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Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides
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Shaker Landing, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
+1 800-734-5611 ext. 1545
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 October 2011

The Dixie Belle Riverboat Ride is a part of the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. It is a one hour cruise along the Kentucky River pallisades, which are beautiful. I enjoyed the portion of the cruise that passes under the High Bridge railroad bridge. The...More

12  Thank gracious
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I've ridden the Dixie Belle several times of the years, and frankly I doubt I will again. The PA system is ancient, poorly functioning, and the narrative dry as river drift wood. A short ride up and back, and that's about it. I wish Shakertown...More

3  Thank Sassygardner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boat ride starts at 2:00, we arrived around 1:30. The 2 captain and tour guide was on boat, Chain was up and couldn’t enter the boat. The visitors center said be there at 1:30, let the chain down at 1:50. Could have let the chains...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

A very pleasant - and not too expensive - way to spend an hour or so. Witty and knowledgeable commentary on the river and the boat from the captain; excellent local Civil War information from the "crew". Really enjoyed this trip.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My son and I spent a relaxing afternoon enjoying a scenic drive to shaker village. Also an equally enjoyable ride aboard the Dixie Belle. We had some problems finding the Belle. However once we visited the shaker Village information center it was made clear what...More

1  Thank Redoakd
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We had a guest from South Africa and decided to take him on the paddle boat ride at Shaker Landing. It was such a pleasant afternoon ... the scenery of course is beautiful, the ride was relaxing and the guides were great (informative and helpful)....More

2  Thank LW1214
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

If you are at the Shaker village, be sure and take the $10.00 paddle boat ride. It is an hour long tour and such a lovely area of the river to see. The staff is great and friendly and give you are running commentary about...More

2  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 1 June 2018

My husband and I arrived early for the Dixie Belle Riverboat ride. So, we could choose seats at tables at the front of the boat on the first deck. The stairs to the open-air bench seating on the upper deck were too steep for my...More

Thank SouthernTrekker
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Took a 2 hour Blue Herron viewing cruise. It was enjoyable. Is it luxury...no, but I didn't expect that. Downstairs seating are tables with plastic chairs. It was nice to be shaded from the sun. There were light snacks and the crew were all nice....More

Thank Gretalll
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This ride on the paddle boat was fabulous! The captain was so very knowledgeable and at ease with the boat, the information, and the passengers. The rise is serene! Must do!

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 28 November 2017

1830 launch point for goods to New Orleans. Now a fine gem of paddle wheel cruises up and back on the river. Funny and informative captain. Little ones can steer the wheel. Great for photographs of a steel trestle bridge, wildlife and enjoy that fine...More

1  Thank doublemdoublet
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride on the Dixie Belle while visiting the Shaker Village. There was plenty of seating on the upper level which included seating around the railing and benches in the center. The seating on the lower deck was simple tables and plastic...More

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29 June 2016|
Response from Dawn1208 | Reviewed this property |
I can't imagine they would ever be necessary, but that is a question for the front desk at Shaker Village. Sorry I can not answer.
Kathy C
23 July 2015|
Response from C3410EZjohnf | Reviewed this property |
It costs $10 adults and $5 kids and you have to buy tickets first at the Shakertown entrance before going to the boat. The boat is down a steep road across from the entrance to Shakertown, a little north on 68. From... More