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Gone Girl Touring in North Carthage - I Mean, Cape Girardeau!

Local guest blogger Kaleisha Walker is back to talk about Gone Girl touring in Cape Girardeau!  The Gone Girl tour is a popular topic when our Director of Sales, Alyssa Lage, travels to shows to sell folks on having their meeting, tour or sporting event in Cape Girardeau.  Kaleisha is our go-to Gone Girl tour guide, and for good reason - take it away, Kaleisha! How much fun was it to see the actual filming of Gone Girl right here in Cape Girardeau? And how cool was it seeing the movie and pointing out the familiar places here in Ca... Read More

Celebrating Your Southeast Graduate in Cape Girardeau

Experience the town your graduate has called their home-away-from-home when you visit on May 16 for Spring Commencement at Southeast Missouri State University!   If you arrive in town early on Friday, put on your dancing boots and head to the 11th Annual Western Swing Music Showcase!  If you'd rather listen to music under the stars, Tunes at Twilight will certainly entertain you.   Saturday, graduation day, it is worth waking up early to check out the Cape Riverfront Market.  Once again, here you will have a chance to ... Read More

Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

If you live downtown, work downtown, shop downtown, or simply like to visit downtown, you have probably noticed some great and exciting changes over the past few days. Well, that’s because your beautiful city—Cape Girardeau— was preparing to welcome some new art in town. Yes, that’s correct!  Wow, what gorgeous weather it was Friday, April 10, 2015 for the second annual Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition! The turnout was terrific. True, the gorgeous weather may have been a small contributing factor. Bu... Read More

Your Happy Hour Guide to Cape Girardeau

Everybody gets a little happier when there is a happy hour.  Here’s a list of restaurants in Cape Girardeau that have happy hours throughout the week - there’s a little something for everybody! Little Bit of Everything Applebee's Half Price Appetizers 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.-Close Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Mozzarella Sticks, Boneless Wings, Chicken Quesadilla, Chicken Wonton Tacos and Onion Rings.   BG’s Old Tyme Deli 2 for 1 Drink Specials 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.-Close Hotsh... Read More

A Day Well Spent at Lazy L Safari Park

I’m a huge animal fanatic. A trip to the zoo is always a good idea. Of course a herd of cows grazing in a pasture under our big blue Missouri sky is gorgeous, but petting a mother kangaroo while she carries her baby joey in her pouch triumphs over a cow any day. Unfortunately, airline tickets to Australia don’t necessarily hold a reputation for being inexpensive. That’s why I just recently took a visit to Lazy L Safari Park right here in Cape Girardeau to see what it was all about, and what an amazing experience i... Read More

Around the World Eats in Cape Girardeau

Whatever you're hungry for, Cape Girardeau probably has it.  Try a new-to-you cuisine as you sample treats from around the world in Cape Girardeau!   Pho 8 3036 William St. Pho 8 is a Vietnamese restaurant with simple yet satisfying meals. Although the rice and noodle bowls are great, why not try the dish that this place is named after? Pho is a soup made with rice noodles, seasoned with herbs, lime, and jalapeno. You can even customize your pho by choosing which meat selection you’d like: chicken, beef, meatballs, or shr... Read More

Unique Local Eats in Downtown Cape Girardeau

If you aren't hungry now, you might be ready for lunch by the time you finish reading - here's your inside scoop on local dining specialities in downtown Cape Girardeau! Broadway Biergarten 818 Broadway St. The Broadway Biergarten is unique in two ways: One, they have over 150 craft beers and hard ciders for a wide variety of tastes. Two, they have a 1-pound imported Bavarian pretzel on the menu. Yes, a full pound of pretzel served with a creamy beer cheese and sweet Bavarian mustard. This pretzel is definitely a snack to... Read More

Family in town for Thanksgiving?

Family, football, turkey & pie! Thanksgiving brings the whole crew to town. Show your family the very best of Cape Girardeau this Thanksgiving weekend! First things first - not much room in the home for overnight guests? Your family has tons of options for places to stay in Cape Girardeau, from hotels to vacation rentals to campgrounds to bed & breakfasts.   Discover how the holidays were celebrated during the Victorian era with Christmas at the Glenn House. Tours take visitors back in time as you walk through gorgeously deco... Read More

Get Seriously Scared

Do you love a good scare or want to get in on the ghostly legends of Cape Girardeau? Here's a list of where to find some of the best seriously scary haunts in Cape Girardeau this October! Haunted Downtown Walking Tours return for ghostly legends and “true” stories of Cape Girardeau. A costumed guide will guide you to some of Cape Girardeau's most notable historic areas and reveal some haunting secrets every Thursday evening in October, and the days leading up to Halloween.  For a chilling thrill, The Retribution is the la... Read More

Family Friendly Frights

Halloween is approaching, and it’s time for ghosts, witches and things that go bump in the night.  We've found some slightly spooky events that are perfect for families with kids looking for a little less fright! Halloween Storytelling at Bollinger Mill is appropriate for all ages; listen to scary tales under the stars at this historic site.  Halloween Storytelling takes place October 17 at 7 p.m.; bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket.   The Cape Girardeau Public Library will be hosting Animal Tales’ Creepy Cri... Read More
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