History, Entertainment, Points of Interest
Cape Girardeau is a college town located along the Mississippi River on the southeast edge of the state of Missouri. Home to Southeast Missouri State University, the town’s population is approximately 40,000 excluding a large percentage of the university’s 10,000+ students living temporarily in the area. Use the links below for sources to more information regarding Cape Girardeau history and tourism. For additional information related to local restaurant, entertainment, and overnight accommodation options; check out the business directory section of this website for a continually expanding list of local businesses.