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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.

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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

  • May. 3


    Belle of Louisville
    5:30 PM–8:00 PM
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    It’s a tradition of river life since the 1850s, and still happening today. During Kentucky Derby Week, the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville will face off with the riverboat Belle of Cincinnati for The Battle of the Belles, in a time-honored tradition of riverboat racing to the finish! Land-based events will take place first, with the crew from each boat competing for points; then the race will bring up the stern of an exciting day. The team with the most points, wins the event!

    Please note that the tickets the Derby Festival provides us to sell are upstairs, outside seating (texas deck) without exception. Every passenger is welcome to enjoy any amenities the KDF provides, but seating is first come, first served. This event sells out every year, so make your plans early.  Tickets (all ages): $130+tax

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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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