Fun Summer Attractions in Cape Girardeau

Guest Post by Stacy Dohogne Lane, Director of Public Relations
Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau

p-51c-mustang-red-tail-squadronFrom antique automobiles rallying down the Mighty Mississippi to jet powered school buses and the Aerostar Aerobatic Team, Cape Girardeau was abuzz with planes, trains and automobiles in June! The Great Race visited Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, June 25th and was met with the best community welcome longtime Great Racers had ever seen. Local businesses hosted PitStop Parties to greet the racers as they arrived in Cape Girardeau, generating lots of en route support and enthusiasm. Downtown was full of Great Race vehicles, drivers and navigators in addition to a Cruise-In of local vintage vehicles. As a member of the Great Race Committee’s welcoming team, I got to greet the drivers and navigators as they parked along Main Street and welcome them to Cape Girardeau. They were all so glad to be here and surprised and delighted by the incredible show of support from our community; I was all puffed up with pride for Cape Girardeau by the end of the night!

On June 28th and 29th, the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport hosted the 2013 Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival. An exciting weekend of aerobatic performances food and family fun ensued, with crowds well exceeding expectations. Kent Pietsch and his Jelly Belly comedy act, Randy Ball in his Mig-17F jet fighter, the Air Force Rapid Strike Simulator and Paul Stender’s jet powered school bus and much more were all hits with the crowd.

There is still more fun ahead this summer in Cape Girardeau! Keep the “I’m bored’s” at bay with Cape Girardeau’s Family Fun attractions. LeBounce and LeBounceToo offer indoor inflatable fun in climate controlled comfort, and the parent’s lounge includes free Wi-Fi. Lazy L Safari Park has new animals and engaging events all summer long. Discovery Playhouse recently debuted their brand new “Air-Maze-Ing Fun” exhibit and features many hands on, educational activities for little ones. Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center has buckets of fun in the sun for all ages with a lazy river, slides, spray pad, swirl and leisure pool. The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has a children’s fishing pond with fishing poles you can check out; hiking backpacks are also available for check out and enjoyment on the surrounding nature trails. The Cape Public Library features many inventive programs all summer long and are a great place to beat the heat for an afternoon!

Details on Family Fun in Cape Girardeau can be found at, and our calendar is packed with entertaining events all year long! Discover the fun that can be found, Only in Cape Girardeau!