Historic Belle of Louisville, Kentucky

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The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating western rivers steamboat. It was originally built as Idlewild in 1914 by James Rees & Sons of Pittsburgh, PA, for the Memphis Packet Co.. Nowadays, it is top Louisville attraction. She takes passengers on cruises up and down the Ohio River and races in the Great Steamboat Race every year on the Wednesday before the Kentucky Derby. It has the shallow-draft flat-bottom hull braced by hog-chain trusses, multiple fire-tube boilers, paddlewheel propulsion. Tickets for individuals for Sightseeing voyage cost 21 USD per adult, 20 USD per senior(60), 12 USD per child (3-12) and free for child under 2 years.

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