Reflecting the area's appreciation of it's rich history and heritage, numerous murals create a beautiful backdrop for some of the city's most charming areas. The largest and most dramatic of the city's murals is the Mississippi River Tales Mural, located on the downtown flood-wall. Covering nearly 18,000 square feet, this 1,100 foot long mural spans the length of the downtown shopping district, and features 24 panels that tell a portion of Cape Girardeau's history. Descriptive reader boards provide a detailed explanation of each panel that is being viewed. Stroll along the Mississippi River Tales Mural and enjoy Riverfront Park and the River Walk as well. Other murals mostly in the historic Old Town area include the Southeast Missourian's Tile Murals, the Coco-Cola Mural, the University Mural, the Bicentennial Mural, the Heritage of Music Mural, the Missouri Wall of Fame Mural, and more. See more of the murals here!