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“Interesting & Appropriate”

Fort D Historic Site
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Owner description: This is a small city park unit that is the only Civil War defensive fort still remaining for the city of Cape Girardeau.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

It is appropriate that small cities preserve some of their heritage & history. Not every monument is extraordinary, but can still have meaning. We try to take the time to read the plaques and really look at whatever is displayed. We discuss it, and ask questions about what we are not familiar with. Yes, it is in a rough-looking area, but there was no problem...just older dilapidated homes in the area. If we live in the moment and appreciate the fact that residents of Cape Girardeau cared enough to preserve this monument, then it becomes special.

Thank annmillernavy
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I applaud Cape Girardeau for keeping the site of this historic fort open (the other 3 no longer exist). We spent about 20 minutes reading some of the historical plaques, viewing the grounds and the overlook of the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, the site is a little worn down and in need of some tender loving care (please replace the tattered American Flag!). Location is not hard to find if you follow the sign on Sprigg St. Parking can be a challenge. We used the lot at the old school. This could be a wonderful site. For more information on the forts see the 17 minute video at Southeast Missouri State University River Campus.

1  Thank Adagio_Travelers
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

This was our first place to visit in the Cape Girardeau area, and we enjoyed the numerous historical plaques, and the authentic old Fort building overlooking the Mississippi River. The drawback was location, it was in a run down area, and we did not feel very safe.

Thank motraveler50
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Climb the viewing platform and take binoculars if you can. The best spectacle is seeing the disturbance in the water as the Ohio river flows in to the mighty Mississipi.

1  Thank Jenny E
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We were there during some realistic shows. It was great to look at old guns and cannon. The way they dressed was also interesting. Old History some stuff you just can't get out of a book!

Thank Pbear55
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