Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson

#38 of 101 in Nature in Missouri
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Trail of Tears State Park is a public recreation area covering 3,415 acres (1,382 ha) bordering the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. The state park stands as a memorial to those Cherokee Native Americans who died on the Cherokee Trail of Tears. The park's interpretive center features exhibits about the Trail of Tears as well as displays and specimens of local wildlife. An archaeological site in the park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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  • Did some mid week camping at the Lake Campground... Sites were well laid out. The campground host was wonderful.(thanks!).. Taking time to make sure I had everything I needed and told me about the....  more »
  • We were headed to Branson by way of Cape Girardeau. We went out of our way to go to this State Park after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. :) It was a drizzly humid Friday and we made our first stop....  more »
  • Beautiful, quiet and very well kept. The observation overlook of the Mississippi River is a must see. Also, stop in at the Visitor Center for a history lesson of the importance of the area.
  • Very nice state park very well kept we spent at least a couple of hours here

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