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2017 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on Broadway

Have you noticed new sculptures popping up along Broadway? Seven new sculptures juried by Jennifer Torres with input from the Public Art Committee are dotted up and down Broadway, from Pacific Street all the way down to Main Street.  The 2017 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit was installed in early April 2017, replacing the 2016 sculptures. The sculptures will be in place until April of 2018, so take a walk down Broadway and check out this year’s batch.  Materials used in this year's pieces include aluminum, steel structural tubin... Read More

Plan Your Visit to the Dark Side of the Moon

August 21, 2017 feels far away, but hotels are booking up quickly for the total solar eclipse that afternoon. Plan your trip to Cape Girardeau to experience 1 minute 48 seconds of totality!  Watch the first total solar eclipse visible in Cape Girardeau since 1869 on Monday, August 21, 2017 from the Cape Sportsplex.  We'll have free t-shirts commemorating this celestial event for the first 200 attendees, and glasses on hand for the first 1,000.  Food trucks will be on hand and you'll have a chance to take in this incredible event... Read More

A Weekend Full of History in Cape Girardeau

Experience local historic attractions over a weekend that brings the past to life this spring.  We took care of the planning, all you have to do is show up and get ready to step back in time in Cape Girardeau!  Get your print-and-go PDF of the following attractions here.  Kick off your weekend Saturday morning with a tour of Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, home to a Civil War era four-story mill that grinds wheat and corn into flour and mill.  One of the only four remaining covered bridges in the state of Missouri ... Read More

Springtime Shopping on the North Block of #MainStreetCape

The weather couldn't be more inviting for a stroll on Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau! The #MainStreetCape sidewalk construction project has moved to the North block of Main between Broadway and Themis streets, and shops and restaurants are open and welcome your business while work continues. Here's a peek at what you'll find! Shopping Renaissance has fresh spring vignettes set up throughout their shop. You'll find everything you need to set a beautiful Easter table inside. Lattitudes let's you shop with a clear conscience -... Read More

Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Cape Girardeau

April Showers do make for May flowers, but until then, here are some fun things to do inside in Cape Girardeau! The Great Outdoors: Inside Get hands on with nature inside the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.  Kiddos can trace animal prints with crayons, play in the puppet theatre, peer at the wildlife that calls the nature center home, crawl through an oversize beaver dam and spot birds and squirrels from an indoor wildlife viewing station. Exhibits are for all ages, and this facility is 100% free!  Local Shops With ant... Read More
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