You’ve heard that saying, right? And, it might be true! Pack a lunch and head out to visit some of Cape’s free activities and locations!
Located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, home to artist, some local, whose work is put on display for the community to enjoy. In addition, the museum has a collection of archaeological and fine art pieces estimated to be about 15,000 years old
The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center within Cape Girardeau’s North County Park is a great family-friendly activity. If it’s warm enough outside, you can explore over two miles of nature trails. Inside the facility, exhibits featuring habitats found in southeast Missouri and wildlife-viewing areas on native plants are always popular attractions.
Overlooking the river is Fort D constructed in 1861 as a Civil War fort protecting Cape Girardeau from a Confederate attack. Fort D is listed in the national register of historic places and is the only remaining of four Civil War forts built to protect our city. This is a great spot for a lunch overlooking the Mississippi River!
Also close to the Mississippi River is the Riverfront Bridge Park, located where the previous bridge one stood, leaving behind a historic brick structure. With a few parking spots, nearby, you can stroll through the park on a winding trail below huge trees then watch barge traffic from a lookout spot.
For more activities to do around Cape this winter, check out the VisitCape Discover Guide!