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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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Fun Afternoon on the RIver

Group of 12 friends enjoyed our 90 minute trip on the Spirit of Peoria. We had a groupon, so we saved on price of admission. Drinks are reasonably priced. Seating includes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Group of 12 friends enjoyed our 90 minute trip on the Spirit of Peoria. We had a groupon, so we saved on price of admission. Drinks are reasonably priced. Seating includes rocking chairs and regular chairs on all decks, and there is an air-conditioned area with tables and chairs. If you want to hear the pre-recorded tour, find the speakers... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Returned to the Spirit of Peoria for a private event. Boat is lovingly maintained in keeping with its history. Good service and boat, including restrooms very clean. Glided slowly down the river which was as smooth as glass for the two hour cruise. Had all ages on board. Highly recommend. Children enjoyed it very much. Great place to take out-of-towners... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Have done the trip several times for several years. I would recommend the 2 hour trip for anyone who has the time. Wonderful way to see Peoria from the river. The fall trip is a great time to see the beautiful tree changing colors.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Just returned from the Spirit of Peoria's annual trip down the Illinois River from Peoria, Illinois to Hannibal, Mo. When we originally signed up, I didn't have any real idea of what to expect beyond a boyhood dream of arriving at the home of Tom Sawyer by paddle wheeler... what I got was a lot more than that. The Spirit's... More 

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East Peoria, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A nice day trip (just a couple of hours) with the kids to see the fall colors. It was a bit crowded and windy on the deck. There was limited seating and we had to collect single seats from around the area in order to gather them in one spot for our family, but luckily they were just the standard... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went with my fiance' for the first time since we moved here & we had an awesome relaxing time. A lot of history & fun to be had.

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

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

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

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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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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