With some terrific day trip options in the surrounding area, having your own car makes sense. Without one, it wouldn’t be half as easy to explore all that Cape Girardeau, 19 miles away, has to offer. Isle Casino Cape Girardeau should be toward the top of your list here. Lazy L Safari Park and Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center are awesome attractions too. Don’t forget about Marion either! Just 25 miles away, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Marion Carnegie Library and Rent One Park are non-negotiable stops here.