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Take one of our overnight cruises to STARVED ROCK STATE PARK or ST LOUIS and enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy live musical entertainment, storytelling, great food, history, wildlife, tours, and more.

Mississippi River Cruises

Take a trip back in time and enjoy a Mississppi riverboat cruise on the Spirit of Peoria! Travelling up and down the Illinois River—and also the Mississippi River, this authentic paddlewheeler will delight you and your whole family. There’s no other Mississippi river cruise quite like the Spirit of Peoria! In fact, our paddleboat is one of the few authentic paddlewheel-driven boat that offers overnight trips anywhere in the country!

Our Mississippi river cruises feature live entertainment, wonderful buffet-style meals, music, storytelling, and more. Learn the history of the Illinois River and the Mississippi River as you pass the locations discussed. Hear the calliope ring through the valley as you observe the Mississippi River wildlife. So take a Mississippi riverboat cruise today and don’t miss the boat!

The Spirit of Peoria won a 2015 award of excellence from!

“We had a FANTASTIC time on the Spirit of Peoria. ALL staff was great, food was GREAT, couldn’t have asked for better entertainment. It’s so neat to see people have a passion for their work, great meeting everyone on the boat, and the Mark Twain impersonator was GREAT, as well , Loved the Piano player! Would Highly recommend this adventure to everyone!”
    ~Diane, 2013

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