St. Louis to St. Paul
1 hour 44 minutes
Come aboard the world's biggest steam riverboat for a cruise from St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN. The 685 mile, 7 night cruise on the upper Mississippi River is one of the most popular cruises offered by the Delta Queen Steamboat Company.
The program includes details of the boat with engine room tour, interview with Captain John Davitt, locking through three of the 27 locks and dams on the river, stops at Hannibal, MO, Dubuque, IA, LaCrosse, WI, and Red Wing, MN and scenic views along the river. Then, follow the boat from St. Paul to Keokuk, IA as it returns downstream with a stop at Winona, MN and passes by several locations.
Along the way, we also visit steamboat museums at Dubuque, Clinton and Keokuk, IA where preserved sternwheelers are on display. The new National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium at Dubuque features a towboat pilot simulator among it's displays and you'll learn the challenge of piloting tows on the river from this amazing exhibit.
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