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“Fox River Cruising”

St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats
Saint Charles, Illinois
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fox River Cruising”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

It was fun to cruise the Fox River! It was also great to learn more about the area through the narrative from the captain. The seating is first come, first served, so if you arrive late, you will stand through the ride. We rode on the upper deck without a roof, but the lower deck is mostly enclosed.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great little trip on the Fox River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

It is definitely a great little trip that is inexpensive and lets one enjoy the lovely fax river valley

Visited June 2013
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Streamwood, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“dude!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

The lower cabin fills with fumes from fuel so badly gives you a head ache! Nothing to see. If you like smelling fuel until your head hurts and looking at river banks for an hour this is for you. And you get to pay $7.50 to do it! The captain rarely speaks because he has very little to tell. Besides an Indian tribe once lived there.

Visited August 2013
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Tega Cay, South Carolina, United States
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144 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great way to see St. Charles along the Fox River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Like stepping back in time, the Fox River tours on the paddle wheel boat is "Mark Twain-ish."

Pottawatomie Park offers a great setting, too!

Visited July 2013
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Saint Charles
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Different view of St Charles area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We've gone on the paddlewheel boats many times throughout the past 15 years--and every time it's been a pleasant experience! The crew is always friendly. If the weather is iffy there's always
the inside on the lower level, otherwise it's fun to feel the breeze in your face being upstairs outside. Feel free to ask the "skipper" questions about any sightseeing along the route they've been around for years!!! We've gone on since our kids were 4/2 and they're 16/14 now and still enjoy it. We've rented it out a few times for family birthdays/group get together-reunions and you'll experience the uniqueness/timelessness. Highly recommend. You can ask them to play some music if they haven't already put some on.

Visited June 2013
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