Great Outdoors

Located on the Mighty Mississippi River, Cape Girardeau is surrounded by beautiful natural areas. Pick out a hike or bike ride on one of the numerous trails, or take in a sweeping view of the river at Trail of Tears State Park. The city is filled with parks that each offer something special, and the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is a phenomenal spot that makes nature fun for all ages.  

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Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Showcasing the rich cultural history and diverse natural resources of the area, the Nature Center has hands-on exhibits and programming for all ages.
Hours
Tues-Sat 8 am - 5 pm
Phone
573.290.5218
Price Range
Free
Address
2289 County Park Drive in Cape County Park North, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Hiking and Biking
Numerous trail systems in and around Cape Girardeau provide a wide variety of hiking and biking options!
Hours
Daily Sunrise - Sunset
Phone
573.335.1631
Price Range
Free
Address
Various, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Parks
Numerous parks provide green space throughout the city of Cape Girardeau; each park has its own set of amenities that set it apart from the rest!
Hours
Daily
Phone
573.335.1631
Price Range
Free
Address
Various, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Trail of Tears State Park
Featuring some of Missouri's most breathtaking scenery, Trail of Tears State Park includes 3,415 pristine acres. Grounds are open daily.
Hours
Visitors Center Wed - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.
Phone
573.290.5268
Price Range
Free
Address
429 Moccasin Springs, Jackson, Missouri
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