Blooming Beauty

There is an enchanted garden tucked away on a county road in southeast Missouri. Pinecrest Azalea Gardens makes a breathtaking and blissful first impression. My family and I visited the gardens for the first time just before Mother’s Day in May 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.


President William Howard Taft

October 26, 1909

A massive crowd gathers on the Cape Girardeau riverfront as President William Howard Taft’s flotilla arrives on the Mississippi River for a visit.


Tasty Eats, Done Dirt Cheap

8 Great Places for Inexpensive Eats in Missouri


Old map of Missouri with explorer's compass.

October 1, 1812

The first meeting of the general assembly of the Missouri Territory took place, which named the five original counties: St. Louis, St. Charles, Sainte Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, and New Madrid.


Events Worth The Drive

Our top picks from around the state.


Go West to Discover Cape Girardeau

History comes to life in this unique Missouri river town..


The Great Outdoors in Cape Girardeau

Nature and inspiration will find you in southeast Missouri.


Meteorite piece

August 14, 1846

A meteorite weighing just over five pounds struck near the town of Cape Girardeau.


Plant-Based Comfort Food at Trio

Trio in Cape Girardeau makes vegan dining fun.