Welcome to our town.
Cape Girardeau is situated on the Mississippi River right above the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri, and here you can experience all four seasons with a distinct Spring, Summer Fall and Winter. Cape Girardeau is located in the Show Me State, so if the weather isn’t to your taste, sit tight for 5 minutes or so for something new!
Getting Around Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau is readily accessible by car. Located directly off Interstate 55 (Exits 93-102) Cape Girardeau also features the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge that spans the Mississippi River and connects Southeast Missouri with Southern Illinois.
By Bus or Public Transit
The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority provides public transportation around Cape Girardeau.
Cape Girardeau has dedicated bike lanes and striping along 16 miles of city streets. The Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail is another way to get around Cape Girardeau on two wheels.
Since we are a river city, we often get to see paddle wheel riverboats. When they dock here, you’re able to see them up close. Feel free to check out our riverboat docking dates.