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See why Cape Girardeau is such an inviting town

Did you know the first long-distance telephone call was made in Cape Girardeau? It’s true! The first long-distance call was made Dec. 18, 1877, to another neighboring city to let the merchants know the steamboats had arrived.

You’ll soon discover the uniqueness and richness of this city and will come to think of this college town as your second home! Cape Girardeau is located on the western bank of the Mississippi River and has a rich heritage associated with the famous author Mark Twain, the Trail of Tears, the Civil War and the Lewis and Clark Expeditions.

Currently, Cape Girardeau has more than 120 restaurants to satisfy any appetite, over 85 retailers, including Westpark Mall, to fulfill any shopper’s desires and two major movie theatres to accommodate any movie critic. In addition, Cape Girardeau hosts the annual City of Roses Music Festival, arts and crafts festivals, jazz festivals and much more!

Related Links

Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce

The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce has information for visitors to the area including local maps and business directories.

Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site offers information on accommodations, restaurants, Cape Girardeau heritage and culture and area attractions.

City of Cape Girardeau

The Web site for the city of Cape Girardeau offers information on area events and community development.

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One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701