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Cape Girardeau Summer Bucket List

Summer has officially arrived - make the most of the time off school and the sun with a Cape Girardeau summer bucket list packed with fun! Wednesday nights through the end of July, the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band puts on a free concert at the bandshell in Capaha Park.  Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy the music of the band's 115th season. Beat the heat at Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center - with 5 brand new slides opening up the season, the whole family can cool off from the summer heat!   Enjoy a picnic - we ... Read More

5 Spots to Enjoy the Mighty Mississippi when the River is High

Riverfront Park's floodgates are closed as they protect Cape Girardeau's historic downtown from the current high river levels, but you can still enjoy the Mighty Mississippi at one of these five spots! 1. Cape Rock Park The site of a trading post known as Cape Girardot - the true birthplace of Cape Girardeau - this prominent bluff gives you a bird's eye view of the Mississippi River from just North of downtown.  Map it. 2.  Fort A Fort A was one of four forts that defended Cape Girardeau from Confederate advances during the ... Read More

Back in Time: Cape Girardeau's Early Days

Born on the Mississippi River more than 200 years ago, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has evolved from a tiny trading post to a thriving community of 38,000 on the world’s only inland cape.  Step back to a time when Cape Girardeau was a young frontier town at these sites that chronicle the early days of our river city. It all started at Cape Rock.  A French soldier named Jean D. Girardot established a trading post on a promontory rock overlooking the Mississippi River in 1733.  The spot came to be known as Cape Girardot by ri... Read More

Back in Time: Cape Girardeau's Native American Heritage

Long before European settlers arrived, the Indian Nations bearing the names Capaha, the Osage, the Delaware, the Shawnee and the Cherokee called Southeast Missouri home.  Step back in time to these sites in Cape Girardeau that honor our region’s Native American heritage.   Crisp Museum is found inside the River Campus, and features the Beckwith Collection, which includes nine hundred unbroken ceramic vessels.  Most of the artifacts in this collection were excavated by Thomas Beckwith at the end of the 19th century from m... Read More

The Month Ahead in Cape Girardeau: June

You can't go wrong with all the fun happening in Cape Girardeau this month, here's the full scoop: Music June is a very musical month in Cape Girardeau!  The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band performs every Wednesday night this month, and programs include Americana, Rock Around the Clock, Movie Themes and March Madness.   Tunes at Twilight is still rocking and rolling into their spring season.  Sabrina and Tony, an updated folk rock group perform on June 5.  The Moore Brothers take the stage at the Common Pleas Courthou... Read More
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