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Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides

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Shaker Landing, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
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Lovely afternoon

We had a guest from South Africa and decided to take him on the paddle boat ride at Shaker Landing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LW1214
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Nicholasville, Kentucky
Fun way to see the Kentucky River

If you are at the Shaker village, be sure and take the $10.00 paddle boat ride. It is an hour long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Natalie B
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“lower deck” (4 reviews)
“kentucky river” (12 reviews)
“paddle wheel” (3 reviews)
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Shaker Landing, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a guest from South Africa and decided to take him on the paddle boat ride at Shaker Landing. It was such a pleasant afternoon ... the scenery of course is beautiful, the ride was relaxing and the guides were great (informative and helpful)....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are at the Shaker village, be sure and take the $10.00 paddle boat ride. It is an hour long tour and such a lovely area of the river to see. The staff is great and friendly and give you are running commentary about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived early for the Dixie Belle Riverboat ride. So, we could choose seats at tables at the front of the boat on the first deck. The stairs to the open-air bench seating on the upper deck were too steep for my...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Took a 2 hour Blue Herron viewing cruise. It was enjoyable. Is it luxury...no, but I didn't expect that. Downstairs seating are tables with plastic chairs. It was nice to be shaded from the sun. There were light snacks and the crew were all nice....More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

This ride on the paddle boat was fabulous! The captain was so very knowledgeable and at ease with the boat, the information, and the passengers. The rise is serene! Must do!

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

1830 launch point for goods to New Orleans. Now a fine gem of paddle wheel cruises up and back on the river. Funny and informative captain. Little ones can steer the wheel. Great for photographs of a steel trestle bridge, wildlife and enjoy that fine...More

1  Thank doublemdoublet
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride on the Dixie Belle while visiting the Shaker Village. There was plenty of seating on the upper level which included seating around the railing and benches in the center. The seating on the lower deck was simple tables and plastic...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

I've ridden the Dixie Belle several times of the years, and frankly I doubt I will again. The PA system is ancient, poorly functioning, and the narrative dry as river drift wood. A short ride up and back, and that's about it. I wish Shakertown...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this. My 4 & 6 year old got a little restless & hot by the end. And it's a little hard to understand the speaker system.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Nice trip. Beautiful river, that is not overran by alot of boat traffic. We saw goid but of wildlife, including a bald eagle.

Thank d l
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JI M
June 29, 2016|
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Response from Dawn1208 | Reviewed this property |
I can't imagine they would ever be necessary, but that is a question for the front desk at Shaker Village. Sorry I can not answer.
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Kathy C
July 23, 2015|
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Response from HI_McDunnough | Reviewed this property |
It costs $10 adults and $5 kids and you have to buy tickets first at the Shakertown entrance before going to the boat. The boat is down a steep road across from the entrance to Shakertown, a little north on 68. From... More
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