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Belle of Louisville & Spirit of Jefferson

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Address: 401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
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The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River style...

The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River style steamboat in the world. She and her sister vessel, the Spirit of Jefferson, offer river cruises perfect for all ages. We offer cruises nearly year-round, and have special events throughout the season.

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4th of July on the Belle of Louisville

We made advance reservations online which were simple to do. When we arrived, they had a will call table with our tickets. We sat on the top deck and had spectacular views of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
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Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Great afternoon on the Ohio! Food was good, ride was great, staff was even better! Highly recommend this trip! A little expensive but worth it.

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We made advance reservations online which were simple to do. When we arrived, they had a will call table with our tickets. We sat on the top deck and had spectacular views of the city, bridges, landmarks, sunset and the fireworks. This was a great way to see many displays lighting up the sky on a beautiful July evening. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent! I recommend this the dinner cruise. This real working steamboat. Been here many times (Louisville), graduated from college here, and lived here for 4 years, but never went. Finally went with some friends. Well worth the price and time.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

When I first walked up I was disappointed in how run down the boat looked. You would think as a tourist attraction that it would be freshly painted and "inviting". Once getting showed our table we were told we would have to go upstairs for any drink other than water or tea. The line to the bar was long and... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Our employees voted for a visit to the Belle of Louisville for a team-building activity. We booked a cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson due to availability. It did not disappoint. Kelly was so helpful with the group sales! I was able to do everything online and she even came dock side to see that everything went smoothly. Nancy also... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We did the lunch tour on the Spirit of Jefferson. The food was buffet style and was pretty good. You could go unlimited times. It was very organized. The staff was friendly.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We took the evening sightseeing only cruise on Thursday June 30. Parked in a $3 flat rate lot next to Joe's Crab Shack. Had bought tickets online ahead and just had to show our voucher and ID in the ticket office next to the boat. The river front in Louisville is kind of festive and it was a perfect low... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Fun and relaxing; buffet lunch; drinks; music; narrative of interesting river facts. Great fun and ambience!

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Paris KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I went as part of a group of 14 people 4th of July weekend on a Saturday, for a my wife's grandma's 90th birthday party. I will say upfront, I was not really looking forward to this. Didn't think it would be that great and more than likely hot and boring. I am more than glad to say I was... More 

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Martinsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had a great time on the Belle of Louisville this past Friday night. The food was really good and there was plenty of it. Everyone from the Captain to the DJ were so friendly and helpful. We had a family member in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating. We are already looking forward to our next cruise!

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