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Southeastern Missouri

Black River Coliseum - Discover the best place for entertainment in Southeast Missouri reaching a five state audience. The Black River Coliseum is located in historic downtown Poplar Bluff.

Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center - Provides 3.5 acres of family aquatic center fun that includes a lazy river, several flumes, lap pool, swirl pool, and more.

Stars & Stripes Museum - Features collections of the Soldier's newspaper from Civil War to the current times and artifacts associated with the history of the American military.

Cape River Heritage Museum - Dedicated to preserving and celebrating the unique character of southeastern Missouri. The museum hosts ever-changing exhibits, educational programs, special tours, community, and social events that are open to families, school groups, organizations, tour groups and the general public.

Discovery Playhouse - Through the love of play, the 7,000 square foot museum offers a world of opportunities to learn through hands-on exhibits, play stations and interactive models. Permanent exhibits include: a kid-sized village complete with grocery store, bank, and fire station. Also a health and fitness trail, water exhibits, art stations, toddler play area, and large-scale musical pipes will thrill your kids.

The Sikeston Depot Museum - Home to one of Southeast Missouri's finest art and history exhibits. The Depot's Art Gallery features ever-changing displays by different artists and a variety of mediums.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site - If you are intrigued by the mystique and lore of simpler times, then relive the days of yesteryear by a visit to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site. The 19th-century mill and its neighboring covered bridge offer a glimpse of now-rare Americana that once might have been expected around many turns in a Missouri road.

Cherokee Landing Float Trips - Be guided down one of Missouri's float rivers, while enjoying the relaxing natural surroundings of this Northern Ozarks stream.

Boone Terre Mine Tours - Come and explore this exciting cave with your choice of a 1 hour walking tour or a boat guided tour.

Lazy L Safari Park - A Walk-Thru Zoo located in Cape Girardeau. The park features exotic animals from around the world in a comfortable and natural setting. Visitors can walk through the park grounds in their own time and at their own pace. Take a stroll along the creek while gazing into the fields to watch zebras or antelope graze.

Bonne Terre Family Fun Center - Provides family entertainment and amusement in the St. Francois County area. Featuring 20 bowling lanes, indoor electric go-karts, outdoor gas powered go-karts, water bumper boats, 27 holes of miniature golf, 60 video games, and batting cages.

The Glenn House - The historic Glenn House is just two blocks away from Old St. Vincent's, located on Spanish Street. The Glenn House is on the National Register of Historic Places and provides visitors with a wonderful walk back in time.

The Space Museum - A variety of programs designed to develop and foster a love of learning and space in schools, community groups, and anywhere else where students want to learn about space

The Red House Interpretive Center - Houses an early 1800's exhibit that reflects the lives of the early settlers of the old Cape Girardeau district. In addition, a rendering of Lorimier's Trading Post displays authentic items that would have been sold at the turn of the 19th century.

The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum Complex - A beautiful exhibit hall, reception area, and gift shop was integrated into the original 1845 church building, commonly known as the "Big School." The Museum offers guided and self-guided tours of the main gallery, Big School gallery, and original church. Tours of the 1839 Log Cabin - Concordia Seminary birthplace, the Christiane Loeber Cabin and the 1867 Trinity Church are also available.

Harlin Museum- Chronicles the heritage of the Ozarks through art and history. The home was built in 1889 and contains period furnishings and artifacts preserved to reflect and recreate the historical period in which James P. Harlin and his family occupied the home. A modern addition and expansion of the original home allowed the museum to include an upstairs art gallery featuring local artists as well as a basement museum dedicated to historical artifacts collected from local residents.

Trail of Tears State Park - The tragic history that gives Trail of Tears State Park its name provides a sharp contrast to the peaceful, serene setting and the abundance of recreational opportunities enjoyed by visitors today. The 3,415-acre park is a memorial to the Cherokee Indians that lost their lives in a forced relocation, as well as a place for visitors to participate in a variety of outdoor adventures.

St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway- Come take a ride back in time on the Iron Mountain & Southern Railway. Relax in a coach car pulled by "Pennsylvania Diesel #5898" built in 1950. Let the sights and sounds of the historic "Iron Mountain" line spirit you away to the glory of the passenger train era.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center - Discover nature in an all-new way and spend a day at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. The nature center features a 160-seat auditorium, three classrooms, hands-on exhibits for all ages, a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, and an indoor wildlife viewing area. Of course you'll also find a wonderful gift shop and helpful staff sure to answer any question you might have about the natural world.