All About Cape


The Southeast Missourian is Cape Girardeau’s local newspaper, and KFVS12 is the local broadcast network.


Cape Girardeau is situated on the Mississippi River right above the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri, and here you can experience all four seasons with a distinct Spring, Summer Fall and Winter.  Cape Girardeau is located in the Show Me State, so if the weather isn’t to your taste, sit tight for 5 minutes or so for something new! 

Click here to view a graph detailing average lows and highs in Cape Girardeau throughout the year.  The Southeast Missourian and KFVS12 both feature current weather information.

Getting Around Cape Girardeau

By Car

Cape Girardeau is readily accessible by car. Located directly off Interstate 55 (Exits 93-102) Cape Girardeau also features the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge that spans the Mississippi River and connects Southeast Missouri with Southern Illinois.

By Air

The Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is serviced by Cape Air. Cape Air provides daily flights to Lambert International Airport in St. Louis Missouri.

By Bus or Public Transit

The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority provides public transportation around Cape Girardeau.  Greyhound Bus Lines has a bus stop at BiĀ­State Southern Convenience Store at  612 S Sprigg St.  There are no staff to sell bus tickets at this bus stops or to provide any assistance.

A free trolley operated by CTA runs throughout downtown Cape Girardeau Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Download the route here, and check out what businesses you can access from each stop on this blog post

By Bicycle

The Ride the City Program has dedicated bike lanes and striping along 16 miles of city streets. The Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail is another way to get around Cape Girardeau on two wheels.

Rush Limbaugh Hometown Driving Tour

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was born and raised in Cape Girardeau.  A self-driving tour available at the Convention and Visitors Bureau office will take you past the hospital where he was born and his childhood home, now a private residence. You'll see where he attended school and cruised Broadway, a tradition during his high school days.  Discover the radio station where this broadcaster first started his career.  As you take in the history and heritage of Cape Girardeau, you'll discover what influenced and impacted Rush in his early years.  Stop by the Convention and Visitors Bureau office at 220 N. Fountain Street for a free Rush Limbaugh Hometown Driving Tour brochure as well as Rush merchandise. 

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