The Belle of Louisville is America's oldest still-serving
sternwheeler riverboat, plying the Ohio River from Louisville's
waterfront to give visitors memorable sunset cruises, sightseeing
excursions and Saturday night party cruises. The historic boat
powered by two steam engines and boasting 32 whistles, was
commissioned in 1914 and originally named the Idlewild. She served
as a packet boat for many years, carrying passengers and freight on
America's inland waters. In 1962 she was purchased by the Jefferson
County authorities and refurbished, being declared a National
Historic Landmark. Public sightseeing cruises depart from the 4th
Street Wharf in Louisville.
Address: 401 West River Road Website: www.belleoflouisville.org Telephone: (502) 574 2992 Admission: $21 (adults), $12 (children 3-12); other concessions
available. Other tickets are also available that include lunch,
dinner or dancing.
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