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Spirit of Peoria - Day Tours

100 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 637-8000
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Ranked #1 of 4 Activities in Peoria
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Burlington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Polo, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We took the overnight cruise to Starved Rock. It was a wonderful trip!! The staff was excellent! Plenty of wonderful food and entertainment. We especially loved the history told about the river and communities along the river. It was very relaxing to sit and watch the beautiful scenery!

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Peoria, Illinois
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174 reviews 174 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was an annual short river cruise, insisted upon by our five year old grand daughter, but, as always, children know best. The 1.5 hour cruise was great family time together and, we learned stuff. The narration has been updated and includes trivia ranging from the requisite history of the 11,000 year human habitation at this spot and the very... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I took the above mentioned cruise in August and, for the most part, enjoyed it. The food was plentiful and tasty, but we were informed that they would be calling tables for the buffet but they did not. When 100+ people make a beeline for the buffet table it's not a pretty site. The dining salon is not large and... More

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Hamilton, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Relaxing cruise, excellent service & food from dining room staff, great entertainment (guitarist and piano player) and helpful crew. Narrative was interesting but it would have been nice to have one place on the ship where you could just enjoy peace & quiet. Other than that, an A+ attraction!

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I were so excited when we were in Peoria this weekend to ride the Spirit of Peoria Paddle Boat cruise with our 4 year old grandson. However, the experience was certainly less than we had hoped for. First of all, being from Iowa, we were shocked and frustrated that the boat owners allow people to smoke any... More

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Albany, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The views arnt anything breathtaking, but it's a fun 2 hour trip with narration on the city's history. The riverboat itself is absolutely gorgeous!

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