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Line art of the Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Louisville

The legacy of the river runs deep.

From the Shawnee who hunted and fished it to early European settlers who depended on it for commerce and supplies, the mighty Ohio River sustains life and Louisville. It remains the heart of our city: the epicenter of the world’s Bourbon and horse racing industries, a city that fosters entrepreneurship, medical breakthroughs, and new technology . . . and a city that proudly welcomes visitors, families, and businesses alike.

Come explore history.
Or simply make some.

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Soak up the history of Louisville or just soak up the sun — there are lots of reasons to embark upon an adventure on the Belle. It’s also a wonderful way to blow off steam.

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Meet the Belle’s little sister

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The new member of our fleet is slightly smaller than the Belle, but perfect for events like weddings, parties, and even private charters. Dive in and book your cruise today.

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See Louisville. Share Louisville.

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Featured Cruise

  • Oct. 23

    Madison Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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    Join us for a sunset sightseeing cruise at Madison, Indiana! Bring on the whole family for a narrated harbor adventure on the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville, and enjoy a short trip on the oldest operating river steamboat in the country. It’s sightseeing only (no buffet), with first come, first served open seating, and the cash concession stand and bar will be open for your convenience. Make your reservations now! This cruise is sure to sell out in advance.

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