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Cape Girardeau, MO

About Cape GirardeauNamed after Jean Baptiste Girardot, who established a trading post here in 1733, Cape Girardeau, on the banks of the Mississippi River, was settled by Spanish immigrants drawn to the area by Spain's offer of inexpensive, tax-exempt land. Flourishing river trade characterized the town before the Civil War. Cape Girardeau experienced an industrial resurgence in the 1880s with the establishment of new railroad lines.

A look at area heritage and culture is available at the Cape River Heritage Museum, 538 Independence St.; phone (573) 334-0405. The city contains many scenic parks. Ivers Square overlooks the Mississippi, while Capaha Park boasts a notable rose garden. A scenic portion of I-55 runs 57 miles north from Cape Girardeau to St. Mary.

Visitor Centers Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau 220 N. Fountain St. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Phone:(573)335-1631 or (800)777-0068

Self-guiding ToursA pamphlet outlining a walking tour of historic downtown Cape Girardeau is available from the convention and visitors bureau.

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Cape Girardeau, MO

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Auburn Place Hotel & Suites

3265 William St. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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3303 Campster Dr. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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Pear Tree Inn by Drury Cape Girardeau West

103 Cape W Pkwy. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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Pear Tree Inn Cape Girardeau Medical Center

3248 William St. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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