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The Spirit of Peoria is an authentic paddlewheel driven vessel. The Spirit has no props or thrusters, and is powered by twin Caterpillar 3412 diesel gensets, producing 700 kilowatts combined in 208 volt 3-phase voltage. The power is rectified using...more
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My 91 yr old mom and I went on the Moonlight cruise and we’re lucky enough to have Barry Cloyd playing. We were outside on the top deck, she was able to do the steps and was just careful on the slightly sloping deck. No...More
We always enjoy a trip on The Spirit of Peoria. We have done several afternoon cruises and a Murder Mystery cruise. We have taken our kids since they were young and are now into their teens. Recently we took family that was here from out...More
Did the two day trip to Starved Rock State Park.
Fun to do once but would hesitate to do it again.
8 hours on a boat is a long time. Not much to look at and they could do a much better job of narrating...More
The 90 minute sightseeing cruise up and down a short section of the Illinois River was indeed a pleasant and Informative experience.
The journey on the vessel, powered solely by its large red paddle, and with its tall fluted stacks, evokes images of past times...More
My daughter and I happened to be visiting Peoria on Mother's Day, so booked an early evening dinner cruise on the Spirit of Peoria. The food was good - now amazing, but good enough - and we enjoyed our time on the river. The Dixieland...More
On the top deck under the roof are tables with black wrought iron looking chairs which are actually painted plastic. The paint rubbed off and stained our clothes! Unfortunately on the top deck these are the only places to sit in the shade.
I took the 90-minute sightseeing cruise, and it was a lot of fun. In fact, I went back and did it again the next day!
This is a fun cruise down the Illinois River. You can get up close and personal with the paddle wheel...More
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Hello, you might want to access their website or call 309.637.8000 before you think about all of this. They usually don't open until Spring. I was able to use my walker with a chair seat. This works on the first floor... More
Hello, you might want to access their website or call 309.637.8000 before you think about all of this. They usually don't open until Spring. I was able to use my walker with a chair seat. This works on the first floor only if you are dependent. Restrooms are a little small. I can use my canes as well as my walker, so I got along ok. They have a decent bar on board. They really do a nice job for the price.