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How to Enjoy Deer Season Without Going in the Woods

We’ve got the secret on the best place to spend deer season’s opening weekend: Cape Girardeau. Let’s face it. Some people don’t like to get up early and sit in a tree stand all day. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy deer season. While hunters are in the woods, everyone else spends the day browsing stores, indulging in fabulous meals and relaxing in style. Here’s how to make the most of it: Shop Everyone needs an occasional shopping spree, and Cape’s the place to have it. With dozens of ant... Read More

Deck the Halls with Holiday Crafts

Christmastime is nearly here – time to start thinking about greenery, wreathes and wrapping paper. “Fixer Upper” and other home renovation shows have made the old-fashioned, rustic look new again. Why not embrace the trend and design a farmhouse chic Christmas? Start by making sure you have the essentials. Pine cones and greenery Some of the most versatile decorations, adding touches of pine cones and greenery throughout your home serves as a subtle way to tie your holiday décor together. Drape garland along railings ... Read More

The Wilderness is Calling: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Nature is beckoning you to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Spend an afternoon surrounded by reptiles and fish, breathing in the crisp autumn air as trees dance in the distance. Or test your endurance by scrambling through the rough terrain of the White Oak Trace – each bend opening up to something new along your path. We could say, “There’s always something going on at the Nature Center.” But that’s very much an understatement. We’re just hitting the highlights. You can find a complete list o... Read More

How to Meet the Cape Girardeau Ghosts

Cape’s historical buildings have seen it all – booming businesses, parades, growth and unfortunately tragedies too. From battles to murders, more than a few souls have met their end in Cape Girardeau – and some of them never left. Actors in Southeast’s Rose Theater avoid saying the name “Mary” for fear she will appear out of thin air. Travelers along Bloomfield Road occasionally hear shrieks from Mad Lucy, who has resided there for well over a century – since she suffered a mental breakdown. And a ghos... Read More

How to Make the Most of Autumn in Cape Girardeau

Golden and scarlet leaves are forming canopies of color throughout the region. But as we all know, gorgeous fall days are not guaranteed to last in the Southeast Missouri climate. Make the most of the season before cold winter sets in. Check out the scenery Experience nature’s beauty as it’s meant to be enjoyed. Hike through the vividly colored woods leaves or bike along a trail with awe-inspiring views. Find the best spots. Indulge in seasonal flavors At the first hint of autumn, Cape’s local eateries break out limited-... Read More
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