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River City Star Riverboat

151 Freedom Park Road, Omaha, NE 68102
402.342.7827
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Ranked #7 of 8 activities in Omaha
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: For excitement in Omaha, the River City Star Riverboat has a reputation for being a unique, fun and memorable experience on the Missouri River. The... more »
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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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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

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Planet Earth
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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

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Mitchellville, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We really enjoyed our sightseeing cruise on the riverboat! The weather was perfect for a trip down the river and we really enjoyed the view! A DNR person was aboard and told us about the history of Lewis & Clark's journey through the area. It was very hard to hear her, however. I would have enjoyed more light music playing... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Just went on the Fireworks Cruise last Wednesday, July 3, 2013. We had a really good time. For $30.00 per person, very reasonable entertainment. We cruised up and down the river, seeing the sights while listening to music provided by a DJ. We did have to "cruise" a few more times than expected because we were waiting for the baseball... More

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US
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Nice boat, pleasant hour spent on this boat on Missouri River.

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Omaha
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I have been on the River City Star several times over the years, but just found this page, so here goes with a review! The boat and facility make up the River City Star and Yacht Club. The boat is quite nice, but the facility is where the place shines. They frequently have themed parties. I have attended a couple... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011 via mobile

Each time I went on the evening cruises there was a reggae band playing. We had a BLAST! Day cruises are nice to take the family on...but we miss the band cruises.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011 via mobile

It only took four years for me to discover this attraction but what a friendly bunch and relaxing tour. Have gone two times now, one private and one event. Would highly recommend for a fun group outing private or professional.

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