Cape Girardeau is home to great dining options

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I don’t know if it’s because they are a river city, or border the south, but Cape Girardeau has some outstanding dining options. And we took advantage of that! You can get pretty much any ethnic food you want. Chinese? Greek? Mexican? Cajun? Hamburgers and hot dogs? Yep, pretty much anything you can think to… Continue Reading …

Omaha classic steakhouse Piccolo’s taking menu to the streets

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Take one of Omaha’s oldest steakhouses, add a food truck and mix it with today’s social media advancements. The result is Anthony Piccolo’s Mobile Venue. Piccolo’s, which is celebrating its 80th year in business in 2014, plans to launch the truck in October. Lisa and I had the opportunity to take part in a taste… Continue Reading …

Cape Girardeau Holiday Inn Express is a comfortable stay

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We prefer to stay at hotel chains we are comfortable with. During our travels, we have come to rely on specific chains as our go-to choices. Holiday Inn Express is one of those chains. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express during our stay in Cape Girardeau. We were not disappointed. The hotel was clean,… Continue Reading …

Cape Girardeau welcomes sculpture walk to downtown attractions

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Cape Girardeau welcomed its first art sculpture walk this year. I’ve seen it done with other cities, and I think it helps the area, as well as “brighten” people’s day with some artistic beauty. The Cape sculpture walk features seven pieces on a seven-block route of Broadway, which is the city’s main street downtown. The… Continue Reading …

Lazy L Safari Park is a hands-on zoo in Cape Girardeau

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Have you seen the movie “We Bought a Zoo?” Well, Cape Girardeau has its own version of that with the Lazy L Safari Park. Lazy L is a walk-through zoo of “exotic” animals that opened in 2010. The zoo consists of animals from Lazy L Exotic animals farm. The zoo is home to about 50… Continue Reading …

Cape Girardeau driving tour highlights local spots in movie ‘Gone Girl’

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Nick and Amy Dunne are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. But, she disappears. Did she run away? Was she kidnapped? Worse? Is Nick guilty of anything? We’ll find out when the movie “Gone Girl” hits American theaters the weekend of Oct. 3rd. What does the movie have to do with Cape Girardeau? The Cape was… Continue Reading …

Trail of Tears State Park offers look into piece of American history and nature

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More than 16,000 Cherokee Indians were forced from their land in the southeast during the 1830s as part of the Indian Removal Act. They weren’t the only tribe affected. The Creek – among others – were removed from their homeland during the time, all because state and federal governments determined the land in Georgia, Alabama,… Continue Reading …

Follow us to Omaha Steaks – Your Exclusive Event Invite

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One thing Omaha is synonymous for is steak. There are many restaurants in Omaha and around the nation where you can get a great steak. Some of these very restaurants get their quality meats from Omaha’s own Omaha Steaks. Omaha Steaks has been a place that my family has personally trusted for quality products for… Continue Reading …

Emerson Bridge, Riverfront Park combine to create Cape attraction

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  When does a bridge become a tourist attraction? When it’s a well-designed bridge that crosses the Mississippi River, connecting Missouri and Illinois. The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge connects Cape Girardeau (MO) and East Cape Girardeau (IL). It’s a cable-stayed bridge, which means that it uses at least two pylons to house cables that support… Continue Reading …

Driving through the Civil War in Cape Girardeau

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Cape Girardeau was a Union stronghold during the Civil War. The area had its Confederate sympathizers, but the vast majority of the region was pro-Union. In fact, the Union defended Cape Girardeau from a Confederate attack April 26, 1863. The four-hour artillery exchange became known as the “Battle of Cape Girardeau.” Once the fighting stopped,… Continue Reading …