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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.

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
Phone
573.335.1631
Price Range
Free
Address
Various, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Parks
Numerous parks provide green space the city of Cape Girardeau; each park has its own set of amenities that set it apart from the rest!
Hours
Daily Open 24 hours
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: Thr - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun 12 - 5 p.m.
Phone
573.290.5268
Price Range
Free
Address
429 Moccasin Springs, Jackson, Missouri
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Great Outdoors in Cape Girardeau: Trail of Tears State Park
Fall foliage is in full swing in Cape Girardeau, and it's the perfect time of year to visit Trail of Tears State Park, only 11 miles north of downtown Cape Girardeau.  Courtney, Denise, Betty, Julie and Steve work at the park, and have shared with us their per ... Read More
Eating Outside in Cape Girardeau
"Al fresco" is Italian for "in the cool air" - and you can dine in that cool Fall air at one of the following Cape Girardeau eateries, all featuring outdoor seating and service! Beef 'O' Brady's Bel Air Bar & Grill Culver’s Farradays Keller’ ... Read More