Charismatic Cape Girardeau: A photo essay

I took so many pictures in and around Cape Girardeau and I’m just realizing that many will not make it into individual blog posts. These are photos of the historic downtown, the riverfront, and other places we visited that became favorites.

Part of the 1,100-foot long Mississippi River Tales Mural along the flood wall

Part of the 1,100-foot long Mississippi River Tales Mural along the flood wall

Common Pleas Courthouse

Common Pleas Courthouse

Lucia and Queen of the Mississippi, which was docked in Cape Girardeau during our stay

Lucia and Queen of the Mississippi, which was docked in Cape Girardeau during our stay

Historic downtown Cape

Historic downtown Cape

Bollinger Mill

Bollinger Mill

Part of another mural. In case you don't know where Cape Girardeau is.

Part of another mural. In case you don’t know where Cape Girardeau is.

Cape Girardeau truly is charming and I hope my photos have done it justice. My family and I absolutely enjoyed our time there.

My family’s trip to Cape Girardeau was provided by Cape Girardeau CVB and its partners. All words and opinions, as always, are my own.

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19 Responses to Charismatic Cape Girardeau: A photo essay

  1. Raul (@ilivetotravel) October 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Wow, all neat photos. I love the Courthouse on the hill.

    • Francesca October 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

      Thanks, Raul!

  2. D.J. - The World of Deej October 3, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    I love these Norman Rockwell type of towns. Sadly, they’re becoming fewer and farther in between… I didn’t expect to find a town named “Cape” in Missouri!
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    • Francesca October 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

      Yep, a slice of Americana here, Deej.

  3. Leah October 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Oh, Lucia is growing up so fast! Such a cute photo of her. I really love the mill photo, too. What a cool-looking town.
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    • Francesca October 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

      Thanks, Leah. Even I can’t get over what a big girl Lucia has become. It’s going by TOO fast.

  4. the lazy travelers October 5, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    very cute pictures! also, the murals in the first totally remind me of the ones of pawnee in parks & recreation… except less violent haha
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    • Francesca October 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

      Will you break up with me if I say that I’ve never seen Parks & Recreation??

  5. lola dimarco October 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Loving Lucia’s hello kitty bag! Very cute! I love the mural wall in your first pic!

    • Francesca October 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      OF COURSE Lola loves the Hello Kitty bag!! 🙂

  6. Monique October 8, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    Great photo essay! It made me want to go there, so one more beautiful place on my wish list! 🙂
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    • Francesca October 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      So happy to hear that, Monique! That means my work here is done.

  7. Pola (Jetting Around) October 9, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    I just love Small Town America, especially if there are train tracks… Such cute pictures. And Lucia looks like a seasoned traveler!
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    • Francesca October 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

      Yes, there definitely is something about Small Town America… Lucia doesn’t care where we travel. She loves to just GO!

  8. Lance | Trips By Lance October 16, 2013 at 12:58 am #

    More greatness from the little river town just up the road from me in Memphis. You’re teaching me about Cape!
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    • Francesca October 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      Yay! That makes me so happy, Lance!

  9. Adam Sommer (Visit Flyover Country) October 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Great photos….its certainly a picturesque town. They’re even filming the latest Ben Affleck movie there!
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    • Francesca October 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

      I know, Adam…. so exciting for the people of Cape!

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