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The National Park Service presents the sights and sounds of winters past. At the free annual series, the Old Courthouse Rotunda is decked in authentic Victorian décor. Guests are invited to experience holiday music, food and dancing from eras in St. Louis history.
At the two holiday balls, volunteers in period clothing demonstrate how early St. Louisans celebrated the holiday season. Guests learn about foods, music and dancing common to holidays. On select Wednesdays, the Old Courthouse hosts concerts featuring lunchtime performances.
Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Kick-off Concerts
Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Free Concert Series
St. Louis Holiday Historic House Tour
1864 St. Louis Holiday Ball at the Old Courthouse
1764 Twelfth Afternoon Ball at the Old Courthouse
The Historic Holiday Traditions events at the Old Courthouse take place on the above-listed dates ONLY.
The City of Cape Girardeau's first public art exhibit consists of seven substantial pieces, placed along the Broadway Corridor in downtown Cape Girardeau.
The seven artists are: Andy Arvantes; Mike Baur; Beth Nybeck; Dan Perry; Ben Pierce; Stephanie Sailer; Chris Wubbena.
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.
A sampling of media encompassing ceramics, paintings, drawings, processes of printmaking, sculpture and digital technology. There will be an opening reception from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on May 1. The exhibit will be on display in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Chris Kahler is a professor of painting and drawing and the graduate coordinator for the Department of Art at Eastern Illinois University. This exhibition will feature his abstract and vividly-colored paintings.
There will be a reception from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on March 6 and a juror lecture from noon to 1 p.m. on April 1. The exhibit will be on display in the historic Seminar Building Room 106 at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.
Civil War Times introduces the life and times of soldiers and their families in period fashion, camp displays, firearms, a tea party, river squadron and fort facts, trivia challenge and hands-on activities.
The event is part of Family Days at the Museum hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missour State University.
Crystal Wagner creates mixed media installations encompassing the entire gallery through a combination of different processes including screen printing, intaglio etching, relief printmaking, drawing, intricately cut paper, collage, cable ties, paint and mylar, and tar paper. There will be an artist talk at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6 and an opening reception from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University.
It's Britain in 1927, and Daisy Meredith is the first girl from public elementary school allowed to access to the hallowed halls of Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Full of hilarious characters and splendid scrapes, this riotous story celebrates with a sly wit and a big heart.
It will be performed in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Giordano Dance Chicago is known as America's original jazz dance company for creating innovative choreography, often redefining and expanding the very definition of jazz dance, and bringing this invaluable American art form to enthusiastic audiences internationally.
The event will be performed in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Enjoy a weekend just for the ladies. Hannibal businesses roll out the red carpet, offering specials, classes, demonstrations and more. Gals may (not required) purchase a Goody Bag full of coupons and goodies.
Shops pamper you with sales, demos, fun, food, fashion and wine tasting. Also, there are special activities in the evenings to finish your day with fun and laughter.
Visit our website for details.
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 crafts from regional artists: paintings; drawings; photography; fiber; pottery; and jewelry.
We have been connecting those who appreciate and collect art with those who create art since 2003.
Open Gallery night the second Saturday of every month, 5 p.m.-8 pm.
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.
Bluff City Theater is a small professional theater located in the former Farmers and Merchants Bank building at 212 Broadway in Historic Downtown Hannibal. Built in 1910, the F&M building is an iconic neo-classical structure featuring four Missouri limestone Corinthian columns supporting a portico. Operated by the bank until 1970, it was reportedly robbed by Dillinger's gang in the 1930s.
The site stood vacant until it was restored in 2014 to create an intimate 100-seat performance space. Bluff City Theater is an SPT Equity theater dedicated to producing theatrical works rooted in literature- from books, about authors or characters from books. The theater operates year-round as a performance venue. When not hosting its own productions, the theater plays host to a variety of musical, theatrical and community events. Check out our website for current details.
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.
Celebrate Black History in Missouri
Celebrate the contributions of noteworthy Missourians.
Civil-War Sites in Southeast Missouri
Check out these sites that have close ties to the War Between the States.
Critter Crawl-St. Louis
Take a walk on the wild side of St. Louis.
Forest Park and Central West End
Take in the great free zoo attractions and the free Museum of Art in Forest Park before visiting fun restaurants in the Central West End.
Hit the Links in Southeast Missouri
Grab the driver and let 'er rip on courses across Southeast Missouri.
Holiday Getaway - Northeast Missouri
Enjoy cities of all sizes during your holiday escape to Northeast Missouri.
Holiday Getaway - Southeast Missouri
Learn more about regional history and culture in Southeast Missouri.
Honor Tour - Part Three
Military Museums and Memorials in northeast and southeast Missouri
Head toward the Bootheel to experience Southern hospitality, Missouri style.
Kidding Around St. Louis Tour
Kids and kids at heart enjoy this family friendly trek around St. Louis.
Missouri's Great River Road
Enjoy the sights along Missouri's section of the Great River Road.
Missouri's Underground Treasures
Here's a look at some of Missouri's popular show caves.
Museum Madness in Missouri
Route 66 Part One
Route 66 is a great way to explore the Show-Me State and to see some truly unique sites.
What was that sound? Experience these haunted locations to find out.
St. Louis Arch-itecture Day One
Enjoy the sites and styles of architecture you find across one of Missouri's most historic cities.
St. Louis Worlds Fair
Experience Forest Park and other historic St. Louis locations related to the 1904 World's Fair.
Step Back in Time
The history of Cape Girardeau is on full display during this getaway.
STL In The Fall
Fall is a great time to see it all in St. Louis.
Take a Ride on Route 61 - North
From north to south, Highway 61 in Missouri offers a great look at the Show-Me State.
Take a Ride on Route 61 - South
From north to south, Highway 61 in Missouri offers a great look at the Show-Me State.
Time with Twain
Journey in and around Hannibal to experience life in Mark Twain's home town.
Way of American Genius - Part 1
This section of the Way of American genius focuses on folks such as Walt Disney and Mark Twain.
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