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

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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!

Discovery Playhouse
Lazy L. Safari
Rush Limbaugh Hometown Tour
Conservation Nature Center
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.

Cape Riverfront Market

Summer Arts Festival

Cape Jaycees BBQ Fest

08/28/2015 - 08/29/2015
Tunes at Twilight

14th Annual Wine Festival


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Upcoming Events in Cape Girardeau

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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
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From $70 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Candlewood Suites Cape Girardeau
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From $103 / night.

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

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Comfort Suites Jackson-Cape Girardeau
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From $95 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Cape Girardeau Mo
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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

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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