PUBLIC PADDLEWHEEL CRUISES on
Mississippi River pools 7 and 8!
Friday Dinner Cruise
Saturday Dinner Cruise
∙ Captain's Sunday Brunch
Three Hour Cruise
*advance registration required for all meal cruises
Moonlight Paddlewheel Cruise (Groups Only)
Private Party Cruises
The La Crosse Queen is U.S. Coast Guard inspected for
safety and is licensed to carry up to 149 passengers.
Cruise Schedule ∙
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Crosse Queen is
a modern-day replica of the grand river boats that plied the Mississippi River
in the late 19th Century. Cruising out of LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, she is one of
the few authentic Mississippi River paddlewheel river boats still in operation
in the United States today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with
sternwheels that are her only means of propulsion. The La
Crosse Queen has a split
sternwheel and each is run by a twin diesel engine that powers hydraulic motors
which turn the paddles. This is in contrast to most Mississippi River
paddlewheelers in operation today that have a "free wheeling" paddlewheel at the
stern of the boat for visual effect, but have traditional screw-type engines
hidden for their real means of propulsion. The
La Crosse Queen
is U.S. Coast Guard inspected for safety and is licensed to carry up to 149
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Welcome aboard the
authentic La Crosse Queen paddlewheeler for 1-1/2 hours of
scenic delight on the upper Mississippi River! As the La Crosse
Queen paddles upstream on the main channel of the Mississippi River, your
guide will explain facts and trivia of the historical and present day
river, along with local points of interest. Watch for eagles and other
wildlife as we cruise past steep bluffs adjacent to the "Great River
Road" (Hwy. 14/61) a route designated by AAA as one of the most scenic areas
in the Midwest! As we near Lock & Dam No.7 in Dresbach, Minnesota, we will
explain the locking process to you. Cocktails, pop and concessions are
available to you. Daily river boat excursions early May through late October.
Luncheons available on this cruise for groups of 25+, please inquire.
Join us for a brunch fit for a "Queen"
while you enjoy the beautiful sights along "Ol' Man River".
Enjoy an array of hot breakfast and lunch entrees. To make the morning truly special, you will experience "locking through" Lock and Dam #7
on the Mississippi River (river
conditions permitting). Our narrated tour is included. Advance reservations are necessary.
sweetheart, friends or family aboard for a magical evening on the
Mississippi River. Sit back and relax while the La Crosse Queen
paddles down the main channel. The musicians will provide an
atmosphere of fine dining while you enjoy a tasty, chef-carved Prime Rib and
Chicken dinner. Later, they will serenade you while you relax on the
upper deck and watch the world go by. As a special treat on this 2-1/2
hour river boat cruise, we will "lock thru" Lock and Dam No. 7, river
conditions permitting. Advance reservations are necessary.
two-hour river boat dinner cruises are a wonderful way to unwind from a busy work
week, travel schedule or convention. Sit back and relax while
the La Crosse Queen paddles slowly down the main channel of the
Mississippi River. The musicians will provide a relaxed atmosphere as you enjoy
our Friday buffet-style
dinner of Chicken and Shrimp. For a memorable evening please call for reservations.
hours on one of the most scenic stretches of the upper Mississippi
River. Sit back and enjoy our narrated tour as we point out wildlife
and historical points of interest. Our river cruise includes one of
the oldest railroad swing bridges still in operation today. For a very
special experience we will "lock thru" Lock and Dam #7, weather
conditions permitting. A tasty double entree meal is served
buffet-style for your enjoyment. Advanced reservations are necessary.
with friends, family or business associates for camaraderie and fun on
this 90 minute scenic Mississippi River cruise. Enjoy complimentary
pizza with unlimited beer and soda while you cruise on the mighty
Mississippi River. This cruise is available to individuals, groups,
and private parties, running mid-April through October. Advanced
reservations are necessary.
This evening cruise is
available for public and private groups. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres,
meals, and entertainment can be added to enhance the evening if you
desire. Please call for rates and detailed information. Available
mid-April through October.
better place to host your special occasion such as conventions, class reunions,
receptions, weddings, business parties, and family get-togethers, than
aboard the LaCrosse Queen.
Yes, the La
Crosse Queen is a true Mississippi River paddlewheeler!
We’ll take the worry out of planning for you and attend to the details so
you can sit back and relax. Cocktails, food service, and entertainment are
available if desired. Back-to-back cruises are possible for extra large
groups. Available mid-April-October. Please call for menus and more details.
reservations are needed on all MEAL cruises for guaranteed passage;
sightseeing cruises are available on a first-come basis.
deck is climate controlled; the upper deck has a canopied cover and is
open at the sides for enjoyment of the scenic view and feel of the
A full service bar is available with cocktails, pop and
Dress on dinner cruises is casual.
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We offer reserved seating on all meal cruises.
The La Crosse Queen is wheelchair accessible and equipped with
restrooms, however we advise bus groups to make a restroom stop prior
to boarding as our facilities are limited.
Passenger Loading at the river boat dock,
405 Veterans Memorial Drive.
West end of State Street, downtown
La Crosse, Wisconsin,
on the North end of Riverside Park
For Charter and Group Rate Information contact our
Sales Department at 608-784-8523
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The La Crosse Queen features and
authentic split sternwheel.
Our home port of La Crosse, Wisconsin, is
located on the scenic Upper Mississippi River on Pool 8.
La Crosse Queen Cruises on the Mississippi
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American Bald Eagles, American White Pelicans, Osprey, Egrets, ducks, and
Great Blue Heron abound in this island-studded portion of the Upper