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From A to Z: Alligators to Zebras at Lazy L Safari Park

Where can your family find over 350 animals and more than 50 different species (many of which you can pet and feed)? Lazy L Safari Park is a one-of-a-kind walk-through zoo where you can get up close and personal with the animals! Your little ones can discover baby lemurs that are jumping and swinging all over the place, baby zebras and other recent additions including the Kinkajou, pacas and an albino ball python. Feed the camels, deer, goats, sheep kangaroos, antelope, emus, rheas, zebu, llamas, tortoises, parakeets and more! Most of the ... Read More

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is today, and Cape Girardeau doesn’t limit the celebrations to just humans...four-legged friends get in on the fun too! Mississippi Mutts, a local pet store and bakery, is having vanilla pupcake sundaes this Saturday, July 26th, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Your four-legged friends can enjoy a frosty handmade biscuit shell filled with frozen vanilla greek yogurt and sundae toppings. Owner Sherry Jennings says that “we’re celebrating National Vanilla Ice Cream Day because we know dogs love ice cream, ... Read More

Five Future Careers for Your Kids to Explore at Discovery Playhouse

Your little ones can try their hand at all kinds of future careers during their visit to Discovery Playhouse - learning through the love of play! 1. Banking - A real drive through tube, a teller counter, safe deposit boxes and a currency education activity let kids get hands on with good financial habits. The drive through tube is completely functional and is a definite highlight! 2. Firefighting - Climb into the driver’s seat of a real antique firetruck.     ... Read More

National Peach Ice Cream Day

Seeing peaches start to appear at both of Cape Girardeau’s farmer’s markets makes me so happy, and not just to bite into a fresh, juicy peach...they also announce the upcoming arrival of peach ice cream at Cape’s Cream of the Crust. Charlie Bertrand, the proprietor of Spanish Street Mercantile and Cape’s Cream of the Crust (also Chief-Maker-of-the-Ice-Cream)whipped up nine gallons of peachy deliciousness this week. This seasonal treat is only made at the height of peach season. “We cut down on the cinnamon t... Read More

Another Ideal Saturday from the Cape Girardeau CVB

Alyssa Lage, the Director of Sales here at VisitCape, is sharing what an ideal summertime Saturday looks like for her and her family.  Take it away Alyssa! The weekend starts early at our household. I’m up and out the door for an early morning walk downtown and workout in the back yard by 5:30 am. The kids are both up by 6:30 and we are typically out the door and heading towards the Cape Riverfront Farmers Market by 7:50. We live just two blocks west of the market so the walk down is a breeze. Once at the market, I get my typical ... Read More

7 Ways to Beat the Heat at Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center

Summertime in Southeast Missouri calls for long stretches of cool, refreshing water all laid out at your feet while you sip an icy drink in the shade, right? This is not a flimsy mirage, you can do all of that and more at Cape Splash here in Cape Girardeau! Here are seven ways you can show the summer weather who’s boss at this local water park: 1.  Flume slides - four of them! Soar down the 177 foot open flume slide from a 25 foot tower, or adventure down the 140 foot enclosed flume side. 64 and 78 foot flume slides are also f... Read More

National Strawberry Sundae Day

What better day for National Strawberry Sundae Day than the 7th of July, right? We did the hard work of researching (ahem *sampling*) the most unique strawberry sundaes in Cape Girardeau, and this is what we discovered! Cape’s Cream of the Crust is an old fashioned ice cream parlor with homemade ice cream crafted from recipes found in an early 1900’s cookbook. Charlie Bertrand, the proprietor of Cape’s Cream of the Crust and Spanish Street Mercantile, his antique store next door, carries three flavors - chocolate, vanilla... Read More

National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day

Happy National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day! There are no less than FIVE ice cream related holidays throughout the month of July, and we’ll be celebrating every single one of them. Today we’re talking about creative ice cream flavors! You can really get creative (and hands on) with your frozen treat at Simply Swirled. Take your pick from over a dozen flavors of frozen yogurt (sample cups help you nail down what flavor is floating your boat) that can also be swirled together for further customization. Past flavors have incl... Read More

The Month Ahead in Cape Girardeau: July 2014

Here are just a handful of reasons to enjoy Cape Girardeau during the month of July: The steamboats return to Cape Girardeau’s riverfront this month! The Queen of the Mississippi will dock on July 2nd and the American Queen will dock on July 14th. Cape Girardeau’s two farmer’s markets are in full swing throughout the month. The Cape Farmer’s Market takes place on Thursday afternoons in the back parking lot of West Park Mall, and the Cape Riverfront Market can be found in downtown Cape on Saturday mornings. Bo... Read More
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