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Cape Girardeau Tourism & Sightseeing

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!

Top Cape Girardeau Attractions


Historic sites include Trail of Tears State Park, Bollinger Mill and Covered Bridge State Historic Site, Crisp Museum, Fort D Historic Site and more. Family-friendly attractions include Lazy L Safari Park, Discovery Playhouse Children's Museum, LeBounce, and more. Fine and Performing Arts include national and international touring performances at the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University and the Show Me Center, as well as fine arts exhibitions at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, and more. The Great Outdoors includes the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, numerous trails varying in degrees of difficulty from easy to challenging, farmers markets, area wineries, and more.


Historic Fort D
Glenn House
Old St. Vincent's Church
Trail of Tears State Park
Crisp Museum

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Top Things To Do In Cape Girardeau


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!


Lazy L. Safari
Discovery Playhouse
Conservation Nature Center
Christmas Parade of Lights
Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center

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Top Cape Girardeau Events


There are an abundance of events to participate in and to enjoy throughout the year. Events such as First Friday with the Arts, the Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive, Farmers Markets, Fort D Days, Tunes at Twilight, SEMO District Fair, Ghost and Humorous Storytelling Events, City-wide Arts and Crafts Shows, Christmas Parade of Lights, Holiday of Lights Tour, and more.

Christmas Parade

11/30/2014
Summer Arts Festival

06/20/2015
Around Town Artwalk & First Friday with the Arts

12/05/2014
Downtown Open House

12/05/2014
Christmas at the Glenn House

12/27/2014 - 12/28/2014

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Top Places to Stay in Cape Girardeau


Stay at the best rated hotels in Cape Girardeau. We only send customers a survey once they have completed their stay at a specific hotel. This ensures that our customer reviews are accurate! These hotels in Cape Girardeau, MO scored the best by our customers. Click through to see individual scores and review comments. With over 37,000 reviews of places to stay in Missouri alone, you can't go wrong!

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Sikeston
Guest Score:
From $75 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Candlewood Suites Cape Girardeau
Guest Score:
From $93 / night.


Free Internet.
Comfort Inn And Suites
Guest Score:
From $96 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Comfort Suites Jackson-Cape Girardeau
Guest Score:
From $90 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Cape Girardeau Mo
Guest Score:
From $119 / night.


Free Breakfast.

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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

Cape Girardeau Weather


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Whether your travels bring you to Cape Girardeau for an unforgettable vacation, as a spectator or participant in one of our many outstanding sporting events, as a part of a group tour, or as an attendee at a regional conference, we hope you'll stop by the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau office. We can provide you with some great suggestions regarding lodging, dining, shopping, entertainment, self-guided tours, and more. Stop by... we would love to have the opportunity to say hello and to personally welcome you to Cape Girardeau!



Cape Girardeau Visitor Bureau


Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau

Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau


Free Cape Girardeau Visitor Guide


Cape Girardeau Visitor Guide

Cape Girardeau Visitor Guide


Other Destinations Near Cape Girardeau To Visit


There are a variety of day trip destinations that abound such as a visit to: Ste. Genevieve - Jour de Fete and French Heritage, Marble Hill - Bollinger County Museum of Natural History, Charleston - Dogwood and Azalea Festival, East Prairie - Tour de Corn Bicycle Ride, Sikeston - Bootheel Rodeo, Bloomfied - Stars and Stripes Museum, New Madrid - Earthquake Museum, and more.


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