Belle of Louisville / Spirit of Jefferson
Sabrina Johnson, LaDonna Miller
401 West River Road
Louisville, KY 40203
Hours: TICKET OFFICE M-F 9-5, S-S 10-4
The Belle of Louisville, a National Historic Landmark and the most beloved symbol of our city, continues to grace us with her presence at the very site she visited so often throughout the early nineteen hundreds.
With the playing of her calliope, the Belle, now in her 90th year, continues to beckon one and all to join her on a journey back to the time when she carried passengers and goods to ports all along the beautiful Ohio River.
The majestic Ohio River, the major link between the bustling cities of the East Coast and the mighty Mississippi River, was greatly instrumental in shaping the future of the city of Louisville and to this day still captures the imagination of all who visit.
The Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson are perfect charter venues for Weddings, Corporate Events, Family & Military Reunions, Proms and much more! Our vessels also host celebrations for some of the region's most distinctive events including: Thunder Over Louisville, The Great Steamboat Race, The Kentucky Oaks and The Kentucky Derby.
Our friendly crew is here daily to assist you with reservations, gift certificates, private charters, season passes, group tours, weddings and other special occasions.
The Steamboat Belle of Louisville and the Riverboat Spirit of Jefferson...
"The Perfect Venue for a Perfect Event"
700 Central Avenue
Louisville KY 40208
Fax: 502.636.4560 email@example.com
Conrad Caldwell House
1402 S. James Court
Louisville KY 40208
See also our listing of Old Louisville museums
While you're in Louisville, you may wish to visit these other city-wide attractions:
- Actor's Theater of Louisville
Kentucky Derby Festival - It's For You! Kentucky Derby Festival - It's For You! Go to the web site that describes Louisville's most famous annual events, a whirlwind of activity from mid April until the first Saturday in May.
- Churchill Downs and The Kentucky Derby Museum
- The Louisville Zoo
- Louisville Slugger Museum a shrine to baseball
- Locust Grove Historic1790's home of General George Rogers Clark in eastern Jefferson County
- The Thomas Edison House
- Louisville Science Center Exhibits, programs and IMAX theater.
- Kentucky Center for the Arts and the W. L. Lyons Brown (formerly McCauley) Theater. For the performing arts including Broadway productions, The Louisville Orchestra and Kentucky Opera, New Masters Series, Jazz Cabaret, Lonesome Pine Specials, Midnite Ramble Series, Phillip Morris New Directions in Dance, Travelogue Series, Special Events and more!
- Kentucky Shakespeare Festival right here in Old Louisville's Central Park
- Kentucky Opera
- River Walk A scenic walk along the Louisville Riverfront. And Across the river, the Falls of the Ohio.
- Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Thrill Park
- Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center Year-round events on 400 acres and the downtown Kentucky International Convention Center (formerly Commonwealth Convention Center)
- When the steamboat "Idlewild" began plowing the waters of the Allegheny near Pittsburgh in 1914, and later tramped the Ohio, Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri River systems, no one had any idea she would eventually become the Belle of Louisville. Read her story, get info on her cruises, and even listen to her calliope.
- Caesar's Indiana Casino "The Glory of Rome." This 452 foot-long and 100 foot-wide vessel is the largest passenger carrying riverboat on any river in the world.
- Bernheim Forest Arboretum and Research Forest
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