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Free Ferry across the Mississippi.

We were lucky we pulled onto the lot and loaded onto the ferry right away. Same on the return... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
St Louis, missouri
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Fun & Free

I haven't done this in years and forgot how much fun it is. We planned to eat lunch in Brussels and... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Moro, Illinois
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Aug 20, 2018
“Free Ferry across the Mississippi.”
Aug 8, 2018
“Fun & Free”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Route 100, Brussels, IL 62013
(618) 786-363
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky we pulled onto the lot and loaded onto the ferry right away. Same on the return trip. The trip rakes about five minutes. We took the ferry to get to/from the Whitmund restaurant.

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

I haven't done this in years and forgot how much fun it is. We planned to eat lunch in Brussels and the ferry ride just added to the enjoyment of our day. It's nice to be able to get out of the car and enjoy...More

Thank TravelingFreeWoman
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

It was fun riding across the Mississippi River in our car. I’m glad I don’t have to cross here every day but it was definitely enjoyable. The ferry runs back and forth as quickly as possible so there isn’t much of a wait. It was...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Great little day trip! Weather was sunny and warmer. People wee very friendly. Glad we could go and be close to home.

Thank DianeS2412
Reviewed February 10, 2018

We were out driving the Great River Road looking for eagles, and took the ferry over to Brussels. There is normally only a short wait, and the trip doesn't take long. You can't beat the price - free!

3  Thank Kim W
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Church group from Troy First Assembly Of God took a day trip to eat at the hotel. Food is served family style and is awesome. There was 21 of us but we had reservations and they had no trouble serving us. They do not take...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We had to use the Brussels ferry to get to the Whitmond Hotel for lunch. It was a cool nostalgic way to travel as was the lunch. My daughter was apprehensive about the crossing but ended up liking it. The best part it is free.

Thank Alan A
Reviewed February 11, 2017

It's always fun doing new things! We decided to take the ferry from Grafton over the river toward Brussels. There is no fee. You do have to wait if the ferry is on the other side, but it doesn't take long. Kids would love this...More

Thank tmf7150
Reviewed October 16, 2016

The ferry was clean, a smooth ride, and the guys were friendly. We rode the ferry a total of 4 times and each time we waited only a few minutes for it to come back across and it was easy to drive onto. And, it's...More

Thank Gene M
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Going to Illinois via the ferry could not be more fun! Run from outside of StvCharles To Grafton. Runs till around 9:10 from the Illinois side. Doesn't take much longer than driving all the way around except for the cost of it. The ferry carries...More

1  Thank TarisTravels
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