Louisville August 09, 2017
The Riverboat Cruise In Louisville You Never Knew Existed
If you’re from the city, you probably know that the Belle of Louisville is a landmark attraction, but visitors and natives alike may be surprised to learn about this beautiful historical boat. Check out the article below to learn more about cruises on the Belle of Louisville!
All aboard the Belle of Louisville!
During the warm operational season, this steamboat is located at 401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202, in downtown Louisville next to the Belvedere. This historical boat first came to Louisville in 1931 as a ferry ride to the Fontaine Ferry Amusement Park, although the boat was then named Idlewild. It wasn't until 1963 that this 103-year-old boat was named the Belle of Louisville.
Book your summer cruise!
The Belle operates as a river cruise boat during the warmer seasons, and offers brunch, dinner, and history cruises to the public. Tickets to these events can be purchased online
. What's so special about the Belle of Louisville? She's actually the the oldest river steamboat in operation! The Belle was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
Food and drinks!
Brunch or dinner cruises are excellent for the perfect date night! For larger events, the Belle is even available to rent out, and you can cater it however you choose.
You've probably never been on a boat like this one.
Powered by a steam engine and this impressive paddle wheel, this boat is unlike any other river cruise.
Watch the city as you slowly drift away...
The Belle provides beautiful views of the city from a new perspective. As you float down the river, you'll realize how amazing the city really is.
Watch the sun set as the evening ends.
The dinner cruise is a relaxing evening and the perfect place for a romantic evening with your loved one. Watch the sunset reflect off of the Ohio River waters.
Have you ever taken a cruise on the Belle of Louisville? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook! If you enjoyed this article, check out
this one about the Dixie Belle in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.