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Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen

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Address: 2150 W River Pkwy, Bohemian Flats, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1020
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Cruise on a River Boat on the historic Mississippi River

The conference we attended in Minneapolis, Minnesota reserved a river boat for a cruise on the Mississippi River which was excellent. Growing up in Canada, you have read stories... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2016

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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

The conference we attended in Minneapolis, Minnesota reserved a river boat for a cruise on the Mississippi River which was excellent. Growing up in Canada, you have read stories and read Mark Twain etc and heard of the history of the area so it was nice to finally be in Minneapolis and take a tour on the famous Mississippi River.... More 

Thank kanasri
Halifax, Canada
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We toured with the Minneapolis Queen. It's quite an informative 90 min tour, going through locks and learning about the history of the river in the area. There is comfortable seating, restrooms, a full bar and snacks available on board. What it isn't is a party cruise. Most people on our tour were genuinely interested in listening to the narrative... More 

2 Thank Michelle B
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We took the public boat tour for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. Of course the lake is beautiful, and the tour was narrated just enough, but not too much, with trivia and hard information regarding the lake and the lakeside homes. The crew was very courteous and helpful. The bar prices were very good considering the location and a captive audience.... More 

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Denver, United States
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

We enjoyed our river cruise. It was 90 minutes long and began with a trip upriver through one of the locks. This process took a while but was actually pretty interesting (especially to my son). Then we came back through the lock again and cruised down the river for a while. Part of the cruise focused on the city and... More 

Thank Jodie F
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70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We went on this for our anniversary. It was relaxing and fun but I wish it had been a little longer! Worth the price if you buy though Groupon

Thank Angela H
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

I thought this would be fun for my toddler and I. He enjoyed being on the boat, and I enjoyed the history, but really, it was kind of dull. The boat left on time, everyone was pleasant on board, and food was fairly priced. But the locks were closed- which was what I thought would be fun for him- so... More 

Thank Travellingrrl
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

My spouse wanted to tour the byways via car, which we did do later, but we thought we could get a sense of the City's river with this tour, but it leaves a City Park along the river and travels about a mile one way and then returns. It's a good activity for people who want to sit, watch a... More 

1 Thank Aaron1000
Iowa City, Iowa
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92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This was a real let down, and somewhat boring. Very little history but friendly staff. The locks were closed the day we went. Boats are clean and well kept. I would not recommend this to anyone

1 Thank Dinoandkim
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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372 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

We enjoyed a Friday Night dinner cruise on The Minneapolis Queen. It is a great way to see the locks, the Stone Arch Bridge, the riverfront and the Minneapolis skyline from a different perspective. Dinner was okay, not anything outstanding but I don't believe you go on a cruise like this expecting a five star meal. We enjoyed the scenery... More 

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161 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016

unless you absolutely can't think of anything else to do, don't ride the queen. yes, the people are nice enough and the boat leaves on time and everything but it really is the worst boat tour i have ever been on. half of the "tour" is riding up and down the locks. the information provided by the guide is sporadic... More 

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