Mississippi River Tales Mural

The Mississippi River Tales Mural is the largest and most dramatic of Cape Girardeau's murals and is located on a portion of the downtown floodwall. Covering nearly 18,000 square feet, this 1,100-foot-long mural features 24 historically-themed panels that vividly portray Cape Girardeau's rich history and heritage; descriptive markers provide an explanation of each panel. 

Panels were refreshed in July of 2015 and provide for a lovely walk along the mural. The mural was created by Chicago artist Thomas Melvin in collaboration with several local artists, and was dedicated at a public ceremony on July 7, 2005. 

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Latitude: 37.305899 Longitude: -89.517597 Elevation: 344 ft


Seasons Open

Year Round

Accessibility Notes

Sidewalk along the Mississippi River Tales Mural and descriptive markers are handicap accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are very welcome!

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