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Address: Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone Number: 651-227-1100
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The Padelford Riverboats operate out of Harriet Island near Downtown St....

The Padelford Riverboats operate out of Harriet Island near Downtown St. Paul, MN. Daily Sightseeing Cruises at Noon & 2pm. Lunch and Dinner cruises available as well. Buy Tickets Online & Save.

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Crusin' the Mighty Mississippi

We took a late afternoon trip down the Mississippi River on the Betsey Northrup riverboat. It is a relaxing trip and we were fortunate to sit near a family that was also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Turnersville, New Jersey
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is something that works really well for all age groups. I remember going on a field trip to Padelford as a young child and being interested in the unfamiliar environment of a riverboat, but still comfortable thanks to a good humored/friendly staff. As an adult I love bringing friends out on the boats for beautiful nature in the heart... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I went on the Oktoberfest cruise with my family and we thought it was excellent value for the money. There was no way they were making money off the beer drinks, as buying 4 local microbrews for $11 is pretty much unheard of (it was 2 for 1s). The food was excellent, but not the best part. Helga was the... More 

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Thank Chelsie J
Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

My cousin and I did the margaritas on the Mississippi on a Tuesday evening. This was so relaxing and fun!! We had 2 for 1 margaritas at a great price! And boy did he "free-pour". They were strong! I could only drink one and a half! They also had a complimentary taco bar that I honestly did not try just... More 

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Thank Laurel N
Eden Prairie, MN
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We took our grandchildren (8 & 2 years old) on this Mississippi River Cruise and they loved it. As did we! We purchased a Groupon for buy one get one free so we saved money that way. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time, online or by phone. Their website is: http://www.riverrides.com/ They cruise daily during the summer at noon... More 

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Thank kpaylor
Hartland, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We hit this on a Monday special pricing and what a deal! We were on the boat for 1.5 hours. We sat on the top which is covered but open as the weather was great. Group of 6 including kids 5 and 8. It was really relaxing and nice downtime. For a different perspective, go to the bow underway and... More 

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We took a late afternoon trip down the Mississippi River on the Betsey Northrup riverboat. It is a relaxing trip and we were fortunate to sit near a family that was also vacationing in the Twin Cities area. You leave Padelford Landing and cruise about 5 miles upriver ending near Fort Snelling. Along the way you get to see the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Took myself plus three family members for a Monday madness cruise. Those are half price and if you go in the evening, drinks are 2 for 1. Trip is an hour and a half. Narration was hard to make out, we sat at the very front so as not to have any views obstructed by other people and it was... More 

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Thank medoux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Joined some out of town guests on this cruise, what a pleasant surprise. We did the 2 hr dinner cruise. Lovely July weather so it was perfect for an evening on the water. Even though you are in the middle of St. Paul, the river is below high banks and you leave the city behind. Eagles, birds, turtles and fishermen... More 

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Thank MNSnowbird40
dayton, oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The sightseeing cruise was 1 1/2 hrs, but you don't see many sights. It was a nice relaxing cruise, but don't go if you want to see any sights.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice afternoon cruise on the Mississippi. Saw some bald eagles. Got a good history leason but this 1.5 hour cruise may have been better if we had gone down river instead of up river.

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