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You are cordially invited to attend the first ever Big River Steampunk Festival along the shores of the Mississippi River in historic Hannibal.
Step back in time as you stroll past the 19th century buildings on Main Street; visit the magnificent Victorian mansions on Millionaires Row; cruise the Mississippi aboard the riverboat Mark Twain; and savor the vista from high above the river in a hot air balloon.
This event has fun for all ages: food and drink; a midway; afternoon tea; main stage entertainment; a costume contest; ghost tours; and many other activities.
Whether you're just curious to see what Steampunk is all about or you're a seasoned Steampunker decked out in your most elaborate costume, there's something for everyone.
The City of Cape Girardeau's first public art exhibit will open on Friday, April 4 and will consist of seven substantial pieces to be placed along the Broadway Corridor in downtown Cape Girardeau for a year, culminating in early April 2015. The seven artists are: Andy Arvantes, Mike Baur, Beth Nybeck, Dan Perry, Ben Pierce, Stephanie Sailer, and Chris Wubbena.
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum and 6 beautiful Louisiana churches are holding the 20th Annual Church Walk. Explore the beauty of these amazing buildings and enjoy short presentations from each of the churches starting at 3pm at the Bethel AME Church.
Relax and enjoy a variety of wines from the region's vineyards. Live music and light hors d'oeuvres complement this outdoor event. Held downtown.
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some musical theatre's most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick out of You," "You're the Top," and of course, "Anything Goes."
Don't miss what the AP exclaims as, "So delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!" For one night only at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University.
An installation consisting of sculptures, sound and projected imagery related to live estate auctions is exhibited by Ariel Lavery of Murray, Kentucky, at the River Campus Art Gallery in the historic Seminary Building Room 106 at Southeast Missouri State University.
An artist talk is scheduled for 4 p.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 3 and a reception is scheduled for 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Oct. 3.
Art and artifacts from acquisitions including works by Rodin, Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Jake Wells, Maria Martinez, Tony Da and other luminaries will be on display in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum.
Over 100 exhibitors will fill the streets of Hannibal’s Historic Main Street on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, for the Hannibal Arts Council’s 38th Annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.
The two-day festival features artists, artisans and craftsmen demonstrating and selling handmade traditional arts and fine crafts, strolling and street musicians, a wide array of great festival foods, a children’s area, Farmer’s Market, cold apple cider, refreshing root beer and a wine tasting area.
Attendees can expect to see weaving and spinning; pottery throwing; candle making; leather workers; furniture making; blacksmithing; carving; jewelry making; painting and drawing; and a variety of other traditional arts and fine crafts. Over 80 exhibitors from all over the Midwest will have unique, handmade products for sale.
Entertainment includes a full schedule of local and regional musicians sharing their talents in the unique Folklife Festival environment of strolling and street performances. There is also a hymn sing on Sunday morning.
Delicious food choices are a favorite and assist 20 local community organizations with funds for their year-round programs and services. Foods being served include: kettle corn, chicken –n- noodles, bread pudding, catfish sandwich sandwiches, root beer and cider, and many other edibles made on-site.
The Folklife Festival is sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council. For further information on the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545, firstname.lastname@example.org, or view the festival page at hannibalarts.com.
Transition Spaces 14.3 is an exhibition space devoted to the work of artists within 150 miles of Cape Girardeau. The works of Benjie Heu, a professor in the Department of Art, will be on display in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University. There will be an artist talk at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Help do bousilliage repair on the Louis Bolduc House, play zombie versus human games, eat s’mores, plant garlic, hunt for a loup garou (werewolf), and sing zombie karaoke.
Handmade colonial Windsor chairs made using traditional hand tools and techniques of the late 1700s. No power tools, nails or screws are used. Visitors are welcome to watch the process of crafting these beautiful chairs.
Connect to the Art-Full Life! Original fine art and fine craft from regional artists. Painting, drawing, photography, fiber, pottery, and jewelry. Open Gallery night every second Saturday of the Month from 5 p.m.-8 pm. Connecting those who appreciate and collect art with those who create art since 2003.
