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Summer Dining in Cape Girardeau

Whether your idea of summer dining is cocktails with friends on an open patio or the crunch of fresh veggies in a crisp seasonal salad, Cape Girardeau has exactly what you're looking for - from quaint eateries to local organic produce.  Alfresco dining Many of Cape Girardeau's restaurants provide patios where you can soak up some sun and enjoy a breeze while dining on anything from pasta to sweet treats. It's the perfect setting to indulge in some people-watching too. You may even see a local celebrity.  Cape Girardeau's restaurant... Read More

Cape's Finest Art

Between our melt-in-your-mouth barbecue and downtown’s antiquing paradise, a major Cape Girardeau bragging point gets overlooked – art.   We may not have the Mona Lisa on display, but an entire campus is dedicated to Southeast Missouri State’s fine arts programs. And a trip down Broadway is practically a sculpture exhibition.   Where to start A fine arts campus wouldn’t be worth its salt without an art gallery. Southeast’s is located at the Crisp Museum on the River Campus. Exhibits frequen... Read More

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
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