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Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides

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Address: Shaker Landing, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone Number: 800.734.5611 x1545
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Worthwhile excursion, rain or shine

Even in a thunderstorm and pouring rain, this boat cruise did not disappoint. Tickets for the 1-hour cruise are available through Shaker Village. The Kentucky River and its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Boat in rough shape but ok - most frustrating not being able to hear the audio on lower deck. :(. Pretty river. Wish I knew what they said. No one else could hear well either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in a thunderstorm and pouring rain, this boat cruise did not disappoint. Tickets for the 1-hour cruise are available through Shaker Village. The Kentucky River and its tributary, the cold River Dix, are featured. Our guide was incredibly articulate and informative. Learning about the river, wildlife, fish and the Kentucky cliffs was fun for the kids. When you see... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride is pleasant. The orientation along the way is informative with points of interest ( caves, fish varieties , history ) and running dialogue. The view is best from upper deck. There is a high water mark in the parking lot that will give pause to imagine such volume. The commentary about the train trestle & the nearby park... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The river is lovely, but the best part was the boat captain/tour guide who has the rare gift of delivering an almost theatrical performance. You could understand every work and he made it entertaining as well as educational. Nice to see some kayaks on the water. Do not attempt to walk from Shaker Village to the boarding area....it's a long... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We rode the Dixie Belle Riverboat on 10-11-2015.. It is across the road from The Shaker Village. It is where the Shakers loaded and unloaded their goods. The KY. river is the longest in state river in the U.S.A good cruise with limestone cliffs. The "High Bridge" is taller than the Empire State building..

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We bought our tickets at the Shaker Village and drove down to the boat dock. Very pleasant drive down a country lane to access the dock. The crew were great with information about the development of the river, the paddle boat, the wildlife on the river bank etc It all made for a relaxing sail just over an hour in... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Purchased tickets at Shaker Village and took the afternoon ride. You have to drive from Shaker Village to get to the boat. The road to the landing was very narrow and winding but beautiful. The one hour cruise was relaxing and beautiful. The guide was knowledgeable about wildlife, area history and the land. He was quick to point out turtles,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Our guide was very informative and had a great eye for critters along the river. Was a nice peaceful ride along the Kentucky river.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Purchased tickets at the Shaker Village booth 45 min prior to the 4 pm ride, then drove about 10 min to the boat dock. Warning -- road there is winding and only 1-lane in sections....just hoping that another car wasn't coming around the bend in the opposite direction. On the boat, we saw a freight train pass on the trestle... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This one-hour cruise on the Kentucky River is fantastic and should definitely be done. We had a relaxing trip and it put us in a state of calm that is rare these days. The history lesson is also very entertaining and informative.

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