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A Journey Back In Time

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Creole Queen Riverboat

The Creole Queen paddlewheeler.
















The Creole Queen, an authentic paddlewheeler, offers cruises on the Mississippi River out of New Orleans.

Meanwhile, the Steamboat Natchez, a steam-powered sternwheeler, has daytime and dinner jazz cruises year-round out of the Crescent City.


The Tunica Queen, an authentic riverboat, offers cruises on the Mississippi River in the Tunica Resorts area (30 miles southwest of Memphis).


The Lake Queen sternwheeler offers cruises along the shores of Lake Taneycomo out of Branson.

The Mark Twain Riverboat sternwheeler has one-hour cruises with commentary and storytelling out of Hannibal on the Mississippi River.

The Queen of the Mississippi, built in 2012, is to be the grandest ever overnight paddlewheeler offering cruises on the Mississippi, Ohio and Cumberland Rivers.

The Showboat Branson Belle, a split sternwheeler, cruises around the scenic Ozark Mountains on Table Rock Lake out of Branson.

The Tom Sawyer paddlewheeler offers daily, narrated scenic cruises with southern cuisine on Lake of the Ozarks.

The Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher, replicas of 19th-century paddlewheel boats, are located on the Mississippi riverfront under the shadow of the Gateway Arch.


The Belle of Cincinnati and River Queen Riverboat (see listing in Kentucky for BB Riverboats).

The Valley Gem, an authentic sternwheeler, has various cruises on the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers out of Marietta.


The American Queen, docked at the Beale Street Landing in Memphis, is back in service as of April 2012 after a complete refurbishment. She offers cruises on the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers.

The General Jackson showboat offers entertainment with your meals as it cruises the Cumberland River in Nashville.

The Island Queen, known for her dance cruises, and Memphis Queen III, a true sternwheeler, offer 90-minute cruises on the Mississippi River out of Memphis.

The Southern Belle sternwheeler at Pier 2 in Chattanooga offers dinner cruises while enjoying the scenic views of the Tennessee Valley.

The Star of Knoxville has a 90-minute cruise along historical sites on the Tennessee River.


Historic Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler, docked at Clear Water Harbor, has a 90-minute narrated cruise on the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes.

The LaCrosse Queen, an authentic paddlewheel with a split sternwheel, cruises out of LaCrosse on the Upper Mississippi River, Pools 7 and 8.

Princess Kay, the Belle of the Dells, is an authentic paddlewheeler that cruises along the scenic Upper Dells bluffs on the Wisconsin River.

See more images of active Heartland riverboats by viewing our gallery here.

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