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Warm Up and Find your Hygge at these Cozy Spots in Cape Girardeau

Hygge is the Danish quality of “coziness and comfortable conviviality," and you can find your hygge at one of these exceptionally cozy spots in Cape Girardeau.  Stop by Baristas for a coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate. Their cafe in the Marquette tower has views onto Broadway and a fabulous classic vibe, but you're welcome to enjoy your purchases in the Marquette Building's incredible 1920's lobby with cushy couches and chairs, a fireplace, and character galore.  Another cozy spot for coffee is Cup 'N Cork in downtown Cape... Read More

Celebrating Fall at Southeast Missouri Wineries

Area wineries are gearing up for autumn with calendars full of cozy events and menus packed with seasonal selections. Here's what you can expect at wineries close by Cape Girardeau this fall.  Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery is located on it's namesake about 20 minutes from Cape Girardeau in Friedheim, Missouri. Decks overlook the pretty creek, and picnic tables are scattered throughout the wooded grounds hugging the tasting room. Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery is an estate winery where all of their wine ... Read More

An Outdoor Adventure in Cape Girardeau

Celebrate the Great Outdoors in Cape Girardeau this Fall with this weekend full of Mother Nature's best! (Psst: Get all of the info below in this handy print-and-go itinerary here.) Need a place to camp? A full listing of lodging is here, from woodsy primitive tent sites to RV set ups with all kinds amenities - plus hotels and more.   Saturday morning, get your weekend rolling with a visit to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.  The system of hiking trails behind the center is a hidden gem, and features varied terrain an... Read More

Free Family Fun in Cape Girardeau: 2017 Edition

Here is your guide to making memories with your family this summer in Cape Girardeau without spending a dime!  1. The Cape Public Library has a summer packed with events, and their children's area has toys, sensory boards, play kitchens and more while teens enjoy their own space complete with gaming systems.  It's a great (free!) spot to while away a rainy afternoon or jump in on a planned activity.  2. Check out a kid's fishing reel and bait and kick back while your little one tosses a line in the kid's fishing pond, or c... 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

The Very Best of Fall's Colors in Cape Girardeau

The leaves are starting to show hints of yellows, oranges and reds as Fall foliage gears up in Cape Girardeau! Below you'll find some of the prime spots in Cape Girardeau where you can best enjoy Nature’s colorful show.  This handy map clues you in on when leaves reach their peak; it looks like the week of October 21 is the prime time to enjoy fall colors in Cape Girardeau! Cape Rock Park is perched atop a bluff and has incredible views of the tree-lined Mighty Mississippi. Being up a little higher, you have access to sweepin... Read More

Free Family Fun in Cape Girardeau

There is lots of fun and entertainment to be had in Cape Girardeau that won't empty your wallet - here's a round up of free family fun in and around our river city! Storybook Trail Embark on an outdoor reading adventure along the Storybook Trail.  Different stories are swapped out weekly along the LaCroix Recreation Trail (use the Osage Centre trail entrance) so you can engage in reading to your kiddos while enjoying the outdoors.   Picnic at Bollinger Mill Just outside of Cape Girardeau in Burfordville you'll find Bollinger Mill ... Read More

Cool off in Cape Girardeau

The mercury keeps rising and the humidity makes it feel even hotter out....take advantage of the heat with these cool spots in Cape Girardeau!  Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center The littlest kiddos and the most adventurous teens will have buckets of fun at Cape Splash.  A splash pad and a zero depth entry watery playground keep your little tykes playing and splashing all day, while mat racer slides, a vortex pool and more slides give your older kids and teenagers plenty to keep them busy.  The 750-foot lazy river and lounge cha... Read More

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

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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