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Cape Rock Park

East Cape Rock Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO
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A DAYtime must see.

The views of the River from up here are AMAZING!!!!! Come park and walk up the stairs and find a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FunkyFoodie
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Jackson, Missouri
Upon this Rock

Stop to sit on one of the benches or all of them and watch the river flow by, with barges plowing... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Tanya R
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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This is a 21-acre city park on the north side of Cape Girardeau offering great overlooks of the Mississippi River. It has no website of its own, but can be found mentioned in the city's website that I listed.
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“trading post” (3 reviews)
“picnic area” (2 reviews)
“the river” (11 reviews)
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East Cape Rock Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of the River from up here are AMAZING!!!!! Come park and walk up the stairs and find a bench have a seat. Sit and relax just watching the barges and boats float by. If you get Lucky a train will pass while your...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Stop to sit on one of the benches or all of them and watch the river flow by, with barges plowing through the waters of the mighty Mississippi. Birds soaring over head. Gentle breezes messing your hair. Let your thoughts travel back to when a...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This place is worth the drive to get a great view of the river and read about the origins of Cape Girardeau. It's a quick and easy look around. The city needs to attend to the picnic area which was full of trash. Otherwise it's...More

Thank Glenda P
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Not much here except a great overlook upon the Mississippi River just north of downtown Cape. From here you will look east across river into the flood plain of southern Illinois and the Shawnee forest. Nice quick spot to stop for photos.

Thank greywolf1953
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Cape Girardeau isn't the only "cape" around here Posted Friday, July 25, 2008, at 3:39 PM Most think the state of Missouri is landlocked. Not so much. Not only does it’s eastern edge border the Mississippi, it happens to contain one of the few (if...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

While not as prominent as in decades past when much of the stone was removed to allow the railroad, Cape Rock Park is still the only place to understand why Cape Girardeau is the only inland named "cape" in the country. It offers excellent views...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

so not worth the time or the trouble to find it. kinda dirty and uncared for. The stairs didn't look safe to go on if you have problems with balance

Thank BroncoRB
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Great overlook of the river. Not much here. But work a quick stop. Not a lot of parking. Don't bring an RV. Not enough room.

Thank James N
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

We are history buffs so we enjoyed finding out more about the area and watching the Mississippi from this vantage point.

Thank Tumbleweed2013
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

Short drive from downtown, well worth the time! The Mississippi River is wide at this point, great access for watching barges & trains!

Thank Kevin G
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