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Rusty's Red Wing River Rides

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Address: East Avenue & Levee Road, Red Wing, MN 55066
Phone Number: 612.859.6655
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Mon 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rusty's River Rides

A fun and informative ride on the Mississippi River with an actual riverboat captain. With his knowledge of the Mississippi River he was able to explain the signs and markers that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2014
Jim H
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Pennock, Minnesota, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We came by in June 2015 and the business is not oprn. The lady at the visitor center says they did not open this year and she didn't know of any future plans.

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18 Thank Walter M
Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went on this twice now. Once through the lock and dam for my dad's 65th birthday. ..And as a newly engaged couple! He knows the area very well, even names the Eagles! Great experience. You won't be disappointed.

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1 Thank Lisa B
DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a very enjoyable 90 minute cruise along the Mississippi River. The Captain is extremely knowledgeable not only about the wildlife (in particular the many eagles that nest along the river banks) but of the navigation of the river by the many barges. He is a long time barge Captain. He shares many stories and a multitude of facts... More 

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3 Thank pattio_12
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I called today find out times and cost of the river ride, the guy on the phone said they were flooded and weren't running till the weekend. Ive been in Red Wing all week and there are no floods. Wish he could have just told the truth and said he didn't wait to go out because it was kinda cold,... More 

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1 Thank travelingquilter
Pennock, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A fun and informative ride on the Mississippi River with an actual riverboat captain. With his knowledge of the Mississippi River he was able to explain the signs and markers that are on the river. The views of the eagles and their nests was great. He is also a very good artist and has some of his painting for sale... More 

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6 Thank Jim H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed this trip down the Mississippi in August. We loved hearing Rusty's stories as he narrated on this 90 minute trip. We saw many bald eagles and nests. We heard many stories about the eagles, the river, and some of the history. Dave works the people on the boat by coming around and showing photos as... More 

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5 Thank Gottagetoutofdodge
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Don't miss this leisure ride done the Mississippi. Saw a few eagles. Some huge boats. Nice day ride? We like the tour guide and the boat wasvery nice

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4 Thank Fran O
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Unreliable reservation system led to a wasted trip to the boat landing. This was complimented by unapologetic and discourteous staff.

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5 Thank NT2BJG
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Loved the river ride! Very informative. Great low price for a fun river ride. Lots of eagles to watch. Would go back in a minute and do it again.

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4 Thank Montyzboy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

We had a 2 hour lock and dam tour today with Rusty! We enjoyed ourselves very much. A great way to enjoy red wing from a boat. Rusty is very passionate about wildlife conservation and he knows his stuff. We saw many eagles and a few nests. Would love to go back in the fall to see the colors, reservations... More 

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