Local Area Overview
Trail of Tears State Park - Serving in part as a memorial to the Cherokee Indians who lost their lives on the Trail of Tears, this Missouri State Park offers camping, fishing, picnicking, swimming, and hiking options. Littering is not an activity that this park offers.
Southeast Missouri State University - Originally touted as the Southeast Missouri State Normal School, SEMO has since realized there’s nothing normal about its fine university. In fact, with an ever-expanding student population and athletic program, the Southeast Missouri State Exceptional School might serve as a more appropriate title.
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site - Just outside Cape Girardeau sits the fine town of Burfordville. In the fine town of Burfordville sits a mill and a covered bridge. These two overlooked, man-made innovations (the mill and the bridge) come together rather brilliantly in Burfordville to form the Bollinger Mill Historic Site. As if there could be more to offer, it also overlooks a river in which you can fish if fishing suits you. And we reckon it just might suit you after a day of mill and bridge admiring.