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Cape Girardeau is a city named after a French soldier/trader in southeastern Missouri. Watch out for murals and flood walls in this college town.

Cape Girardeau Missouri

Get in[edit]

Map of Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport has service on United Airlines to Chicago.

I-55, Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Mississippi River Tales Mural. a mural containing 24 panels illustrating the history of the area, the mural covers nearly 18,000 square feet on the downtown floodwall. Mississippi River Tales Mural (Q6879289) on Wikidata Mississippi River Tales Mural on Wikipedia
  • 2 Fort D, 920 Fort St. A Civil War-era fort. Fort D (Q5471009) on Wikidata Fort D on Wikipedia
  • Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, MO-34. Cable stayed bridge across the Mississippi that is a Cape Girardeau landmark.
  • Southeast Missouri State University, 1 University Plaza. Emphasis on arts.
  • The Crisp Museum, 518 S Fountain St. Rotating art and history and archeology exhibits. Free classes occasionally. Tel: +1 573-651-2260. M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa-Su 1PM-4PM, First Fridays open late.
  • Cape River Heritage Museum[dead link], 538 Independence St. Small history museum about Cape Girardeau. Tel:+1 573-334-0405 or (800) 777-0068. Th-F Noon-4PM, Sa 11AM-4PM.


  • Century Casino Cape Girardeau, 777 Main St. Slots and entertainment and a nice view of the river.
  • The Bedell Theater of Southeast Missouri State University
  • The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts of Southeast Missouri State
  • Cape Girardeau Bike Trail
  • Cape Girardeau County Park Conservation Center
  • Cape Rock Park, E Cape Rock Dr. Fine views of Mississippi from this bluff. Hiking and biking.
  • Riverfront Park Downtown Cape Girardeau, East Morgan St. Alongside the river.


Most standard American big box stores, including Walmart, Target, and Lowe's, have a presence in the town. There is also a mall with standard fast-food establishments nearby.


  • Minglewood Brewery, 121 Broadway, They have fantastic pizzas and brew their own beer on site. Neat place in historic downtown Cape Girardeau.
  • Dexter Queen, 1109 W Business U.S. 60, Dexter. Bbq.
  • Broussard's Cajun Cuisine, 114 Main St. Cajun seafood and steak.


  • Shakers Bar, 2 North Main St.
  • The Pour House, 113 Broadway St.
  • Independence Place, 5 S Henderson Ave. Night club.
  • D'ladium's, 1127 Broadway. 3:00-1:30. Arguably the best bar in Cape Girardeau. This is the place college students meet locals and alumni. Great atmosphere and has everything one looks for in a bar.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Cape Girardeau
St. LouisSte. Genevieve  N  S  SikestonMemphis
St. Louis via Ste. Genevieve  N  S  SikestonMemphis

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