"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.
On the bright side, the historic vessels which call the Mighty Mississippi home allow cruisers the unique opportunity to step back in time to the glory days of riverboat travel.
Overnight Mississippi River riverboat cruises can be an unforgettable experience for passengers able to arrange voyages in an uncertain cruise industry.
The Mark Twain Riverboat, originally called the Mark Twain Steamboat, takes visitors on a 12-minute adventure around Disneyland's Rivers of America.
If you are interested in taking an overnight Mississippi River riverboat cruise, it is imperative that you inquire with individual companies first.
Due to economic reasons the aforementioned Mississippi River riverboat cruise companies are not guaranteeing trips will run beyond 2009.
Kayaking and riverboat rides on the Mississippi River are just a stroll away, as are overlooks, green ways, parks and a river bluff hiking and biking trail. "Duck" amphibious vehicle tours are also available.