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

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Great history lesson. Who woulda thought Cape had this stuff?

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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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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Soldotna, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I was visiting with my elderly uncle and he wanted to go and watch river traffic. So we went down to the river front. I enjoyed the murals painted on the flood wall. They are very interesting and tell the story of this area and it history well. There are benches on the river side which is nice for older... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

beautiful paintings, great walkway, view of water and bridge. Maybe even the train. great parking, close eating places

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Buffalo, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

A bit of a walk but it would have been no problem if it wasn't so hot that day. Very interesting paintings and a great view of the river. A good place to sit & watch the river also.

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Thank Connie C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We happened upon the wall while exploring Cape. This little attraction is done very well. Interesting look into the past even if you're not a big history bluff. We walked the wall and then walked back along the river walk...nice night

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Cape Girardeau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The mural on the Mississippi River wall in downtown Cape Girardeau is unique and insightful. I had no idea of the heritage of Cape or the many famous individuals who were from Missouri. This is worth the time to check out and it totally FREE.

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Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Some of the information was missing so weren't sure who or what they did for Missouri. The area behind the wall was in need of some clean up and weed removal

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Jackson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The beautiful drawings on the Mississippi river flood wall in Cape Girardeau, MO depict many aspects of history not only for our local area but for the state of Missouri. Have taken many family and friends to see this wall over the years, everyone enjoys this part of their visit.

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