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Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides

Shaker Landing, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
800.734.5611 x1545
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After walking around the Shaker village we decieded to go for the boat ride. This was an interesting part of KY as it was very remote and very quite. The Captain was a hoot and told some very good storyies for almost an hour. You were able to see the high bridge built by the railroad and the Palisades were... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a very relaxing, one hour ride up the Kentucky River. Comfortable, interesting and the Captain is very knowledgeable. The Palisades are ancient and amazing. And, if you are lucky like we were, you will also get to see some of the wild life around the river. We brought a picnic lunch, and afterwards enjoyed our lunch beside the... More

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Relaxing ride and the captain was awesome!! Three trains went over on high bridge on our trip. Loved it!!

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Alexandria, VA
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559 reviews 559 reviews
275 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The Shaker Village has partnered with a company for two daily trips along the Kentucky River. Departing from a dock below the Village, the Dixie Belle is a comfortable boat to explore the waters of a river that crosses most of the state. From tall ledges to green mesas to overhanging trees, the scenery provides a backdrop to a relaxing... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We visited the Dixie Belle on a sunny cool afternoon. The staff were very friendly. We went on an hour long ride and had a most enjoyable time. The narrator/captain was knowledgeable and explained what we were coming up on so we could get our cameras ready. The scenery was beautiful and everybody seemed to be having a good time.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Mom, Dad, 20 yr old & 10 yr old... All had a great time! Went this past weekend, weather was great. Can go up top or sit in shade on main deck. They offer can drinks and snacks (candy/chips) on board. Does have a restroom but none of us used so I can't comment. However I can comment that the... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Dixie Belle is a cool diesel powered riverboat that takes hour long rides past the high bridge at Shaker's Landing. The narration is very interesting, and the scenery is one of a kind. They have a restroom but it's very small and once you step in you can hear the loud humming of the engine, so use the restroom... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I visited the Dixie Belle with my mom on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We happened to be driving by and noticed the sign "Riverboat" on the side of the road. We turned down the drive to find a sign indicating rides at 2:00 and 4:00. A quick google search led me to the Shaker Village website, where I learned that... More

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Danville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great boat ride. Narrator gives a lot of information. We traveled under one of the highest train bridges in the country and a train crossed. The grandson loved that.

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Westminster, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I went there on my trip to Lexington abd It was so nice and very relexing trip on the river. Got to meet many people as the boat was very full.

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