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Switch up your typical night out routine with an action packed evening in Cape Girardeau at one of these hands-on events!   Plan your night on the town around a paint night or hand lettering class.  Paint Nite Cape Girardeau has paint nights set up at Bella Italia, where you can enjoy their delicious Italian classics before or after your artistic adventure.  Past paint night creations include 'Lights on the Lake', 'Flowers for my 'Deer and 'Moonlight Tree'; paint nights happen regularly, so check out their upcoming events and pi... Read More
If you're avoiding gluten or sticking to a vegetarian diet, or have friends and family who are, eating out can be a little more involved.  Dining is a great way to enjoy a destination and we don't want anyone to miss out, so we researched all of the locally owned restaurants in Cape Girardeau to find out where those dietary needs can be accommodated - here's what we found! While almost any restaurant in Cape Girardeau has a handful of options, or can accommodate requests (get a full listing of Cape's restaurants here), these are the local... Read More
Treat yourself and your sweetheart to a fine dining experience at one of Cape Girardeau's restaurants this Valentines Day! 36 Restaurant and Bar on Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau has a comfortable old school vibe with fresh flowers on the tables and wine served in German crystal stemware.  The menu is fresh and seasonal, and the wine list boasts over 50 offerings.  Private dining is available in the upstairs loft overlooking the river.   Celebrations Restaurant feels like a private club, tucked away in a former home on ... Read More
The Super Bowl can only mean wings, and February 5, 2017 isn't too far out.  Here's a round-up of the best spots in Cape Girardeau to order a basket of wings + where to watch the game! Found only-in-Cape Girardeau wings: BG's Olde Tyme is famous for their potato skins (seriously, they're called "BG's Famous Potato Skins"), but they have wings, too - served with their homemade Louisana hot sauce.   Broadway Biergarten's boneless wings are delicious (order them to-go for the big game, the Biergarten closes up just before kickoff... Read More
Calling all patrons of the performing arts, the River Campus' spring season is well worth pulling out those planners and picking out some time to spend in Cape Girardeau taking in a show!   A Grammy award-winning cowboy quartet showcases their own blend of comedy and music with Riders in the Sky on Friday, January 27th.   The Jazz Festival Gala Concert on Friday, February 3 provides an evening of jazz with saxophonist Jim Pisano headlining the night, rounded out by Southeast's Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Lab And.   Datin... Read More

Coming to Cape in 2017

"Caution" tape is up and construction trucks are rumbling by across Cape Girardeau.  Here's a look at what's coming to Cape Girardeau in 2017! Cape Girardeau Sportsplex 121,000 square feet of soccer fields and basketball and volleyball courts are headed your way with the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex, currently under construction and scheduled to open this year.       Courtyard by Marriott For the first time in nearly 50 years, Cape Girardeau's downtown will again... Read More
It's a New Year, New You, and those resolutions can be tough to uphold when you're traveling.  We've rounded up fitness options in Cape Girardeau ranging from Crossfit to yoga in to help you keep up the good work!   Runners/Walkers The SEMO Recreation Center has an indoor track on days when the weather isn't cooperating, but if you can get outside, Cape's fitness trails are outstanding!  The paved Riverfront Trail runs right along the Mighty Mississippi, and if you start at the Themis floodgate, run north across the new bridge ... Read More

2016 on Instagram

Throughout all four seasons and all over town from the Mighty Missisippi to Bollinger Mill's covered bridge, Cape Girardeau is beautifully represented in pictures from the local photography community.  Using #capegirardeau and #visitcape, you share incredible snapshots of how you see and experience our river city.  Here's a look at 2016 on @VisitCape's Instagram month by month (give it a click to make it bigger!):     A highlight of 2016 was meeting Instagrammers at a Halloween and a Holiday Instameet at Old Lorimier Cemet... Read More
Santa's elves have been working their little fingers to the bone to fill the space under your Christmas tree with the perfect presents!  Looking to buy for a few more on your list?  These unique local shops might have just what you're looking for!  Makers & Crafters Do you have crafters on your holiday shopping list? The Golden Needle is a really special fabric and quilt shop filled with notions, patterns and high quality fabric.  The Tangled Yarn and Yearning 4 Yarn are two different downtown yarn shops, each offering... Read More
Saturday, December 3, local photographers and Instagrammers gathered at the Glenn House for a Holiday #InstameetCG to capture this Victorian home decorated for Christmas!   A big part of my job is photographing Cape Girardeau to share our river city with potential visitors from all over the country.  Seeing Cape Girardeau through the eyes of such talented local photographers wasa real treat, and I hope you enjoy their unique perspectives of the Glenn House as much as I did!  To see all of the pictures from the Holiday #Instameet... Read More
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