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Explore the Great Outdoors in Cape Girardeau at the Nature Center

Rain or shine, discover nature at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center this Fall!   Kiddos can walk through a beaver dam, make rubbings of animal tracks and match the (fake) scat with the critter at the Nature Center, which also features a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, indoor wildlife viewing areas and more.  Hands-on exhibits for all ages ensure a fun day for everyone.   Head outside after checking out a free fishing rod and bait, where your little ones can cast a line in the kids-on... Read More

Explore the Great Outdoors in Cape Girardeau at the Park

Make new four-legged friends at the dog park, feed the ducks at Capaha and watch the barges head upriver from one of Cape Girardeau's many parks this Fall!  Looking for great views of the Mississippi River? Check out Cape Rock Park, the site of the original trading post that gave Cape Girardeau it’s start. The scenic overlook here offers views of the river from the observation area above and the river level below.  Map it. Riverfront Park is found on the river side of Cape Girardeau’s flood wall and has terrac... Read More

Explore the Great Outdoors in Cape Girardeau While Camping

Soak in crisp fall mornings, bright blue skies and the colorful leaves from one of Cape Girardeau's campgrounds! Rough it at one of Trail of Tear's basic tent campsites set among the trees on the ridge above Lake Boutin.  It's a quiet spot with easy proximity to the best hiking trails in Southeast Missouri.  Rugged Peewah Trail has a spot for backpackers to spend the night in one of the most remote areas of the park.   Roughing it not your style?  Bring your RV to the Mississippi River campground at Trail of Tears; the... Read More

Rediscover Cape Girardeau at Southeast Homecoming 2015

Fall is in the air and Homecoming is almost here; revisit your favorite college haunts and discover what's new in Cape Girardeau this Homecoming weekend! Southeast Missouri State University has a weekend full of Redhawks festivities planned, including an all alumni breakfast, the Homecoming parade, tours of Academic's refurbished dome and a football game.  In between the on campus fun, check out these tried-and-true collegiate favorites that are still rocking and rolling in Cape Girardeau: The Pilot House is still serving up barbeque... Read More
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