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Belle of Louisville

401 West River Road

Since 1963, the Belle of Louisville has taken nearly 7 million people for a cruise on the Ohio River. The Belle is America's last true Mississippi river steamboat still in operation, and she is preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday in October 2014.


Latoya Rhinvil

Saturday, July 7, 2018
The boat ride was wonderful! I enjoyed my time. The reason for the 2 star is the food in the concession stand. The chicken strips were cold and gooey on the inside. After asking for a fresh batch, they were even worse. You all need to invest in fryer. Baking those strips makes them awful!!!! Nice boat ride though or just serve nachos.

Lisa Crouch

Friday, June 29, 2018
Loved the boat ride. Dining area, dance floor, gift shop, snacks and drinks rest rooms. You can go down to the boiler room. Wish it had been a scenic tour. Music blasts your ears off at the beginning but is turned down for the ride.The very worst thing is trying to figure out parking , making loops over and over again . You can see it but can't figure out how to get there. It needs signs. The parking garage is on the other side of the road. You have to get to the other side. Its a 2 Hour ride. Ride at the bow if you get a chance just because of the air and I just enjoyed the view.

Chas Shackleford

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
My first trip ever on the dinner cruise was for my birthday with my husband. We had the buffet and unlimited soda (which was great because it was hot as balls) interesting mix of music/entertainment on the boat. Will definitely go again! Staff even helped direct us to good parking in the area too!

Sean Warren

Friday, July 13, 2018
As a Louisvillian I was worried that going on the Belle would be more of a tourist trap experience than anything else, but my wife and I had a great time on an evening dinner cruise. The food was mediocre but the service was great, the bar and concession amenities were solid, and the seating up top was perfect for viewing the river along the way. Next time I would do the cruise only without the food which is very affordable. Just short enough to not feel trapped...and it's an actual working steamboat! I always thought it had an electric motor and the paddle was for show.

Sarah Myer

Friday, June 22, 2018
Took the lunch cruise today on the Belle of Louisville. Had a blast. The buffet had a nice variety and the dj/tour guide had a great time with everyone. The dance floor cleared after lunch and we had a great time on a rainy Kentucky day! Highly recommend this historic adventure!

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