Trip Ideas: Gaming and Entertaining in Cape Girardeau
Known as the city "where the river turns a thousand tales," Cape Girardeau features authentic foods and flavors, as well as more than 30 historic landmarks and many modern attractions.
Morning
Cape Riverfront Market
Cape Riverfront Market
On Saturdays, until October 27, stop by the Cape Riverfront Market to shop for farm-fresh produce, organic products, meats, cheeses and baked goods from more than 25 seasonal vendors. The market features weekly entertainment and educational demonstrations.
35 South Spanish St.
Bent Creek Golf Course
Bent Creek Golf Course
Get an early start to the day with 18 holes of beautiful greens at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, 20 minutes north of downtown Cape Girardeau. The hills of southeast Missouri lay the land for golfers who find this par 72 course to be both moderately challenging and gorgeous to take in on a sunny morning.
2200 Bent Creek Drive, 573-243-6060
Capaha Park
Disc Golf Course at Capaha Park
If traditional golf isn't your thing, try your hand at Disc Golf inside Capaha Park. Established in 2011, this 10-hole course has become a favorite amongst southeast Missouri players and visitors.
1400 Broadway
Afternoon
Mississippi River Tales Mural
Take a stroll and learn more about the history of Cape Girardeau when you check out the Mississippi River Tales Mural. The mural consists of 24 individual tiles, and covers more than 18,000 square feet of the 15-foot high floodwall near the riverfront. Each tile helps tell a part of the story that founded Cape Girardeau and the southeast Missouri region.
100 Broadway, 573-335-1631
Mediterranean on Broadway
Mediterranean on Broadway
For a taste from afar during lunch, stop into the Mediterranean on Broadway. This boutique restaurant offers fresh-made Mediterranean favorites, including kabobs, shawarma and baklava for dessert.
411 Broadway, 573-651-3783
Evening
Isle of Capri Casino
Isle of Capri Casino
Try your luck with slots and table games, and enjoy a delicious dinner and drinks at Capri Casino in Cape Girardeau. This Casino and entertainment center has it all – from live music to world-class restaurants and contemporary bars. Opening in November 2012.
338 Broadway, 800-THE-ISLE
Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
Located on the Southeast Missouri State University campus, the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall is an intimate, state-of-the art theater and experience. The space holds up to 950 people at capacity and is host to many national and international touring concerts, performances and ballets, as well as university productions.
518 S. Fountain St., 573-986-4900
Lodging
Bellevue Bed & Breakfast
When it's time to settle in for the night, opt for a more personal experience. Check out the Bellevue Bed & Breakfast in historic old town Cape for a stay you're sure to remember. As a guest, you're treated to a delicious meal each morning and are just blocks away from nearby shopping and attractions.
312 Bellevue Street, 573-335-3302

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