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Spirit of Peoria - Day Tours

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Address: 100 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Phone Number: (309) 637-8000
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Riverboat Cruise was a real adventure and fun

It happens that there was flooding on the Illinois River at the time. Captain Alex and crew did everything to make our trip memorable, pleasant, and fun. Brian Ellis (historian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It happens that there was flooding on the Illinois River at the time. Captain Alex and crew did everything to make our trip memorable, pleasant, and fun. Brian Ellis (historian and storyteller), Barry Cloyd (banjo and guitar), TJ Jones (piano) kept us entertained with river lore by the Captain. Food was terrific. Land side bus drivers were great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I can only speak for the Day Cruise. Maybe the themed trips are better. The 1 1/2 hour Day Trip is not worth the money or the time. The ride down the Illinois river is a little sad. There is really not much to look at. The boat has seen better days. I have done a similar Steamboat trip in... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Spirit of peoria is a great and informative, relaxing ride on illinois river.Take your kids and enjoy the view of the river front while enjoying the sounds of a paddleboat and your narrated cruise. They also offer evening theme cruises which are a lot of fun.

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

As part of a daylong bustrip between Princeton and Springfield, IL our group made a scheduled stop for lunch here. I never expect buffets for a large group to be very good, but I was very pleasantly surprised. A fresh salad and rolls started off the hearty meal, followed by pork roast and gravy, mashed potatoes, chicken in a creamy... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We had a coupon for buy one get one free from our local news channel and decided to go on the second to the last cruise of the season. I have lived on Peoria my whole life and had never been on this boat. My husband, daughter and I went for an afternoon cruise. We loved it. It was a... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a fun little trip up and down the River. There are coupons all the time for buy one, get one -so search online before buying your tickets. We have enjoyed a nice summer leisure ride up and down the river with Dixie-type music. You can walk freely up and down the decks, and sit inside if you need.... More 

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Burlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was wonderful. The peaceful, quiet of a paddle wheel boat going to St. Louis. Crew were extremely helpful and polite. Entertainment was fun, but I spent most of the time outdoors. The food was excellent! I will go again!

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I've been here for both sightseeing and the Mother's Day Brunch Cruise. Food and drinks were delicious but the boat needs some serious updating. Would go again for sure, though.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have ridden many riverboats such as the Belle of Louisville, Natchez, Delta Queen, etc. This boat was unique, and I loved it. All river cruises are relaxing, and this one certainly was. The quaint boat is smaller than other boats I've been on, but it was so beautiful and soothing that I didn't care. I cruised on the Spirit... More 

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Litchfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were told that the Illinois River has about the best fall colors in the nation because they are closer to you and the colors are more vibrant. The trees were just turning when we took our 2 day cruise Sept. 29 and 30. The colors are suppose to last about a month. 4 cousins had wanted to take a... More 

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Address: Address: 100 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Phone Number: (309) 637-8000
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria

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