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Cincinnati on the Mighty Mississippi

Apr 1, 2008
There is something very romantic about the famed Mississippi River. Perhaps it is the reputation that has gradually built up about it throughout American history. It was first the method of travel by Native American Indians in the early years. Then, with the discovery of the new world, the settlers came and such renowned explorers as Lewis and Clark ventured up and down it. Eventually it became a major trading point for early Americans. Then, along came a man named Mark Twain. Twain was the one who truly immortalized this great river through the many tales in his books, particularly those of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Today, along the Ohio region, the Mississippi still flows and still retains that same sense of romance and allure that it has so rightfully earned. Now, it is considered one of the top vacation attractions of the major city of Cincinnati. Hundreds of thousands of visitors per year spend endless hours enjoying a day on the shores or even on the water itself. The opportunities for a fun vacation experience on the Mississippi are as endless as this majestic river itself.

One of the most taken advantaged of opportunities for vacation travelers on the shores of Cincinnati is that of the river cruises. There are a number of truly great tour boats, many of them ancient looking paddle boats, that offer a variety of fun-filled tours up and down the Mississippi River. One of these is the famed BB Riverboats tour company. As you board one of these old-style river boats you will feel almost as if you have stepped back into time, to the period that Mark Twain described so eloquently in his works. Among the tour cruises offered by BB Riverboats is that of the historic cruise. On this one there will be a narrator that will tell you of the many historical events that happened along the areas that you are boating through. Then there is the meal cruises, lunch and dinner. On these, for the price of admittance, you will not only get a grand tour of the Mississippi/Cincinnati coastline, but you will also get some of the finest cuisine that you have ever sunk your teeth into. For those who want the most out of their Mississippi adventure, there are daylong cruises where you spend an entire day on this beautiful river.

Then there is the city owned Showboat Majestic. This is a boat where you not only get to cruise the Mississippi River, but you also get to enjoy a show. This is not just another showboat though. It is considered a national landmark due to the fact that it is one of the last of its kind. The shows here are very diverse, as the city uses it as a platform for the local entertainers to break into their various careers.

If the historic tales of the legendary Mississippi River put a warm feeling in your heart, a romantic call, if you will, then schedule your next vacation river in Cincinnati Ohio and spend a relaxing week on Americas' most renowned River.
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