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Address: 151 Freedom Park Road, Omaha, NE 68102
Phone Number: 402.342.7827
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An hour of relaxation.

The sight seeing tour was a very relaxed trip. the weather was beautiful and river was calm. it took you up and down the Missouri to see a few sights. you can see freedom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
jma12thman
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Bennington, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this cruise on a warm Saturday afternoon with another couple and it was very enjoyable. The top deck's canopy was full by the time we boarded, so we sat in the sun and could not hear most of the narration provided by the Captain due to the engine noise. An additional speaker at the back would have... More 

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Bennington, Nebraska
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sight seeing tour was a very relaxed trip. the weather was beautiful and river was calm. it took you up and down the Missouri to see a few sights. you can see freedom park. also takes you down to the pedestrian bridge. they offer drinks on board as well.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This one-hour river boat ride was interesting and enjoyable, primarily due to the weather and scenery. It would have been better if it were longer and covered more sights. There is an open top deck with a roof and an enclosed main deck. Seating is at tables with folding chairs. There were several children on our trip who were very... More 

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Sibley, Iowa
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My husband & I picked up a brochure that said the tour started at 1:00 so we hurried so as not to be late. Turned out it started at 2:00. Suggest you call ahead to be sure. The 1 hour tour itself was very pleasant, although they could use another speaker or two to be heard better. Appreciated the beverages... More 

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Thank Peggy V
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Great time! Highly recommend! Kids got to blow the horn by footbridges and Captain was a great guy! We had kids from 25 to 7 and everyone enjoyed it.

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Thank Angela W
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

My family took this ride and had a fun time. We took the sightseeing tour which was about an hour long, this was the perfect length for our antsy preteen and teen girls. The cruise was not all that elaborate but was something different to do and the boat captain tour guide provided interesting historical facts along the way. When... More 

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2 Thank Janaynay
Waho, Nebraska, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have attempted to take this boat cruise a total of three times over the past two weeks. Haven't been able to take it yet as each time there is a "problem" with the engines. Staff are friendly however it appears that they use the cruise as a loss lead. They make the customers wait for hours before telling them... More 

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Omaha
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We had so much fun on the River City Star! A scenic hour trip down the Missouri River made for a fun family day. We sat on both decks and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and fun atmosphere on board. We especially enjoyed traveling underneath the pedestrian bridge in Omaha - the top deck afforded us a great view of the... More 

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Thank Sarah P
Kansas City
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went at sunset, and it was really beautiful! You can drink, sit and feel the breeze, music plays! Its not too romantic, but it was still worth going and seeing the view, plus we got amazing pictures of the city skyline! Don't expect anyone to talk over the intercom about what you see along the river,... More 

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1 Thank ammayse
Burlington, Iowa
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83 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Let me start with the good- the woman at the front desk was very very nice- Now the rest...total waste of my $61 for me and the 3 children. I was told the boat ride was informative- not at all. No one even speaks over any loud speaker, telling you that you are taking off, about a landmark, docking, nothing.... More 

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