Where to Find an Alligator, Prehistoric Pottery, and a Civil War Fort

Discover a Missouri town that offers a unique safari, where you can have a close encounter with an alligator, a python, and a lemur. Also visit a museum that contains 15,000-year-old pottery, plus a Civil War Fort and the Shipyard Music Festival.

June 11, 1862

On this date in Missouri history, the Cape Girardeau-built Red Rover accepted its first patient. It was America’s first hospital ship.