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Address: Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone Number: 651-227-1100
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Minnesota Centennial Showboat, docked on the banks of the Mighty...
The Minnesota Centennial Showboat, docked on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, makes old time theatre big time fun with its turn-of-the-century interior, vaudevillian entertainment, and timeless tales. Enjoy dinner or a river cruise with your show to enhance this extraordinary theatre experience. Come relive the whimsical times of long ago on the Showboat.
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An Enjoyable Trip Back in Time

While planning a weekend getaway to celebrate a wedding anniversary, I happened upon the Minnesota Centennial Showboat. A melodrama version of Jekyll and Hyde was playing, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My wife and I recently went to the Minnesota Centennial Showboat to see Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with her mother and sister. The play was light entertainment and very entertaining. The U of M students who put on the play are very talented. I actually liked the musical Olio's between the scenes as much or more than the play.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

While planning a weekend getaway to celebrate a wedding anniversary, I happened upon the Minnesota Centennial Showboat. A melodrama version of Jekyll and Hyde was playing, and having seen a couple of melodramas in the past, it sounded as though it could be a fun part of the weekend for my wife and I, along with our teenage son. We... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Performers are University of Minnesota students who do a good job of singing and acting and having fun. The audience hissed and booed on cue. Play interspersed with vaudeville which is entertaining by has nothing to do with the story line. Good experience overall and nice views of the city across the river from the showboat. Still signs of the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great show, lots of fun and energetic numbers. The Jekyll/Hyde show this summer is entertaining and the sets and costumes are top? Beautiful sunset views of the Capitol at intermission during the evening show. Well worth the price.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There's a certain novelty to the Centenial Showboat, (which doesn't actually go anywhere, it stays moored at the dock). The thing to remember is these are all student performers, so the quality varies. The costuming is usually pretty amazing, considering they have the U's budget for the costuming and sets. I prefer professional productions, where you don't have characters in... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The showboat itself is a great part of the attraction. It is intimate, comfortable and visually pleasing with an historic feel. We saw talented actors who were also excellent musicians. I can hardly wait until we can make it back for another show. One concern: In the wintertime, access can be difficult for moderately or severely disabled people due to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A Groupon made this a steal. Fun to "boo and hiss" at the villians. Talented U of M theater students show their stuff and it's obvious that they are having a great time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We try to get here every year to enjoy the vaudeville type theater put on by students and faculty of the U of M. It is always a good time! The theater itself is a bit dated, the refreshment offerings are limited, and parking can be confusing, but it is still worth it.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Went there last night to see their new show "Sweet Revenge." I bought tickets online, with drink 2-1 tickets. It was a great show. The staff were friendly, the venue was intimate and I forgot i was on a showboat. I like the little bit of history you learn through the song and dance routines. It was funny and they... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The e-mail from Padelford@riverrides.com said it was the best kept secret in Twin Cities. It was true; we got senior prices plus online discount for the Showboat performance of Sweet Revenge. It was a fun show and at 10pm we had first class view of July 4th Fireworks from the deck. We saw the arty low bursts as well as... More 

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Additional Information about Minnesota Centennial Showboat

Address: Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone Number: 651-227-1100
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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