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Nearby recommended attractions:

Trail of Tears State Park
Trail of Tears State Park(Jackson)
Owner description: Gain a better understanding of one of the saddest chapters in American history at Trail of Tears State Park, where nine of the 13 Cherokee Indian groups being relocated to... more Owner description: Gain a better understanding of one of the saddest chapters in American history at Trail of Tears State Park, where nine of the 13 Cherokee Indian groups being relocated to Oklahoma crossed the Mississippi River during harsh winter conditions in 1838 and 1839. The park’s visitor center tells the tale of the thousands who died on the forced march, as well as the park’s many natural features. The park also has a cheerier side: shaded picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, opportunities to fish in both the Mississippi River and Lake Boutin, and majestic views of the Mississippi River and beyond. less
Attraction type: State Parks
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McKendree Chapel
McKendree Chapel(Jackson)
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Churches & Cathedrals
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The Oliver House Museum
The Oliver House Museum(Jackson)
Attraction type: History Museums
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Saxon Lutheran Memorial
Saxon Lutheran Memorial(Frohna)
Attraction type: History Museums
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Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center(Cape Girardeau)
Owner description: Located within Cape Girardeau's North County Park, the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is a place where families can have fun while exploring the rich cultural history... more Owner description: Located within Cape Girardeau's North County Park, the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is a place where families can have fun while exploring the rich cultural history and wildlife of Southeast Missouri. Admission is always free at the Nature Center because the nature center is operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation, a state agency supported by fishing and hunting license revenues and the statewide 1/8-of-one percent "Design for Conservation" sales tax. Inside the Nature Center, visitors will find a 160-seat auditorium, three classrooms, and hands-on exhibits for all ages, a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, and an indoor wildlife viewing area. Exhibits begin with Paul Corbin's collection of Native American artifacts including primitive tools that were used to harvest plants and animals hundreds of years ago. Interactive exhibits encourage exploration of the forest, marsh, swamp, and big river habitats of Southeast Missouri. Visitors can learn where to go in the region to experience these unique natural features and gain insight into local opportunities for camping, hunting, and fishing. Outside, "White Oak Trace" features two miles of nature trails allowing visitors to traverse rolling river hills with sinkholes, deep hollows, and ravines covered with prominent stands of poplar and oak. Native plants featured in the Nature Center's landscape provide habitat for hummingbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife species. These examples of native landscapes make the Nature Center a great place to get ideas for your own landscaping plans. The nature center also has a gift shop, with a wide variety of educational books, videos, and nature-related items. Final sales must be made by 4:30 pm. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Pie Safe Bakery & Cafe
The Pie Safe Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Pocahontas
Price: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Cafe, American, Diner, Soups
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
The Bayou Bar and Grill
The Bayou Bar and Grill
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Pocahontas
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

Tractors Classic American
Tractors Classic American
Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Jacksons Donuts
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Jackson
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hickory House Restaurant
Hickory House Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Comfort Suites Jackson/Cape Girardeau
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites Jackson/Cape Girardeau
$73 - $122
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Jackson
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Auburn Place Hotel & Suites
2.5 of 5
Auburn Place Hotel & Suites
$87 - $116
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Cape Girardeau
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Pear Tree Inn Cape Girardeau West
2.5 of 5
Pear Tree Inn Cape Girardeau West
$88 - $112
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Cape Girardeau
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