"If, as in a scene in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a child pretends to be a riverboat captain, there's a lot more to that role-playing than simply knowing what a captain does and some basic boat terminology.
The 315-mile river boasts a scenic shoreline dotted with charming towns, historic monuments and breathtaking natural wonders, all of which can be seen from the deck of a riverboat or other cruise vessel.
Overnight Mississippi River riverboat cruises offer historic views of America from grand vessels that feature genuine turn-of-the-century décor and local flavor that you can't find anywhere else.
The feud between those families has been a highlight of the Paddlewheel Excursions riverboat ride for generations, and now riders on Shoot the Rapids will brave the ire of the moonshiners.
Sightseeing Cruises: Enjoy lectures about the history of the St. Louis Riverfront and the Mississippi River while you travel down the historic waterway onboard a nostalgic riverboat.