Explore our nearly 6,000-square-foot showroom to find a unique collection of antiques and collectibles, jewelry, and vintage clothing and decor.
Founded in 1961 to encourage artistic awareness, participation, and expression, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri features three distinct visual arts galleries.
The Jean A. Chapman Gallery features works by the Visual Arts Cooperative, of more than 48 artists.
Gallery 100 and Lorimier Gallery feature works by other local talent.
The Arts Council, along with other downtown galleries, hosts the First Friday Opening Reception on the first Friday of each month, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Wine, soft drinks and refreshments are available. These events showcase artwork in Cape Girardeau and offer guests a chance to talk with the artists.
Our guestrooms feature satellite television, high-speed Internet access and work areas. Free hot breakfast served.
Our indoor Solardome includes casual seating, indoor pool and whirlpool, ping pong, foosball, billiards and arcade games.
At the intersection of I-55 and Route K (William Street). Several restaurants are across the parking lot.
Regional dining emphasizing local ingredients and wood fired oven. Lunch and dinner daily, Sunday brunch. Casual fare and drinks in Fenwick's Bar. Banquet center and catering Opening late 2013
Antiques and collectibles dating from your childhood days to your grandparents childhood days.
We are located next to the Becky Thatcher House, across from the Mark Twain Boyhood Home.
Ayers Pottery is recognized for its form and intense color-rich glazes. Steve Ayers has been a professional potter for more than 30 years, always making pottery with the customer in mind. His pottery is beautiful and functional: handles feel comfortable; spouts pour evenly; the pottery is microwaveable, oven and dishwasher safe. All of our pottery is lead free and food safe. Visit our studio and watch us make pottery. Browse the showroom and then take home a true Hannibal souvenir. If there’s time, we’ll show you around the shop.
The Bauvais- Amoureux House was built circa 1792 by Jean Baptiste St. Gemme Bauvais. It overlooks Le Grand Champ, the fertile agricultural fields of colonial Ste. Genevieve. Its upright cedar log walls are set directly in the earth in the rare poteaux-en-terre method of construction. Hewn timbers form the Norman trusses which support the steeply pitched roof reminiscent of French Canada. Purchased by Benjamin Amoureux in 1852, the house is now part of the Felix Valle State Historic Site. It features an impressive diorama depicting the village of Ste. Genevieve in 1832.
Sit and enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream confection, cone, shake, float, ice cream soda, sundae, or one of our special concoctions. In our emporium, you may see one of our "I didn't know you could still get this" items. We have Hannibal and Missouri souvenirs of all kinds. Browse our selection of children's classic books, Hannibal and regional special books and our fine selection of Mark Twain books.
A spacious (1,400-square-foot), two-master-bedroom apartment inn with two baths, living room with view of the Mississippi River, full kitchen and dining area. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district in Clarksville. Ideal for a weekend or extended getaway for a couple, two couples or a family. Inn includes Wi-Fi and many other amenities. A year-round destination and superb eagle viewing venue in the winter months.
A beautifully restored 1891 Queen Anne Victorian Old Town Cape historic district. The four guestrooms, all with private baths, offer an inviting alternative to hotel lodging. A hot, three-course breakfast is served.
Fine restaurants, the mighty Mississippi River, antique shops, boutiques, and art galleries are within three blocks.
This 133-room hotel is less than half-a-mile from the Bass Pro Shop, Ameristar Casino, 10 restaurants and two grocery stores; eight miles from St. Louis Lambert International Airport. (Shuttle available for an additional fee.)
In addition to our standard guestrooms, we offer two-room suites and whirlpool suites. There are two meeting rooms that accommodate up to 70 people.
We offer a complimentary hot breakfast. Our oversized, heated, indoor pool has an adjoining outdoor sundeck.
Visit our website for details, photos and reservations.
