April 2009 Issue
Travel along the mighty Ohio to explore the historical, cultural and natural wonders along the river’s banks.
Experience first-hand the romance that attracted young Samuel Clemens to be a riverboat pilot by booking a ride on the Ohio River aboard one of the three sternwheelers of BB Riverboats: theBelle of Cincinnati, the River Queen and theMark Twain. Cruises range from an hour of sightseeing to all-day excursions along the river, with lunch, dinner and holiday cruises available at other times. One unusual event is the Kentucky Derby Great Steamboat Race, held this year on April 29. Get yourself to Louisville, board the Victorian-style ornateBelle of Cincinnati and hang out at the railing while she challenges rival steamboats.
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071, 859/261-8500, 800/261-8586.
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