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Madame Girardeau: Her Story

Ensign Girardot's establishment of a trading post at Cape Rock put our river town on the map in the early 1700s. Volunteer Charlotte Slinkard at the Cape River Heritage Museum is traveling the country to research Cape Girardeau's earliest European history, and the story of Girardot's wife Therese quickly grabbed her attention. As the Cape River Heritage Museum prepares to open for the season this month, don't hesitate to stop by this former police and fire station to learn more about the early days of Cape Girardeau from the perspective of pion... Read More

March Mural Madness

Take a colorful trip around our river city and experience the wide variety of murals you'll find all over town! The "Welcome to Cape Girardeau" Mural on the river side of the floodwall is a great place to start soaking in local murals. It's an Instagram-worthy spot that sketches the history of our community.  (Address: Intersection of Broadway and Water streets, walk through the floodgate at Broadway and Water and see the mural on the river side of the floodwall)   ... Read More

Where to Listen to Live Music in Cape Girardeau

If you're ready to hit the town and hear some live local music, here's a list of don't-miss spots in Cape Girardeau! The well loved patina throughout the Rude Dog on Main Street where little has changed since their opening decades ago belies the deep affection locals feel for this classic spot. They frequently host bands on weekends and bartenders are renowned for their friendly service. Check their Facebook page for upcoming bands. Listen to live music every Friday and Saturday at Keller's inside Isle Casino Cape Girardeau; the vi... Read More

Gluten Free and Vegetarian Dining in Cape Girardeau: 2018

If you're avoiding gluten or sticking to a vegetarian diet, or have friends and family who are, restaurant and menu options aren't always plentiful. 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 gluten free and vegetarian dietary needs and preferences can be accommodated! Almost any restaurant in Cape Girardeau has a handful of options or can accommodate specific requests (get a full listing of Cape's restaurants here)... Read More

A Grown-Up's Getaway to Cape Girardeau

Looking for a quick, cabin-fever busting getaway this winter? We've got you covered with a weekend full of local wine and beer, performing arts, fine dining and more so you can shake off those winter blues in Cape Girardeau to escape from the ordinary for a little while. Start your Friday with a leisurely meal that sets the pace for the weekend; The Southerner features a refined take on a classic southern menu, with cast iron brussel sprouts so good you'll be converted to the vegetable after one bite. Need a place to stay? Browse lodging optio... Read More

The Grants - A Love Story

Patti House, Fort D Historic Site Volunteer, has Ulysses S. Grant on her mind around Valentine's Day every year. Read on to find out why!  "Recently on an NPR interview I heard the speaker say, 'Emails are the love letters of our times.' This may be true, but I cherish the handwritten notes from my spouse, especially those written while we were trying to maintain a long distance courtship. Thankfully, letter writing was alive and well during the Civil War. The letters, diaries, and journals that have survived give a view from a personal p... Read More

Four Hot Drinks to Warm You Up this Month in Cape Girardeau

Switch up your typical morning pick-me-up with one of these drinks bound to warm you up! Settle in for a pot of tea at Baristas. The Moroccan Jasmine Mint Tea is served beautifully on a wooden tray with a pretty glass pot of piping hot tea and can be enjoyed at a marble table in front of a sunny window looking out over Broadway or in the historic 1920's lobby.  I bet you've never asked for a Fluffernut before at a coffeehouse, and here's your chance. Born from a regional Barista competition, the Fluffernut at Cup 'N Cork is full of ... Read More

Wintertime Family Fun in Cape Girardeau

Playgrounds are icy, Cape Splash's swimming pools are filled with snow instead of aqua water, and your kids are cooped up and have energy to spare. Here are some indoor spots where your kids can burn off those wiggles during wintry weather when outside isn't an option.  Discovery Playhouse This indoor children's museum has two floors of activities for kids who are creative, active, mechanical and everything in between. The first floor has a sunny area set aside for babies with age appropriate toys and play structures, a fire station with... Read More

Date Night in Cape Girardeau

Put the comfy sweats away and dust off your going out clothes, it's time to break out of the daily grind and go on a date! Here are some of our favorite date ideas in Cape Girardeau just in time for Valentine's Day. Day Date If your schedule frees you up in the morning, try a day date on for size. Sunday brunch at Gabriel's on Main Street in Downtown Cape Girardeau sets you up for a leisurely few hours of excellent coffee and a small, curated menu of seasonal brunch items much better than anything you could recreate at home, like Tiramisu Fr... Read More

Warm Up and Find your Hygge at these Cozy Spots in Cape Girardeau

Hygge is the Danish quality of “coziness and comfortable conviviality," and you can find your hygge at one of these exceptionally cozy spots in Cape Girardeau.  Stop by Baristas for a coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate. Their cafe in the Marquette tower has views onto Broadway and a fabulous classic vibe, but you're welcome to enjoy your purchases in the Marquette Building's incredible 1920's lobby with cushy couches and chairs, a fireplace, and character galore.  Another cozy spot for coffee is Cup 'N Cork in downtown Cape... Read More
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