Cape Girardeau Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Cape Girardeau Trip Guide

European settlers established a Mississippi River town here in the late 1700s. Today, Cape Girardeau is known for good shopping.
Suspension bridge at Cape Girardeau.
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What to do

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Hiking trails, workshops and exhibits on southeastern Missouri habitats give visitors a chance to connect with nature. (573) 290-5218;

Crisp Museum Highlights include a video of the region, architectural history and an art gallery. (573) 651-2260; 

Where to eat

My Daddy’s Cheesecake Bakery and Cafe Come for bakery treats or any meal of the day, but don’t leave without a slice of cheesecake. Mississippi Mud is a fave. (573) 335-6660;


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