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River City Star Riverboat

151 Freedom Park Road, Omaha, NE 68102
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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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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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

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Kansas City
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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Burlington, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
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37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

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

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