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In the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus

The museum is said to cover from 35,000 years BC to current. There is a movie on the Cape that... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
" Very Informative Museum "

We went to the Crisp Museum at the University of South East Missouri . We watched a movie about the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
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518 S Fountain St, One University Plaza, SE Mo State University, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-7410
+1 573-651-2260
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the River campus of the Southeast Missouri State university sits this small, modern museum, this exhibit covers the archaeology and history of this part of the country. It is well displayed, illuminated and annotated. There is a 20-minute video before you enter the exhibit,...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The museum is said to cover from 35,000 years BC to current. There is a movie on the Cape that lasted 10-15 minutes. Early pottery is shown with dozens of examples. Spanish , French and American impact on the indigenous indian population, culminating in the...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

We went to the Crisp Museum at the University of South East Missouri . We watched a movie about the University and Museum, in a small theater first, before we walked around the museum. The Museum has a wide range of historical artifacts for you...More

Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Nice overview of the history of the land and its inhabitants. One of the permanent exhibits of Native American pottery currently has no labeling so there is little to be learned or information to place the artifacts in context. The video presentation is interesting and...More

1  Thank Rbj2040
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Part of the University, this is a top notch small museum focused on the history of the area and life along the Mississippi. A very good 17 minute film that provides and overview. Artifacts in the museum are quite amazing and they have indian relics...More

Thank Vikki K
Reviewed 11 October 2016

back as you can go up until the present. I found it fascinating b/c I am a history buff who thoroughly enjoys this sort of thing but could see where others would be bored. That being said I think it is a good place to...More

Thank tencatdaddy
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This very fine museum provides a penetrating and also wide ranging view of the area. One of its best features is the recording of first hand accounts of such things as the Indian Corn Ceremony, the lawlessness of the area's pioneering farmers in the 1790s,...More

3  Thank Dale M
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Our class has been studying about Native Americans and we wanted to go somewhere to learn more about the Natives in our area. The curator of the museum gave a very informative, hands-on presentation about the natives from this region and had several artifacts on...More

3  Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 9 November 2015

As the first two reviewers say, this museum covers a rather wide variety of topics related to Cape Girardeau and the Mississipi River, such as their geology and history, including the Native American civilization in the area, and the role that the Spanish and the...More

2  Thank mari w
Reviewed 13 October 2015

First the Museum is at a lovely location. It is part of the SEMO River Campus and located at the foot of the the bridge that crosses the Mississppi River. The museum beautifully covers all aspect of the land it is built on. The exhibits...More

5  Thank Bob S
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tracy h
15 October 2017|
Response from Vikki K | Reviewed this property |
We were on a the American Queen Riverboat Cruise. So our "tour" included entrance fees to all attractions. I believe there probably is a fairly small entrance fee, but it really is a nice museum and should be worth it.