All Day Cruise of the Mighty Mississippi River
3 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
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Today, experience the magic of the Mighty Mississippi River with the rich history and scenic views in a way you will always remember aboard the Celebration Belle. Become Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn for the day!
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Day 1 – Dubuque, IA – Evening at Casino
Today, arrive in Dubuque, IA and check into the Hilton Garden Inn for a two night stay. The Hotel is attached to the Q Casino, so enjoy an evening at the Casino. With nearly 1,000 slot machines and over 23 table games, you’ll bound to find one you like! If you need more of a challenge, go head-to-head in the poker room. The entire place is designed for fun. Dinner is included tonight at the Casino. (D)
Day 2 – All Day Mississippi River Cruise – Dubuque to Moline
Today, experience the magic of the Mighty Mississippi River with the rich history and scenic views in a way you will always remember aboard the Celebration Belle. Become Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn for the day! You will start in Dubuque, Iowa and cruise south to Moline, Illinois. Your day can be what you make of it, a learning experience or simply a leisurely cruise down the Mississippi. Come hungry, no cruise would be complete without food! Chefs stay busy all day long preparing 3 fresh meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) right aboard the boat.
During your excursion, one of the Captains will be point out the various sites along the way such as the wildlife along the river, how to navigate the river, the lock and dams, learn the history of the river as well as the river towns and their people. You will also hear tales of the Might Mississippi River. In addition to all of this, there will be entertainment including music, skits, comedy and more.
At the end of your excursion, crew will be waiting on land to take you back by bus to where you started that morning. Last but not least be sure to visit the gift shop located on the 3rd deck.
Returning to the hotel, enjoy another evening at the casino. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Depart for Home – OR – Add an additional day –
Groups can depart for home this morning or add an additional day.
Add-on Day – Field of Dreams – National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium – Historic Progressive Dinner Tour
This morning visit the Field of Dreams in nearby Dyersville. Released in 1989, this movie has inspired millions and became an Academy Award nominee for “Best Picture of the Year.” Hear stories about the home from its early days as the Lansing family homestead in the early 20th century to its rebirth as the set for the Kinsella family in the 1989 fantasy classic. Just like playing on the baseball field, touring the farm house will take you back in time and place… like you’re a cast member in the film! Enjoy a guided house tour followed by free time on the field. Bring your own equipment if you would like to have a game of catch!
Returning to Dubuque, tour the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, the country’s largest museum & aquarium dedicated to the rich history, culture, life and ecosystems of the Mississippi River and its watershed. The animals, culture and history of the rivers come to life through dynamic exhibits, aquariums, animal encounters, a 3D/4D theater, William M. Black dredge boat and more on this 10-acre campus.
Then it’s time for a Historic Progressive Dinner Tour. Progress through three of Dubuque’s historic sites, enjoying entertainment, music, delicious food and wonderful company along the way. During this guided experience, you will be mesmerized as costumed docents and local historians share facts about what made 19th century Dubuque so distinctive and why it was, and continues to be, the “Masterpiece of the Mississippi.” Sites include the Mathias Ham House, Steeple Square, and the Fannie Stout House.
Return to hotel and enjoy free time at the Q Casino. (B,D)
Day 4 – Depart for Home
After breakfast, depart for home. (B)