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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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Featured Cruise

  • Jun. 26

    MCALPINE LOCK DINNER CRUISE

    Spirit of Jefferson
    6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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    What a great river adventure – a cruise through McAlpine Lock! Narration is about the history of the lock and the impact it has made on river transportation.  Get ready for a great downriver cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson! The buffet dinner sells out quickly. Make your reservations now!

    If river conditions do not allow us to go through the lock, we’ll take a terrific cruise upriver instead. There is no refund or exchange for tickets if we are not able to go through the lock.  Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $46, Seniors – $45, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $30.   Sightseeing rates also available.

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    March 22, 2017
    Belle of Louisville to acquire 565-passenger Georgia Queen

    Louisville, Kentucky – The Belle of Louisville is launching an exciting new era that will result in expanded opportunities for visitors […]

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