Cape Girardeau has quality art down to a science, with colorful murals throughout town!
The Mississippi River Tales Mural is the largest and most dramatic of Cape Girardeau’s murals and is located on a portion of the downtown floodwall. Covering nearly 18,000 square feet, this 1,100-foot-long mural features 24 historically-themed panels that vividly portray Cape Girardeau’s rich history and heritage; descriptive markers provide an explanation of each panel. This interactive Mural Mania quiz is fun to fill out as you stroll along the mural! Panels were refreshed in July of 2015 and provide for a lovely walk along the mural. The mural was created by Chicago artist Thomas Melvin, in collaboration with several local artists and was dedicated at a public ceremony on July 7, 2005. Map it.