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Halloween Happenings in Cape Girardeau

The spookiest weekend of the year has arrived!  Here's what's happening this Halloween weekend in Cape Girardeau. Haunted Hall of Horror Scary creatures and other chilling sites in the dark and creepy halls of the Haunted Hall of Horror, tonight from 7-11 p.m.   The Retribution This terrifying 30-minute thrill ride will bring you face to face with your fears, including chainsaw maniacs and blood thirsty zombies.  Get scared tonight and tomorrow night from 7 p.m. - midnight.   Black Forest Haunted Ghost Town Exper... Read More

Double, Double Toil & Trouble: Macbeth

Full disclosure:  I consider myself well read for the most part, but Shakespeare is a whole other story!  Luckily, my sister Allison is a ninth grade English teacher, and she agreed to come with me for the final dress rehearsal of Macbeth at the River Campus' Rust Flex Theatre to help me follow the storyline.   The show starts with a bang and doesn't slow down.  The actors were so sure of themselves as they delivered their difficult lines that even I, not knowing the story ahead of time, was able to follow along.  I ... Read More

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 personal favorite spots and other ideas on how to enjoy this beautiful area.     What are your favorite things about Trail of Tears State Park? “The beautiful overlooks of the Mississippi River, which are accessible whether you want to drive or hike.” -Courtney... 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’s Cup 'n Cork Dynamite Coffee My Daddy's Cheesecake Starbucks Firehouse Subs Jimmy John’s McAlister’s Deli Panera Katy O’Ferrell’s Publick House Bella Italia Mediterranean on Broadway Zoi's Gyros Corner El Acapluco  El Sol El Torero Muy Bue... 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

Fall Colors in Cape Girardeau

The leaves are starting to show hints of yellows, oranges and reds as Fall foliage gears up in Cape Girardeau! Here are some of the prime spots in Cape Girardeau where you can best enjoy Nature’s colorful show. Cape Rock Park is perched atop a bluff and has incredible views of the tree-lined Mighty Mississippi. Being up a little higher, you have access to sweeping views with lots of color from this spot. Trail of Tears State Park (and the lovely route there) will knock your socks off with its fall scenery, from Lake Boutin to th... 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

The Month Ahead in Cape Girardeau: October 2014

Fall has arrived, and there are so many ways to enjoy this season to the fullest in Cape Girardeau!  Gone Girl Gone Girl opens in theatres Thursday October 2, and there is a flurry of local events planned to celebrate Cape Girardeau's debut on the big screen!  Read all about them here.   Get Spooked Set off on a walking tour in the historic downtown area with "true" ghost stories on a Haunted Downtown Walking Tour!  Tours take place October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th at 7 p.m.   ... Read More
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