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Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen

2150 W River Pkwy, Bohemian Flats, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1020
+1 952-474-8058
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Fun Outing on the Water

Very enjoyable 90 minute cruise. You experience going through a lock both ways and get a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wayne D
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Marquette, Michigan
Perfect summers afternoon activity, especially the lock.

Great trip for all ages, the lock is quite an experience and then you have another 40 minutes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather R
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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2150 W River Pkwy, Bohemian Flats, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable 90 minute cruise. You experience going through a lock both ways and get a good lesson in the history of the city as it relates to the Mississippi River.

Thank Wayne D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip for all ages, the lock is quite an experience and then you have another 40 minutes motoring down the river.

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We had a great time last night on the Pizza/Happy Hour cruise. The night was beautiful and views were great! We even saw a couple of eagles! There was plenty of pizza and drinks were a $1 off. We would definitely do this again, but...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Our group took the Sunday brunch cruise in early October. The weather was fantastic and the leaves were changing so it was a lovely way to spend part of the day. We enjoyed the brunch, which is served buffet style. There were plenty of choices,...More

Thank Gail R
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We boarded the Mississippi Queen to enjoy the fall foliage. We found the boat to be VERY well kept and the staff competent and friendly. They exceeded our expectations.

Thank Jill H
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went on the charter out of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. It rained all day but that didn't stop us from relaxing and enjoying the Sunday brunch and boat cruise. The food was excellent and the ride was fun with the captain explaining special sites...More

Thank Karen M M
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you have never experienced boats moving through locks on a river, then this boat trip might interest you. Aside from that, the trip was not particularly informative nor does it traverse the downtown area of the city. I was hoping for something closer to...More

Thank Pat R
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We really enjoyed getting to go through the lock and dam. This also put us up pretty close to St. Anthony Falls which is beautiful. These were definitely the highlight of the trip and are worth the price of admission. However, the staff are pretty...More

Thank Lin L
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wow! Cruising down the Mississippi River was my favorite part of our vacation! It's so beautiful, and so relaxing. The best part was going by St. Anthony's Falls, and going through the Lock. The trip only cost $20.00 and I would've paid that much just...More

Thank CookieFace64
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

If you have never been on a boat ride or gone through a lock, you would find this cruise interesting. There is not much to see along the river and the narrator did not have much information to tell us about the Mississippi River at...More

Thank T569
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2mlang
7 August 2015|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
Are you sure we are talking about the same attraction?. No, they do not have a place to do your laundry.
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Ruth W
6 June 2015|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
The typical cruise is about 90 minutes. If you want a private event you could schedule them longer than that . We did not go on the dinner cruise, which I understand goes a little over two hours. We went on the Mississippi... More
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