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Family Fun in Cape Girardeau

You don't have to go far for family fun you'll remember all year long in Cape Girardeau, with things to do from your littlest kiddos to your most grown up teenagers and everyone in between.   Kick off your weekend on Saturday morning with the Cape Riverfront Market, where there's much more to do than shop for veggies.  In addition to the freshest locally grown produce around, the market also offers baked goods, arts and crafts plus engaging demonstrations, live music and food trucks offering breakfast tacos, homemade donuts and more.... Read More

Traveling with Your Dog in Cape Girardeau

Is your four-legged friend a part of your family?  Bring them along on your visit to Cape Girardeau, where you'll find lots to do and see with your furry family member!   You can't go wrong with a shady stroll through the wooded portion of the Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail, where your pup will have lots of new smells to investigate.  Plan your stay to include the Cape Riverfront Market on Saturdays, May-October, from 8 a.m. - noon; leashed dogs will love visiting with the guests and vendors (some who have treats ... Read More

Stepping 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 ... Read More

Stepping Back in Time: Native American Heritage in Cape Girardeau

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 f... Read More
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