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Rainy Day Fun in Cape Girardeau

All of these April showers are bringing May flowers, right?  Here are 7 things to do in Cape Girardeau on a rainy day!

1.  Check out a local museum.

The Cape River Heritage Museum has an array of ever-changing exhibits that illustrate what life on the Mississippi River was like, and Crisp Museum has an incredible collection of Native American artifacts.  Little ones will love the Discovery Playhouse, with 7,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits and play stations.  

2.  See what’s happening outside….inside.

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center showcases Southeast Missouri’s natural wonders with exhibits for all ages, freshwater aquariums, an indoor wildlife viewing area and an indoor beehive (don’t worry, those bees are safely contained)!

3.  Get artsy.

Explore the one-of-a-kind creations at art galleries throughout Cape Girardeau.  Exhibits change frequently, so there is always a new piece to discover.

4.  Peek into the past.

Old St. Vincent’s Church was built in the 1850s, and the architecturally-unique interior will take your breath away.  Maybe your tour guide will play the organ for you?  The Glenn House provides a window into Cape Girardeau during the late 1800’s; the “new” technology throughout the home is fun to learn about. The Red House Interpretive Center commemorates the life of Cape Girardeau’s founder, Louis Lorimier, as well as Lewis and Clark’s visit in November of 1803 as they headed west on their Corps of Discovery.

5.  Indoor inflatable fun.

Jumping castles, giant slides, obstacle courses and more await your little ones ages 2-12 at LeBounce, with 6,000 square feet of play area, and Orange Monkey inside West Park Mall has activities geared towards kids and teens ages 8 and up such as new bouncers, paintless paintball, dodgeball, a zip line, an indoor climbing wall and more.  You can kick back and relax while your little ones run out all that energy!

6. Take a turn through local shops.

With antique shops, specialty stores and boutiques, see what’s new on the shelves with an afternoon of shopping.  Mother’s Day, graduations and Father’s Day are all coming up!  

7.  Chow down.

All this indoor fun has made you hungry, right?  With over 120 restaurants organized by what you’re hungry for, enjoy a meal or snack all cozied up inside while the rain comes down outside.  

Here’s the details rainy day entertainment in Cape Girardeau:

Cape River Heritage Museum:  Open Thursday-Saturday (April – November) from Noon – 4 p.m.; Admission $2-$3

Crisp Museum:  Open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (May 18 – August 14, 2015) and Saturday-Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. (Spring and Fall hours, closed on weekends in Summer); Admission is free.

Discovery Playhouse:  Open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.;  Admission is Free for those 1 and under, $5 for those 1+

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center:  Open Tuesday – Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Admission is free

Click here for a full listing of art galleries in Cape Girardeau.

Old St. Vincent’s Church:  Open for tours Saturdays (May – September) from 1- 4 p.m.; Admission is free and donations are welcome.

Glenn House:  Open Saturday-Sunday (May – October) from 1 – 4 p.m.; Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under

Red House Interpretive Center:  Open Saturdays (May – October) from 1 – 4 p.m.; Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students

LeBounce:  Open Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 7 p.m.; Admission is $8 for an all day pass for ages 2-12, and a 1 hour pass is $5 Monday-Friday. Under 2 is free if accompanied by another child.

Orange Monkey:  Admission is $8 for an all day pass and $5 for a 1 hour pass. Orange Monkey is open Friday from 3 – 9 p.m, Saturday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.

Click here for a listing of Cape Girardeau’s locally owned specialty shops.

Click here for a listing of restaurants in Cape Girardeau.

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