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Missouri Wall of Fame

Water Street, Cape Girardeau, MO
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Excellent artwork on the downtown river wall.  Beautifully done.  In the neighborhood of Cape's historic downtown district with several really good... more »
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Jackson, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Always enjoy taking a little trip along the Wall, reliving some of the historic moments that took place here. Great job!

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Cape GIradeau had to defend itself from Mississippi floods and so built a concrete wall which blocked out views of the river. So what to do? They commissioned a series of murals that show the history of the city and famous people either born in MIssouri or with a very strong connection with the state. It's certainly worth seeing.

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Cape Girardeau
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Been to see this multiple times very informative and some interactive options. Generally clean and occasional graffiti on signs along walkway but usually does not last long. One trip I saw graffiti on Monday and Wednesday I went back and it was gone probably kids playing pranks.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband & I went to look around downtown & decided to see it. It was very interesting with lots of information about the town & river. Then enjoying the beauty of the Mississippi River. A must see!!!

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
57 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The wall features murals of the city's history from early Native inhabitants to more recent times. It also has another section dedicated to famous people from Missouri. It's worth of look if you are heading to the downtown area. It's also on a flood wall, which is also an important part of the city's heritage.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Really enjoyed the wall murals. Surprised by some of the Missouri folks included because I didn't realize they were from Missouri.

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Missouri
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The whole Riverfront area is worth a visit. The history of Missouri/Cape Girardeau and the Wall of Fame are nice improvements to the flood wall.

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Provo, Utah
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126 reviews 126 reviews
55 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Missouri Wall of Fame in Cape Girardeau, MO is an eye opening bit of history. So many famous people came from MO. So many will surprise you! The paintings are beautiful and worth a look even if you aren't interested in the characters so fantastically displayed. I am especially grateful that someone took the effort to make a flood... More

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Clarksville
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Cape Girardeau for the first time and as it was during the winter some of the places we wanted to see were closed. I remembered seeing the wall of fame on TripAdvisor so thought we would check it out. We are very glad that we did. The wall is organized by catagory (sports, cinema... More

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Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This gives you the history of Cape Girardeau and is a good general historical account. The art is very good. It will take no more than an hour to take in this place of interest. I do recommend it. I think it's quite interesting. Port Cape restaurant offers hand dipped ice cream cones at an outside window across the street..

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