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Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides

Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard the Dixie Belle, Shaker Village's 115-passenger riverboat. Cruise the scenic Kentucky River palisades, along a stretch of river with high limestone cliffs and untouched natural beauty.

One-hour narrated cruises describe the river's diverse ecosystem and the historical importance of the river to the Shakers. During the tour, the Dixie Belle ventures through the oldest exposed rock in Kentucky, and passes under High Bridge, an engineering marvel built in 1877.

Riverboat rides depart from nearby Shaker Landing.

Fall 2014 Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides*
Admission: $10 (ages 13 & above), $5 (ages 6-12), free for children 5 & under
Cruise Dates: Saturdays and Sundays
Cruise Times: 1 PM and 3 PM

*Riverboat rides are subject to weather and river conditions and will only run if the temperature is above fifty degrees. If you would like to know if the Dixie Belle is running, call 859.734.5411 for more information.  

  • Reservations are not necessary for groups less than twenty.
  • Tickets may be purchased the day of the cruise at the Carpenter's Shop Craft Store.
  • Please arrive at Shaker Landing thirty minutes prior to departure.
  • All rides are subject to weather and river conditions.
  • The Dixie Belle is accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
For more information, please email info@shakervillageky.org or call 800.734.5611 x1545. Special rates are available for groups of 20 or more, when reservations are made in advance.

Private Charters are available. Please click here for charter rates and more information.
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