Spirit of Peoria is an American cruise line offering three-day riverboat cruises. Located in Peoria, Illinois, the company’s lone riverboat is used for three-day cruises that venture to St. Louis, Missouri, and Utica and Alton, Illinois.
The Starved Rock State Park Cruise travels the Illinois River and docks at Starved Rock Landing. During the trip, passengers explore 18 canyons and other areas of the park and get a visit from a Mark Twain impersonator.
Passengers on The Land of Lincoln Cruise sail the Illinois River and stop in Frederick, Illinois, for a visit to the Illinois State Museum. Day two takes passengers to Grafton, Illinois, where they spend the night at a lodge in Pere Marquette State Park. Day three includes sailing the Mississippi River and visiting the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, Illinois.
The St. Louis, Missouri Cruise travels the Illinois River, making its first stop in Frederick, Illinois, to visit the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library. Day two includes a visit to Pere Marquette State Park. Day three includes sailing the Mississippi River and visit to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Built in 1988, the Spirit of Peoria is an exact replica of riverboats commonly used in the nineteenth century. Like its predecessors, the Spirit of Peoria includes a 21-foot paddle wheel, which is the riverboat’s only means of propulsion.