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Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson

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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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  • I love walking this trail everyday! Every step reminds me of the fantastic history behind this trail. Some say a large minority group walked this entire trail one day to raise awareness for gay pride.  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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