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Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

5200 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Ranked #12 of 25 Activities in Hot Springs
Type: Tours
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Took the dinner cruise with our elderly mothers. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed a good meal. The wait staff and crew members could not have been nicer or more helpful. The narration about the lake and surrounding area could be updated along with the sound system, but all in all a great night.

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Delavan, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The 2 hour cruise of Lake Hamilton was pleasant and enjoyable. We were even treated by a pilot sky wrting a smiley face in the sky. The narration was also interesting. Our waitress was attentive and cordial. Sadly, the meal left much to be desired...the ribs were tender but not esecially flavorful; the chicken breast was small and dry...no hint... More

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Wood River, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We took the evening 2 hour dinner cruise on the Belle. While you don't have to purchase a meal to take the cruise, we chose to do so. There are several choices of entree (fish, ribs, chicken, vegetable) which you choose when you purchase your tickets. While not gourmet, the food was good. The lake has many beautiful homes and... More

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Haughton, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Took the sunset/dinner cruise. Was EASY to book(inexpensive, too!) -wonderful folks w/servant's hearts (ESPECIALLY MELISSA!!)-GR8 boat (BIG&STEADY)-delicious food, & dancing was SOOOO fun! Offered air-conditioned dining next to large picture windows, as well as open-air viewing atop three deck levels (top deck was where we watched sunset on the water-ABSOLUTELY STUNNING). The tour of waterfront homes was excellent (along with... More

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St Louis, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took an hour sightseeing cruise - we enjoyed traveling the coastline and seeing the beautiful houses/mansions on Lake Hamilton. The volume of the speakers were perfect and a little history lesson was provided as well.

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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a grand old dame, but the current owners are not taking care of her! When we boarded her she smelled terrible, I could hardly breathe, so i went up to the top deck for the ride. I decided to use the bathroom before the ride started as it would be easier to maneuver on a still boat as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The trip was absolutely beautiful. Sure, the decor was a tad outdated, but it was part of the boat's historic charm. Our waitress, Melissa, was a refreshing delight and the food served on our dinner course was great. I certainly recommend this trip.

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Carthage, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our group took the afternoon ice cream social cruise. It was a great day for being on the lake. Good commentary from the captain about the large houses on the lake and some history. Only down side, I though ice cream social would mean hand dipped ice cream, maybe make your own sundaes, but they only had bars for sale,... More

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Holdenville, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

While the trip was relaxing, the boat is tired and worn down. Definite improvements need to be made especially to the PA system since it is a tour.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loads through yet another Hot Springs trinket shop. Went for the evening cruise. No meal. Had some nachos and soft drinks. That was enough. We enjoyed the tour of the beautiful lake and did need to stay in the air conditioned eating area until the sun went down behind the trees. After that, we took seats at the front of... More

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