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Cape Girardeau Tourism and Sightseeing
Nestled along the western bank of the mighty Mississippi River, Cape Girardeau, Missouri is a community rich in history and heritage; a 250+ year old river city that provides small town charm with big city amenities. Conveniently located on Interstate 55 in America's heartland, Cape Girardeau is the largest city between St. Louis (115 miles to the north) and Memphis (165 miles to the south).

From historic sites to family-friendly attractions, from fine and performing arts to the great outdoors, come discover all that you can see, do, and experience only in Cape Girardeau!
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Cape River Heritage Museum
Cape River Heritage Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Museum in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Museum Cape River Heritage Museum is located in an old police and fire station, dating back to 1908. Many new exhibits this season; check out the Police Memorabilia, Steamboat Photographs, and Women’s Suffrage, The Nuns of St.


Glenn House
Glenn House Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Historic Site in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Historic House A true jewel of the City of Cape Girardeau, the historic Glenn House allows visitors to follow a pathway back in time. Restored rooms depict life around 1900, reflecting an earlier Cape Girardeau society.

Old St. Vincent's Church
Old St. Vincent's Church Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Historic Site in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Historic Church Old St. Vincent's is the second Catholic Church at the same location. The church replaced a smaller church that was completed in 1838 and destroyed by a tornado in 1850.

Historic Fort D
Historic Fort D Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Civil War Site In the summer of 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War, four Forts were built around the strategic city of Cape Girardeau on the orders of General John Frèmont. Designed by German-American engineers from St.

The Red House Interpretive Center
The Red House Interpretive Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Museum in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Historic Attraction Red House Interpretive Center Located just off Main Street in historic downtown Cape Girardeau , the Red House Interpretive Center commemorates the life of community founder Louis Lorimier, as well as the visit of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in November, 1803.


Bollinger Mill State Historic Site and Covered Bridge
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site and Covered Bridge Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Historic Mill and Covered Bridge Bollinger Mill, dating to the Civil War period, is a massive four-story stone and brick building where visitors can still observe corn being ground into meal by water power.

Lazy L. Safari
Lazy L. Safari Top Attraction!
Recreation in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Walk-Through Exotic Animal Zoo Lazy L Safari Park is a Walk-Thru Zoo located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The park features exotic animals from around the world in a comfortable and natural setting. Visitors can walk through the park grounds in their own time and at their own pace.

Crisp Museum
Crisp Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Museum in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Exhibits and interactive kiosks highlight the history of southeast Missouri including: The Land and Waters, First Voices, First Peoples, Frontiers and Empires, River and Rail, North and South and more. Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701. Admission is free to the fine art gallery and history gallery.

Discovery Playhouse
Discovery Playhouse Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Recreation in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

The Discovery Playhouse inspires the child in everyone and provides an entertaining family experience. Permanent exhibits include: a kid-sized village complete with grocery store, bank, and fire station. Also a health and fitness trail, water exhibits, art stations, toddler play area, and large-scale musical pipes will thrill your kids.


Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Nature in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Indoor and outdoor experiences for people of all ages. The White Oak Trace features two miles of nature trails, allowing visitors to traverse rolling river hills marked by sinkholes and deep hollows and to explore ravines covered with prominent stands of poplar and oak.

Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center
Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center
Recreation in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Water Park •700 ft. Lazy River •177 ft Open Flume - 25 ft. Tower •140 ft. Enclosed Flume •64 ft. & 78 ft. Flume – 11 ft.

Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center
Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center
Recreation in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Water Park 3.

Christmas at the Glenn House
Christmas at the Glenn House things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Historic Site in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Christmas Tour Christmas is coming to the Glenn House! This handsomely restored Victorian home will be festively decorated for Christmas. The halls are decked in the Carriage House too, and there you'll find Christmas cookies, coffee and cider.

Christmas at the Glenn House
Christmas at the Glenn House things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Historic Site in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Christmas Tour Christmas is coming to the Glenn House! This handsomely restored Victorian home will be festively decorated for Christmas. The halls are decked in the Carriage House too, and there you'll find Christmas cookies, coffee and cider.

Common Pleas Court House
Common Pleas Court House things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Historic Site in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Historic Building - 1854 The Common Pleas Courthouse was completed in 1854. It sits high atop the hill overlooking the downtown area. It played a big part in our history, from Indian council meetings to the Civil War.

Lazy L Safari
Lazy L Safari
Recreation in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Walk through Zoo Lazy L Safari Park is a Walk-Thru Zoo located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri featuring animals from Alligators to Zebras! Lazy L Safari Park is not your typical zoo. You can get up close and personal with over 50 different species of exotic animals.

The Historic Byrd House presents An 1814 Evening Dessert Tab
The Historic Byrd House presents An 1814 Evening Dessert Tab things to do on a rainy day in Cape Girardeau, MO
Food Tour in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

Christmas event

Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitor Bureau
Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitor Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Cape Girardeau, MO USA

CVB Stop by for maps, brochures and information about Cape Girardeau businesses, events and attractions. Cape Girardeau has many attractions and activities for the family.

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
Hotel in Sikeston, MO USA
Currently as low as $53.96/night!

Including a free daily breakfast a seasonal outdoor pool Wi-Fi and in-room microwaves and refrigerators the Americas Best Value Inn & Suites is conveniently located to the interstate and shopping. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool,Outdoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Restaurant, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Auburn Place Hotel & Suites Cape Girardeau
Auburn Place Hotel & Suites Cape Girardeau
Hotel in Cape Girardeau, MO USA
Currently as low as $79.00/night!

Featuring an indoor pool and hot tub this Cape Girardeau Missouri hotel also serves a daily continental breakfast.  The Westfield Shopping Mall is adjacent and free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Cape Girardeau


Candlewood Suites Cape Girardeau
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From $85 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Drury Inn & Suites Jackson MO
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From $95 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Drury Inn & Suites Sikeston
Guest Score:
From $105 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cape Girardeau I-55
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From $103 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Pear Tree Inn Sikeston
Guest Score:
From $80 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Cape Girardeau


Cape Girardeau has beautiful springs with April showers bringing May flowers, hot summers filled with shorts and flip-flops, gorgeous falls with colorful autumn leaves, and moderate winters with just enough snow thrown in to make it fun. The city gets an average of 47 inches of rain per year. Average snowfall is 9 inches. On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Cape Girardeau. If visiting sites and attractions, the best time to visit is spring, summer, and fall. However, there are events and activities that may well be of interest to visitors throughout the year.


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Monthly Temperatures in Cape Girardeau


Month Low Avg High
January 24.0 32.4 40.8
February 28.6 37.9 47.2
March 37.5 47.6 57.6
April 46.4 57.5 68.5
May 56.3 67.0 77.7
June 65.0 75.7 86.3
July 68.9 79.5 90.1
August 66.3 77.3 88.3
September 58.1 69.5 80.9
October 46.1 58.3 70.5
November 37.1 46.8 56.4
December 28.2 36.5 44.8

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