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Take one of our overnight cruises to STARVED ROCK STATE PARK or ST LOUIS and enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy live musical entertainment, storytelling, great food, history, wildlife, tours, and more.

Centennial Festival of Riverboats

Oct 14–19, 2014

Play all day to the sound of live music and taste of cold drinks. Then, cheer on your favorite riverboats as they race towards the championship. Enjoy a taste of Kentucky through local fare and vendors while you discover new talent through outdoor art displays. All these things, plus the fresh air of Louisville during the Fall, make the Centennial Festival of Riverboats a non-stop celebration to remember. By night, gaze at the glowing hot air balloons from the Great Lawn during Belle’s Balloon Glow. Or, enjoy a brilliant spectacle of fire and light during the fireworks show at Belle’s Big Birthday Bash. Every evening is filled with romance, live action and family fun that will leave you saying, “Oh, what a night!”

Mississippi River Cruises

Take a trip back in time and enjoy a Mississppi riverboat cruise on the Spirit of Peoria! Travelling up and down the Illinois River—and also the Mississippi River, this authentic paddlewheeler will delight you and your whole family. There’s no other Mississippi river cruise quite like the Spirit of Peoria! In fact, our paddleboat is one of the few authentic paddlewheel-driven boat that offers overnight trips anywhere in the country!

Our Mississippi river cruises feature live entertainment, wonderful buffet-style meals, music, storytelling, and more. Learn the history of the Illinois River and the Mississippi River as you pass the locations discussed. Hear the calliope ring through the valley as you observe the Mississippi River wildlife. So take a Mississippi riverboat cruise today and don’t miss the boat!

“We had a FANTASTIC time on the Spirit of Peoria. ALL staff was great, food was GREAT, couldn’t have asked for better entertainment. It’s so neat to see people have a passion for their work, great meeting everyone on the boat, and the Mark Twain impersonator was GREAT, as well , Loved the Piano player! Would Highly recommend this adventure to everyone!”
    ~Diane, 2013

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