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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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We’ve got to start
meeting like this.

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Instead of the same old space, wade into something different. For meetings, gatherings, or special occasions, there’s nothing like the Spirit to test your outright capacity for fun.

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See Louisville. Share Louisville.

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Featured Cruise

  • Feb. 11


    Spirit of Jefferson
    7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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    Give your sweetheart an evening to remember with a two-hour Valentine Dinner Cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson. With guaranteed inside seating, a delicious buffet meal, a DJ, and the Ohio River providing ambiance, it will be a perfect way to celebrate!   Tickets (plus tax): $66.00 per person – all ages (including children)

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    July 23, 2016
    Chief Engineer set to retire after 33 years of service

    Chief Engineer James (Jim) A. McCoy Jim McCoy’s career began onboard the Steamer Belle of Louisville in March of 1975. […]

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