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.


steak and beans and pickles at the City Butcher

Missouri’s Best BBQ Joints

These savants of the smoker are dishing up barbecue heaven all summer long.


July 2, 1952

Astronaut, Linda M. Godwin, was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She grew up in Jackson, Missouri and graduated from Jackson High School in 1970. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and physics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1974, and a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate in physics from the University of Missouri.


March 22, 1913

Missouri's state flag was adopted. Marie Elizabeth Watkins Oliver of Cape Girardeau's D.A.R. designed the flag.


Old phone being displayed in Missouri Museum

December 18, 1877

Long distance telephone service began in Missouri. The first line ran between Jackson and Cape Girardeau. St. Louis-Hannibal and Columbia-Rocheport were connected within months.


Christmas Carolers performing on Main Street in St. Charles for it's annual Christmas Traditions Shopping Season

November/December Events Worth the Drive

Our top picks from around the state.


Sample Celtic Cuisine in Cape Girardeau

A sign at the front door greets customers, declaring: “There are no strangers here, only friends who have not yet met.” The lively pub and warm, welcoming dining room boasts a massive fireplace and a wall of family history.