How do I find the Crisp Museum? 

The Crisp Museum is located on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. This campus is home to arguably one of the best arts programs in the Midwest and is the only campus in Missouri solely dedicated to art, dance, music, and theatre. The River Campus is hard to miss as it resides in downtown Cape Girardeau at the base of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. 

Directions to the River Campus 

From Main Campus: Take West End Boulevard, Henderson St., Pacific St. or Sprigg St. south to Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and proceed east to Spanish St. Turn right onto Spanish and proceed south to Morgan Oak St. Turn right onto Morgan Oak. The River Campus will be immediately on your left. 

 From North or South: Take Interstate 55 to Exit 95 in Cape Girardeau. From either direction, turn right at the top of the exit ramp onto Missouri Route 74. Continue east on MO-74 about three miles. Right before crossing the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge into Illinois, turn left onto Fountain St. The River Campus will be immediately on your right. 

From East (Illinois): From Interstate 57, take Exit 30, Illinois Route 146, west towards Anna, Illinois. Stay on IL-146 through Anna, toward Missouri. Cross the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. IL-146 becomes MO-74. After crossing the bridge, turn right onto South Fountain St. The River Campus will be immediately on your right. 

From West: Take Missouri Route 60 east to Interstate 55. Proceed north on I-55 to Exit 95 in Cape Girardeau. Turn right at the top of the exit ramp onto Missouri Route 74. Continue east on MO-74 about three miles. Right before crossing the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge into Illinois, turn left onto Fountain St. The River Campus will be immediately on your right. 

Parking 

  • Free parking is available in the large northwest lot and, for most occasions, the smaller southwest lot. 
  • Handicapped and daytime visitor parking is in the northwest lot. 
  • For performances which draw a large audience, overflow parking is available on Fountain St. and Morgan Oak St. In addition, the University runs a free shuttle from the city parking lot across the street from Hutson’s Big Sandy Superstore (formerly Hutson's Furniture) at 43 South Main St. From the River Campus, proceed east on Morgan Oak, left on Spanish, right on William, left on Main, about a block on your right. 
  • We recommend you call ahead to (573) 651-2265 to make sure the shuttle is running. 

Parking and Campus Layout 

Contact Us
Location
Office

River Campus
175 Cultural Arts Center
518 S. Fountain
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7875
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701