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Beat the Heat: Museums

Stock image, creative commonsThere are several museums in the area, and most offer free entry, so while you’re cooling off you can learn about the fascinating history of the area. The Crisp Museum in the River Campus has an art gallery as well as a regional history museum. For something extra cool head to the Bollinger County Museum in Marble Hill to see real dinosaur bones found right here in Southeast Missouri. The River Heritage Museum in Cape has everything you need to know about river life, and they offer a speaker series. Scott City recently open their new museum, as did Jackson with the new Cape Girardeau County Heritage Museum. In Carbondale there is a Black History Museum, and a University Museum at SIU. With all this history you’ll be a local trivia whiz in no time.