What Attractions Are at the American Queen Steamboat Company?


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Attractions at the American Queen Steamboat Company include the Mark Twain Gallery library, Grand Saloon, AQ Spa by Pevonia and a gym. The steamboat also offers fine dining and room service options, a pool, theater and cafe.

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The American Queen Steamboat Company operates paddlewheel steamboats that take visitors on cruises down the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Columbia and Snake rivers. The shore excursions and attractions vary by cruise and range from sugar plantations and Cajun swamp tours to the Gateway City Tour and the Kentucky Derby Museum.

The Lower Mississippi River Region cruises last from five to 23 days and include trips from Memphis to New Orleans, New Orleans to Memphis, Roundtrip New Orleans and New Orleans to St. Paul. Cruises at different times have a different emphasis that determines the type of shore excursions. For instance, the Memphis to New Orleans Southern Culture cruise focuses on antebellum south and plantations, while the Memphis to New Orleans Elvis cruise includes the Graceland tour and other music-centric sites.

The Tennessee and Ohio Rivers cruises include St. Louis, Nashville, Cincinnati and Chattanooga. The St. Louis to Nashville Five Rivers of the Heartland cruise is a nine-day tour that focuses on the natural beauty of the heartland. Guests can hike and zipline through the Illinois forests and visit the Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens.

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