Better Together

These two Cape Girardeau painters write and illustrate children's books in an unconventionally collaborative way. Their method is a fast-paced give-and-take that requires absolute trust, open minds, and a willingness to pick up and pivot.

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.

January 12, 1951 is the Birthday of Rush Limbaugh

January 12, 1951, is the Birthday of Cape Girardeau resident Rush Limbaugh, the number one radio personality in America.  

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

President Taft Visits

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.