Great Outdoors

Located on the Mighty Mississippi River, Cape Girardeau is surrounded by beautiful natural areas.

Pick out a hike or bike ride on one of the numerous trails, or take in a sweeping view of the river at Trail of Tears State Park. The city is filled with parks that each offer something special, and the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is a phenomenal spot that makes nature fun for all ages.  

Pack your hiking shoes, we did the planning for you - set off on an outdoor adventure in Cape Girardeau! Download the great outdoors itinerary here, and view a custom map of all Great Outdoors spots in Cape Girardeau that you can navigate directly to on your phone here

Attractions

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

2289 County Park Drive in Cape County Park North Cape Girardeau, Missouri

573.290.5218

Price Range
Free
Description
Showcasing the rich cultural history and diverse natural resources of the area, the Nature Center has hands-on exhibits and programming for all ages.
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Hiking and Biking

Various Cape Girardeau, Missouri

573.335.1631

Price Range
Free
Description
Numerous trail systems in and around Cape Girardeau provide a wide variety of hiking and biking options!
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Parks

Various Cape Girardeau, Missouri

573.335.1631

Price Range
Free
Description
Numerous parks provide green space throughout the city of Cape Girardeau; each park has its own set of amenities that set it apart from the rest!
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Trail of Tears State Park

429 Moccasin Springs Jackson, Missouri

573.290.5268

Price Range
Free
Description
Featuring some of Missouri's most breathtaking scenery, Trail of Tears State Park includes 3,415 pristine acres. Grounds are open daily.
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