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Missouri Wall of Fame

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Address: Water Street, Cape Girardeau, MO
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Mural depicting 45 famous Missourians.

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I love how unique it is. It describes not one aspect of the history of Missouri, but all. It is quite artistic!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Springfield, Missouri
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The paintings on the wall itself were very good, but the informational kiosk scattered out along the walk gave a lot of very interesting history and background information related to the paintings. A couple of the kiosk were in need of repair, but all in all it was an interesting way to spend some time while in the area.

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Thank MKM65610
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to miss if you visit downtown Cape Girardeau. This is a very long sea wall that has been painted by local artist. You will walk along the east side on water street and read plaques that provide the history behind all the paintings. A must visit if you find yourself in Cape Girardeau, Mo. I-55 is only 1 mile... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love how unique it is. It describes not one aspect of the history of Missouri, but all. It is quite artistic!

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Thank Hollie S
Sikeston, Missouri
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52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much Art work that was put into "The Wall of Missouri's History". So cool to see all the people that have made it to fame, that all came from the state of Missouri. I'm not from Missouri so it had opened my eyes to all the people I have heard of, but never knew they came from... More 

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Thank 4wheaties
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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326 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Missouri Wall of Fame serves it's purpose well. It keeps the Mississippi River from flooding the downtown Cape Girardeau area. This is located in a really cool part of the city. There are various shops and restaurants to enjoy, along with the old buildings. (Many have been totally refurbished, while keeping their original designs intact). The flood wall has... More 

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Thank Butterflydays
Columbus, Mississippi, United States
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

So what do you do when you are trying to revitalize a riverfront downtown? A wall. The Cape is clearly trying to do something with a downtown that has seen better days..this wall is a part of it,

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Thank Tom V
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

I truly enjoy walking along the river front and reading the history as depicted on the wall. I hope more will be added.

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Phoenix
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Its downtown, painted on the town side of the flood wall. Large, great condition murals inform you about local and state history. This would be a great activity for the infirm, as the murals can be enjoyed from a car in the parking lot next to the wall. Have dinner and take a stroll along the murals. Very nice attraction... More 

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Thank FormerRezPilot
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

If you're dining or shopping at any of the fabulous old town Cape Girardeau businesses, give yourself an extra 20 minutes to browes the wall and walk by the river (weather permitting, of course).

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Thank Marietta O
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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267 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

While much better than the truly abysmal murals that came before it (locally called as the "Wall of Shame") these murals are nothing special and barely earn my personal qualification of "art". The close proximity of train tracks, a street and parking lots make it difficult to appreciate the paintings at an appropriate distance and without obstruction. These murals (again... More 

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