.
I am a Hannibal Native, but now live out of town with my husband and eight month old. We left our little boy with fam (we never get out anymore), and was excited to have a night to ourselves... excited to take him to sawyers creek, he had never been, and will never be, because it's closed down! as in out of business! so disappointing! and apparently what will be done with the establishment is up in the air...
We just purchased Sawyer's Creek and plan to have it open this season. We will be doing a lot of work on the Fun Park and plan to restore it once again to a FAMILY FUN PARK. New things will be added. Watch for updates!
My family and I went and we did enjoy playing put put in the dark (orange Halloween lights and Halloween decor neat). The price was fair.
The pumpkin patch was tiny and on a small porch area and there was really nothing to it. Yippy!!
Now the real kicker is that they were offering a Haunted House and was told by some staff in their restaurant that it was for all ages. The tickets were almost $10/person so my sister took her two kids and my kid and they tried to go in but it was really too scary for any child under 12. Oh, and there are no refunds for this Haunted House. All in all my sister spent $36 and got nothing but irritated because there were no refunds. Shame on the new owners and the staff--they should have rules against children under 12 aren't allowed.
I repeat do not allow your children into this Haunted House for it isn't a place for them.
Congratulations to the new owners they've lost a customer and we will tell everyone with this posting that it is a rip off joint and a thrill killer for the kids.
My son loved the water bumper boats. He loved the water wars. He would have done that all day, had it not cost $3 per 6 balloons. For awhile he was the only child there. Bummer. But it was on a Monday and very hot in July. I'm sure a group would love it a lot better. Highlight of my day was dining with a riverside view and watching the riverboat turn around and feeding the huge catfish in the bumperboat pond.
It was ok. The game room was on 2 floors and alot of them didn't work, the bumber boats had issues, and there were only 2 kids working all of the rides/outdoor games. They need more staff and better equipment.
I've been here in the past, but this time it did not seem up to it's normal par. Water scummy, some things not open. Prices posted on their web site were not available. Beautiful place, but... Give it a try--probably better by now.
When my son and I visited, it was near the end of the season a couple of years ago. The staff was friendly, the golf fun, and the atmosphere happy. Although we haven't been back to Hannibal since, I often look at their web site to see the pictures!
We stopped in on our way into town and had lunch. You have to try their onion rings, but make sure you plan on sharing cause 1 person cant eat them all. They are seasoned and served with a dip that was out of this world. The staff were very kind and friendly. We stopped in the shops and looked around. Planning a return trip next month and we will be stopping there again.
We visited on May 18, 2007 on our way back from Branson. I'd seen their website indicated "New Ownership" so I emailed them asking 'how long' the new owners had been in place, if their website was up-to-date, and whatnot.
They replied within 12 hours (amazingly quick, in my opinion).
Because of their quick response, and new owners, we decided to give them a try. After all, we were going to be across the highway from them (at Mark Twain Cave), so we visited Sawyer's Creek from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Even though the sign from the previous owner said they'd open at 11am, they told us they'd be open at 10am that day.
We spent 2.5 wonderful hours playing with bumper boats, playing mini golf, flinging water ballons. (We bought the 2-hour wristbands.)
Our family loved it, and we would be glad to visit again on our way to St. Louis.
Sawyer's Creek was a fun stop for my wife, son, and me. Not only did we get the little tike out of the car for nearly 3 hours, but he had fun the entire time - playing mini-golf, water balloons, and bumper boats.
What was more impressive, was the courtesy the staff showed us. Everyone was warm and cordial. I felt like we were welcome - whether or not we spent the money.
Our son really liked feeding the HUGE carp. I still see him reaching his handful of fishfood through the fence above the masses of eager fish. Those are some good memories for 25 center per handful.
Having read the other reviews from prior years, I was hesitant to stop, but I'd seen their website mentioned new ownership - so we gave them a try. If it was dilapidated, we could always leave - but it wasn't. So we stayed awhile and enjoyed it.
The property looked well maintained. The staff was great. And we had fun. I'm glad someone bought this business from the previous folks (who apparently did less than stellar for their visitors), because it would be a shame to have let Sawyers Creek not get back into prime shape.
My wife and I were discussing later that our metro area (around 300,000 in population) has nothing like Sawyer's Creek: Fun for the kids, enjoyable for the adults - rides, games, gift shop, restaurant, scenic view.
I'm glad we visited Sawyer's Creek, because we've got nothing like it in our area. It's surprising that Hannibal does - and our vacation was better for it.
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