This hotel offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River. Located in the downtown area, the perfect place for guests to walk around the neighborhood and explore on foot; within six blocks, you'll find downtown shopping, restaurants, Mark Twain Riverboat and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. There is banquet space for 75 people.
This hotel is 100 percent no-smoking.
Bistro Saffron is known for serving fine Asian fare, with flavors and inspirations from around the world.
The Wine Room is available for semi-private dining for groups of up to 25. Saffron is available Sundays for private groups of 30.
We sell vintage sewing notions, buttons, lace, fabric fat quarters, Missouri and Hannibal memorabilia. We offer sewing, craft and quilting classes. We have a gentleman's corner to visit while the ladies are shopping.
Our summer hours are daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Our winter hours are Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and run Nov. 1 through April 1.
We will be open when the River Boats stop in Hannibal and by appointments for visits if we are not open when you are in town.
Craig Thomas, a resident of Cape Girardeau, is known for his fine art, murals, street paintings and commissions. His work, which has taken him throughout the Midwest and Europe, is displayed at the Black Door Gallery. Other artists are represented. Open first Friday of each month, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., and by appointment.
Adventure awaits at the "combat zone." This facility offers fun and competition, with four playing fields, a spectators arena, and a pro-shop.
Expanded facility offers airsoft; lazer-tag; indoor rides; softplay; an arcade; and pizza.
Guests may book parties and special events. See our website for details.
A St. Louis landmark located in The Loop district, along the St. Louis Walk of Fame. A restaurant and music club filled with pop culture memorabilia, including items depicting Chuck Berry, the Simpsons, the Beatles and Star Wars, as well as jukeboxes, lunch boxes, toys, darts, pinball, video games and a photo booth.
Live music several nights a week featuring touring groups as well as St. Louis bands, including rock & roll legend Chuck Berry.
Private party rooms are available. Although pets are not allowed inside, our patio seating is dog-friendly.
Nine miles from Busch Stadium. One minute from the fabulous Moonrise Hotel.
Broadway Biergarten is a superb indoor biergarten next door to the old Esquire Theater in downtown Cape Girardeau. There is an endless selection of beers, both draught and bottled, craft and imported. They offer a wide variety of German beers, but also a few nods to some Missouri breweries.
The staff is very knowledgeable about beer and proper pouring technique. Each draft beer is poured with the right amount of head and served in the appropriate glassware. The hot menu items are the beer cheese, giant pretzels and Cape’s Famous Boneless Wings.
Broussard’s Cajun Cuisine has been open 28 years...a Southeast Missouri favorite! Authentic Cajun specialties as well as, steaks, burgers, chicken, fish, crawfish, po' boys, oysters, gator, and crab legs. Something scrumptious for everyone...even the kids! Unique, fun atmosphere and staff with personality!
Family home-style cooking.
Cameron Cave offers a different underground adventure; you tour the cave by lantern light, seeing it as it was when first discovered. The only changes made were those necessary to make the tour more comfortable and to meet Missouri State Safety regulations for show caves.
A guided, 90-minute tour takes you through this unique, complex-maze cave. Cameron Cave (discovered in 1925) is on the property of the Mark Twain Cave; one mile south of Hannibal on Route 79.
Open two weekends before Memorial Day to a few weekends after Labor Day.
Hand-poured candles and gifts.
The park has 90 level pull-thru sites and 12 tent sites. Each site has water, sewer, electric, free satellite TV and wireless Internet. There are handicap sites available. We have two bath houses, a laundromat, game room, miniature golf, swimming pool, and a two-acre fishing pond all on-site. There is also a recreational center available with seating for up to 120 people. We are open all year and have daily, weekly and monthly rates available. We are located 1.6 miles east of I-55 at Exit 99.
The Cape Girardeau walking/biking trail connects us to the Cape Splash water park and the Missouri Conservation Nature Center - both within one mile of our campground. Three restaurants are also adjacent to our RV park. Please visit our website for additional information.
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