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Address: 151 Freedom Park Road, Omaha, NE 68102
Phone Number: 402.342.7827
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fun activity for family trip

My family took this ride and had a fun time. We took the sightseeing tour which was about an hour long, this was the perfect length for our antsy preteen and teen girls. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2014
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Great time! Highly recommend! Kids got to blow the horn by footbridges and Captain was a great guy! We had kids from 25 to 7 and everyone enjoyed it.

Thank Angela W
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

My family took this ride and had a fun time. We took the sightseeing tour which was about an hour long, this was the perfect length for our antsy preteen and teen girls. The cruise was not all that elaborate but was something different to do and the boat captain tour guide provided interesting historical facts along the way. When... More 

2 Thank Janaynay
Waho, Nebraska, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have attempted to take this boat cruise a total of three times over the past two weeks. Haven't been able to take it yet as each time there is a "problem" with the engines. Staff are friendly however it appears that they use the cruise as a loss lead. They make the customers wait for hours before telling them... More 

3 Thank NancyD65
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We had so much fun on the River City Star! A scenic hour trip down the Missouri River made for a fun family day. We sat on both decks and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and fun atmosphere on board. We especially enjoyed traveling underneath the pedestrian bridge in Omaha - the top deck afforded us a great view of the... More 

Thank Sarah P
Kansas City
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went at sunset, and it was really beautiful! You can drink, sit and feel the breeze, music plays! Its not too romantic, but it was still worth going and seeing the view, plus we got amazing pictures of the city skyline! Don't expect anyone to talk over the intercom about what you see along the river,... More 

1 Thank ammayse
Burlington, Iowa
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Let me start with the good- the woman at the front desk was very very nice- Now the rest...total waste of my $61 for me and the 3 children. I was told the boat ride was informative- not at all. No one even speaks over any loud speaker, telling you that you are taking off, about a landmark, docking, nothing.... More 

4 Thank vanillac2u
Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great view, breeze and interactive educational experience!. The female Park Ranger had great pictures and lots of historical knowledge. Great Captain was fun and knowledgable as well (he even let the children blow the horn)!!. The ladies (Tammie and Tara) at the check in desk made you feel at home and were both friendly and fun as well.

1 Thank Karen R C
Papillion, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I took the fireworks cruise on July 3rd to celebrate a friend’s 60th birthday and was shocked at what I experienced! At one point I was even afraid for my safety! The staff on the boat consisted of an elderly captain, one “first mate” and two bartenders (one male, one female). The nightmare started when we first boarded and found... More 

10 Thank 183Grammyof4
Planet Earth
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We rented the boat for a business group tour with "food" and bar provided. Staff were attentive and nice but this attraction could have so much more potential. Very little information about the history of the river or anything was shared. no info on wildlife, nada. Ride is short and viewscape is underwhelming. Food served was sub par at best.... More 

5 Thank voyagerhombre
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99 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We took the hour-long sightseeing tour, arriving the required 30 minutes early for boarding. These have limited availability, so you'll have to plan ahead if you want to do it. We reserved online and had no trouble picking up our tickets. They have some snacks on board, and the kids can go visit the captain and maybe blow the horn.... More 

3 Thank CO811

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