Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA

Cape Girardeau is a city located in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in Southeast Missouri in the United States. It is located approximately 115 miles (185 km) southeast of St. Louis. Cape Girardeau is home to numerous Civil War sites and memorials such as Fort D, Old Lorimier Cemetery, Common Pleas Courthouse, Confederate War Memorial and Minton House.

Reflecting the area's rich appreciation of history, numerous murals create a beautiful backdrop to some of the city's most charming areas. The largest, and most dramatic of these, is the Mississippi River Tales Mural, located on the city's downtown floodwall. Covering nearly 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2), this mural spans the length of the downtown shopping district and features 24 panels that tell the tales of Cape Girardeau and the mighty Mississippi River. Behind the floodwall lies the Riverfront Park of Cape Girardeau Missouri, where riverboats dock and visitors can view the lazy Mississippi River.

Things to See & Do

* Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge
* Cape Rock Prak
* Riverfront Prak Downtown Girardeau
* Cape River Heritage Museum
* Cape Girardeau County Park Conservation Center

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area –62.9 km²
Population – 38,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port is located at the Riverfront Park of Cape Girardeau on the Mississippi River.

Travel Links – Cape Girardeau Regional Airport serves the city. Cape Girardeau is also served by Interstate 55 and an Interstate business loop, known locally as "Kingshighway." Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority