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River City Star Riverboat

151 Freedom Park Rd, Omaha, NE 68102-4227
+1 402-342-7827
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Rollin' on the River!

We took the one hour excursion on Saturday afternoon. Really a nice outing. The boat's upper deck... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Overland Park, KS
Don't be fooled by their misleading advertising- NOT a Paddlwheel River Boat, etc!

From their website: "Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the 1940’s-era paddlewheel style riverboat... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Sacramento, California
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The River City Star Riverboat has a reputation for offering guest's a truly unique, fun and memorable experience! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Missouri River on this 1940's era Paddlewheel style Riverboat. Featuring a fully enclosed lower deck with viewing windows, a full bar, seating and restrooms along with a canopy covered upper deck, the River City Star holds up to 145 passengers, offering public and private cruises that truly capture the personality of a great river city...Omaha. Come Cruise with Us! The Star typically runs from April to November, depending upon weather. Located between downtown Omaha and Eppley Airport on Omaha's Riverfront, the River City Star docks at 151 Freedom Park Road on Millers Landing. Boaters can find us at River Mile Marker 618. See you on the River!
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“noon cruise” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
151 Freedom Park Rd, Omaha, NE 68102-4227
+1 402-342-7827
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

We took the one hour excursion on Saturday afternoon. Really a nice outing. The boat's upper deck is mostly covered so great for a sunny summer afternoon! Things to know - they have a full cash bar. However, bring your own snacks or purchase up...More

Thank 35janets
Reviewed August 14, 2017

From their website: "Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the 1940’s-era paddlewheel style riverboat." What would you think if you didn't read a review that said otherwise? This is NOT a paddlwheeler. It has a fake paddlewheel on the side. It does not power the...More

Thank LLB1957
Reviewed August 11, 2017

out of town visitors and family members took this trip recently.. yes it is a nice change of pace to glide up and the down the big "Mo" but something as lacking on this very full ship..as seating was cramped .. give the history of...More

Thank jackpine2
Reviewed July 18, 2017

The grounds are pretty. They were setting up for a wedding, which this would be perfect place on the river. we had noon cruise that left half hour late due to mechanical problems, which should have been taking care of before hand. Crew was overheard...More

Thank john2755
Reviewed July 17, 2017

There are so many items that could improve this riverboat ride; however, all of them are the responsible of different parties other than the Riverboat owners. There are no real sights to see other than the bridge over the river and the swinging bridge which...More

Thank Beverly G
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We went with another couple on a Sunday afternoon. The grounds of the River City Star are very nice and well kept. This would be a very nice venue for a wedding reception or other out door party. The cruise was nice but keep in...More

Thank KristynOmaha
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We had a good time with our family but the cruise was not what I expected. The day we went it was pouring down rain and the other people on the tour had very loud children. Not only were we uncomfortable because of the rain...More

Thank tmcnme
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Great ride, great band... a very good time! 9pm to midnight was a tad late for me - good views of Omaha lights at night though.

1  Thank brianlynj
Reviewed June 27, 2017

I took my 94 year old father on the noon cruise and it was so nice!! He thoroughly enjoyed himself. The staff were so nice, friendly, and helpful! When we got off the boat, they had a golf cart there to pick up my father...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

We booked the fathers day scenic cruise originally. We ran late traveling in from out of state and they were very accommodating to reschedule us. We had a 15,14,12 and 4 year old with us. We rescheduled for the next Saturday at noon. We used...More

Thank LisasPaintbrush
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Rebecca C
April 26, 2017|
Response from Tami B | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca, I think the food is amazing, but I also work here at the River City Star so you might think I am partial. We have great reviews on the Mother's Day Cruise every year and I usually take my own family on it if... More